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Empowering Learners in the Mercy Tradition since 1912

Living on the Wild Side: Polar Dipping and Ice Fishing

Students will be living on the wild side this weekend– from philanthropic polar dipping to participating in the largest ice fishing event in the State of Maine: theSebago Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The College’s Rotary Club will jump into the lake to honor “the bravery of kids with cancer receiving treatment at Maine Children’s Cancer Program.” [...]

2018-09-11T11:05:52-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Highlights|Tags: |

Turning Passion Into Service

Captain David Stratton ‘19 was recognized by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office with the Maine Sheriffs’ Association Outstanding Achievement Award and the Community Service Award. David Stratton ’19 shares his devotion to justice By Matthew Gregoire ’18 On a sunny afternoon, I entered Baggot Street Café to meet with David Stratton ’19 of [...]

2018-09-11T11:11:46-04:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Winter 2017-18|Tags: , |

Class of 2020 Nursing Students Blessed in Nursing Lighting Ceremony

Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831 with a mission to serve the sick and poor. She believed, “We should be as shining lamps, giving light to all around us.” A little more than twenty years later, an Italian-born nurse carried a lamp on her nightly rounds as she tended to wounded soldiers [...]

2018-09-11T11:10:59-04:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Saint Joseph’s College Honors Cynthia Murray Beliveau ‘70 with the Catherine McAuley Award

At the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on May 6, 2017, Saint Joseph’s College honored alumna and former Board of Trustees President Cynthia Murray Beliveau of Portland with the Catherine McAuley Award. Named after the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, this award is reserved for an individual whose work reflects the values and spirituality [...]

2018-09-11T11:16:24-04:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Nhu Vo ’17 Named Heart and Soul Award Recipient, Honored with Tree Planting on Saint Joseph’s College Campus

When Nhu Vo ’17, of Manchester, Maine, graduates this week, she will leave a legacy of outstanding civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and a maple tree, planted in her honor by Student Government. Vo’s civic engagement efforts, calling attention to issues of both local and global importance, so impressed the statewide coalition Maine Campus Compact that they [...]

2020-08-12T16:28:52-04:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Spring Break Workfest: Student Service Trips During Lent

For the 26th year, Saint Joseph’s College launches several student groups into Spring Break Workfest across the country. Spring Break Workfest offers students the opportunity to travel as a group and serve others; as the season of Lent encourages renewed focus on “almsgiving,” or assistance of those in need, the frequent coincidence of the two [...]

2018-09-11T11:18:20-04:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: |

Students and Staff Participate in Midnight Run

Each year, Saint Joseph's Mercy Center participates in a "Midnight Run." in connection with the Midnight Run Organization out of New York. In 1987, the Midnight Run organization was founded and has since grown into 1,000 relief missions per year. Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools, and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets [...]

2018-09-11T11:19:43-04:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: |

College Joins the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Opposing the Executive Order Banning Travel from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries

President James Dlugos of Saint Joseph’s College joined more than 80 Catholic college and university presidents, who were gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) conference, in signing a statement opposing President Trump’s executive order to ban travel from seven muslim-majority countries. The January 29 ACCU statement reads, “As [...]

2018-09-11T11:18:08-04:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Work With Purpose

Meghan Elmore ’19 embraces her volunteer role at Catherine’s Cupboard. By Marisellia Greenlaw ’18 Photo caption: Meghan Elmore ’19 trains two new volunteers at Catherine’s Cupboard food pantry. On a Wednesday afternoon this fall, I rode with Meghan Elmore ’19 in one of the College’s vans to Catherine’s Cupboard, a food pantry founded in 2008 by Saint [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:37-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , |