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New Mascot Revealed at Commencement Ceremony at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the College surprised the thousands gathered for the 106th Commencement ceremony by revealing the new Monks mascot character who stepped into the faculty procession line. Saint Joseph’s is the only college or university in the United States, in any NCAA division, to have “Monks” as a mascot. The Monks mascot dates back to 1970, but the costumed figure has not been a presence on campus for many years. Graduates represented more than 40 states and seven countries.

2019-05-13T09:23:00-04:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

Moon Landing, Flower Power, and Women’s Rights

Margaret Morrissette LeTourneau ’70 attended Saint Joseph's during a time of change. By the late ’60s activism related to women’s rights, the Vietnam War, and racial desegregation swept across the nation. In Standish, the Great Debate came: should the College go co-ed?

2018-12-03T15:59:13-04:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Fall 2018, Magazine|Tags: , |

Moving Mountains

Avid outdoorsman. Champion of education. Tireless volunteer. Editor of the one of the most iconic publications in America. It’s hard to know where to begin describing Peter Geiger Hon. ’14 and his commitment to making the world a better place, but when documenting sustainability initiatives in the Saint Joseph’s College community, Geiger’s name tops the go-to list.

2018-09-11T11:02:17-04:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Spring 2018|Tags: , , , |

Coming Together for the Mission

Mark Swann Hon. '18 reflects on a life of anti-poverty work by Patricia Erikson Preble Street Executive Director Mark Swann sits in front of a mural at the entrance of the Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, a low-barrier state licensed emergency overnight shelter in Portland offering a safe place for homeless and street-involved youth, and [...]

2018-09-11T11:02:16-04:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Spring 2018|Tags: , , , |

Trail Magic

Standout field hockey player Effie Drew ’15 pushes her limits and finds adventure as a thru-hiker By Emma Deans While classmates were zipping up graduation gowns and walking across the stage at Saint Joseph’s College’s commencement in May 2015, Effie Drew ’15 was embarking on what would become, at the time, the biggest [...]

2018-09-11T11:03:14-04:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Spring 2018|Tags: , |

On Finding Balance

Family, work, community, and self By Lee Kennedy ’87 Lee Kennedy ’87, taking time out to enjoy Portland’s foodie scene. Photo: Sean Harris. When I enrolled at Saint Joseph’s College, my initial impression was that it was an unassuming place that received people very well from all different backgrounds. It didn’t matter where [...]

2018-09-11T11:03:27-04:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Spring 2018|Tags: , , |

Heeding the Inner Call

How Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold ’83 (Hon. ’17) has brought her passion and expertise to Saint Joseph’s College By Patricia Erikson Photo caption: Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold ’83 received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service at Saint Joseph’s College’s 2017 Commencement. When she stepped to the podium, she surprised the crowd with an announcement. Photo: [...]

2018-09-11T11:06:16-04:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Winter 2017-18|Tags: , |