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.
Barbara Plaugher 84 has embodied the Core Values of Saint Joseph’s College by providing humanitarian aid to some of the poorest families across the globe through twenty volunteer service trips. She recounted these experiences in a beautiful memoir published in 2016 called Perseverance: Missions to the World.
Saint Joseph’s receives NCAA Division III Internship grant, new volleyball coach, several coaches collect career victory accolades, golf classic, newest Hall of Famers, and alumni athletes return to campus for friendly competition.
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?
Lane Hubacz shares his work at the cutting edge of aquaculture. According to Lane, "Not only are we helping to establish a sustainable food source, we can grow the business as much as we want to. That’s really appealing to me. I’m in it for the long haul."
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]