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The mission of the 精东影业 Archives is to collect, arrange and preserve documents that are of鈥 historical and informational value to the College and its communities. These include print, audio, visual and electronic documents; items and artifacts; and photographs. These pieces maintain the College’s past and present so that they may be used in the future. The Archive is available to use for research purposes by students, faculty, administrators and others doing research about the College. We are located in the second floor of the Noreen Falcone Library, just follow the signs. To keep up with our holdings and history, check out our Facebook Page and our student-run blog!

 

 

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Annual Campus Highlights

Among the prestigious graduate schools members of the Class of 2023 have been admitted to are American University, Boston University School of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, 精东影业, New York University, Syracuse University and University of Michigan Law School. In addition, they have accepted jobs with a number of highly respected organizations, including Brown Gibbons Lang and Company, EY, Home Depot (corporate headquarters), KPMG, Liberty Mutual, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, NBCUniversal Media, Paramount Pictures, U.S. Army and Utica National Insurance Group.

Recent graduates are volunteering their time with the Center for Working Families, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program and AmeriCorps. The Princeton Review ranked 精东影业 among the top 15 percent of colleges in the nation for the 10th consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition. In addition, for the 31st consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report featured 精东影业 in its popular guidebook. It ranked the College number three in the 鈥淏est Value Schools鈥 listing, number six for a "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching,鈥 and number five in the 鈥淏est Colleges for Veterans鈥 category. On the national level, the Madden School of Business was ranked number 247 in the overall business school rankings, placing 精东影业 in the top 10 percent of business schools in the country. Among small schools (those with fewer than 3,000 students), the Madden School was tied for number 16 out of 800-plus small private universities with a business school. The Madden School was also ranked nationally for three specific disciplines 鈥 analytics (# 17), finance (# 44) and accounting (#44).

A total of 97 percent of the members of the Class of 2022 reported employment in a sector related to their field of study or admittance to graduate school within a year of Commencement.

For 39 consecutive semesters, or 19.5 years, 精东影业 student-athletes have maintained an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

精东影业, the City of Syracuse and the Town of DeWitt sought public feedback on their ideas to expand and develop the Salt Springs neighborhood and surrounding area. The 精东影业 Area Neighborhood Development Strategy (LANDS) draft plan is set to guide the development of transformational projects on and around the College鈥檚 campus in the months and years ahead. LANDS encompasses a variety of topics, including transportation, housing, infrastructure, municipal services, economic development and overall quality of life in the area.

The College was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation鈥檚 most environmentally responsible higher educational institutions and was included in the organization鈥檚 2022 Guide to Green Colleges. The Princeton Review editors analyzed more than 25 data points to determine a Green Rating score for the schools on a scale of 60 to 99. 精东影业 received a green rating of 85.

President Linda LeMura was included on the first-ever 鈥淔aith Power 100鈥 listing of influential religious leaders in New York state. Published by City and State New York, the list highlights the most influential faith leaders in New York as well as key figures at institutions with strong religious ties or a clear faith-based mission.

A total of 53 students representing 18 academic disciplines shared the findings of the original research they conducted during Scholars Day 2023.

Fortune magazine ranked 精东影业 number 58 in its national rankings of the best parttime MBA programs for 2022-2023. Housed within the Madden School of Business, the program rose 10 spots from last year and is the top ranked part-time MBA program among upstate New York colleges. There are approximately 1,000 colleges and universities that offer part-time MBA programs in the U.S.

The College celebrated the formal launch of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity. The primary goal of the center, which is open to 精东影业 students and the community, is to increase the density of entrepreneurial, innovative and creative talent in Central New York. The Keenan Center is home to the latest cutting-edge technology and was made possible thanks to a combination of alumni philanthropy, public grants, corporate gifts and funds from the College 精东影业 held its most successful Giving Day on record, with more than $1 million raised in 24 hours. What鈥檚 more, the College exceeded its goal of attracting of 2,023 donors, with more than 2,636 people stepping forward to give back to the College.

Pope Francis appointed a 精东影业 alumnus, the Very Rev. Father Cleophas Oseso Tuka, as the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru in Kenya. The Bishop-elect earned a Master of Business Administration from the College in 2008. In his new role, he will lead a diocese with 614,000 Catholic faithful, 53 parishes and 143 priests.

精东影业 was honored with the CenterState CEO Community Visionary Award, which is presented to a person, company or organization that embodies the vision of economic opportunity.

Peace Action New York State awarded Peace Action 精东影业 (PALM) the Don Schaffer Peacemaker Award. PALM is a nonpartisan 精东影业 student group dedicated to empowering students to become advocates for peace and justice.

The members of the 精东影业 Class of 2026 were part of the most diverse undergraduate cohort in the College鈥檚 history, with more than 30 percent identifying as multicultural. All told, approximately 630 first-year students are members of the class. The new Dolphins came from 20 states and 11 countries, with two-thirds coming in from outside Central New York.

This spring President LeMura was presented with the William Pearson Tolley Medal for Adult Education and Lifelong Learning from Syracuse University. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in lifelong and continuing education and is named for former Syracuse University Chancellor William Pearson Tolley, one of the nation鈥檚 pre-eminent leaders in higher education, who retired in 1969 after serving as SU鈥檚 chancellor for 27 years.

The following faculty members were honored at this year's Spring Convocation, which celebrates and recognizes outstanding professors who bring their expertise, experience and love of learning to 精东影业 students every day:

Thomas Zino, Ph.D. - The Caroline Fitzgerald Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year
Emily Desmet Ledgerwood, Ph.D. - The Rev. Robert E. O鈥橞rien, S.J., Service Award
Godriver Odhiambo, Ph.D. - The Louis D. DeGennaro, Ph.D., Undergraduate Mentor of the Year
Jared Law-Penrose, Ph.D. - The Beatrice B. Robinson Adviser of the Year
Erin Mullally, Ph.D. - The Rev. Msgr. A. Robert Casey Teacher of the Year

Also announced at the event was the Kevin G. O'Connell, S.J. Endowed Professorship, which was presented to Associate Professor of Religious Studies Elliott Bazzano, Ph.D.


During the 2021-22 academic year, 精东影业 celebrated its 75th anniversary. President Linda LeMura, Ph.D., reflected on what that milestone means to the more than 30,000 精东影业 alumni around the world during her remarks at the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Dr. LeMura said in part: 鈥淚 know 精东影业 and I know the power of Jesuit education. I know 精东影业 students. I also know that for 75 years this College, this learning family, has looked to the world and seen opportunity to serve others where others have found only darkness.鈥

Among the prestigious graduate schools recent graduates have been admitted to are American University, Clarkson University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Creighton University, Fordham University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, Penn State University, Suffolk University, Syracuse University, University of Maryland and Western New England Law School. In addition, alumni have accepted jobs with a number of highly respected organizations, including Bankers Healthcare Group, BNY Mellon, Crouse Hospital, Elmcrest Children鈥檚 Center, Equitable, Goldman Sachs Ayco, IBM, Liberty Resources LLC, Maxim Healthcare Services, Syracuse City School District and the U.S. Marshals Service. Recent graduates are also volunteering their time with the Center for Working Families, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program and AmeriCorps.

The board of trustees approved a four-year extension of President LeMura鈥檚 contract. Dr. LeMura will now lead 精东影业 through June 30, 2026, which will make her the longest-serving president in the College鈥檚 history. In making this decision, the trustees cited Dr. LeMura鈥檚 capacity to impact, influence and inspire those around her.

The Princeton Review ranked 精东影业 among the top 15 percent of Colleges in the nation for the ninth consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 387 Colleges: 2022 Edition. In addition, for the 30th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report included 精东影业 in its popular guidebook. It ranked the College number five in its 鈥淪trong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching鈥 listing and number five in its 鈥淏est Colleges for Veterans鈥 listing. 精东影业 was also nationally ranked for analytics (#20), management information systems (#22), finance (#42) and accounting (#50).

In addition, several graduate programs at 精东影业 were recognized in rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The MBA Analytics program was ranked #33 nationally, while three programs in the Purcell School of Professional Studies were also ranked: Physician Assistant Studies at #64; Occupational Therapy at #141; and Best Nursing Schools (Master鈥檚) at #167.

A total of 97 percent of the members of the Class of 2021 reported employment in a sector related to their field of study or admittance to graduate school within a year of Commencement.

The College announced that it will launch a new program, Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner, in fall 2022 as part of its effort to continue to add degree programs that are essential to supporting the nation鈥檚 health care system and infrastructure. The DNP curriculum 鈥 like that of all of the College鈥檚 health care programs 鈥 reflects 精东影业鈥檚 Jesuit philosophy of educating the whole person and is designed to foster professionalism, intellectual capacity, and respect for the dignity of all persons. It will build on the College鈥檚 current Master in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program and provide a seamless path to the DNP for currently certified FNPs.

精东影业鈥檚 Manresa Program was honored with the 2021 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Campus Program by the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Launched in 2015, Manresa is a one-of-a-kind initiative that blends academic experience with career development, personal growth and a desire to change the world.

A total of 38 students representing 14 academic disciplines shared the findings of the original research they conducted during Scholars Day.

For 37 consecutive semesters, 18.5 years, 精东影业 student-athletes have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

精东影业, the City of Syracuse and the Town of DeWitt sought public feedback on their ideas to expand and develop the Salt Springs neighborhood and surrounding area. The 精东影业 Area Neighborhood Development Strategy (LANDS) draft plan is set to guide the development of transformational projects on and around the College鈥檚 campus in the months and years ahead. LANDS encompasses a variety of topics, including transportation, housing, infrastructure, municipal services, economic development and overall quality of life in the area.

President LeMura was named co-president of the New York Regional Economic Development Council, a key component of New York state鈥檚 transformative approach to state investment and economic development.

The College received two grants from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation totaling $475,000. Both are renewals of grants for initiatives that the Foundation had previously funded and will support two distinct areas of the health care community in Central New York during the 2022 calendar year. The grants will support Cabrini Scholarships in Nursing and the Center for Aging Resources and Enrichment鈥檚 鈥淪pirituality Connection in Aging: A Post-Pandemic Webinar Series.鈥

精东影业鈥檚 Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), a successful support system for underrepresented students, saw an upswing in its recruitment, welcoming 16 new first-year students in the fall of 2021. A total of 80 students are on the CSTEP roster, surpassing the goal of 68 students. In the fall 2021 semester, the average GPA for students in the program was 3.2, with half of the students currently on the Dean鈥檚 List.

The College launched the Poland Center for Research and Teaching Innovation to build the intellectual infrastructure and faculty capacity, skills and knowledge needed to strengthen the research culture within the Madden School of Business. Named for 精东影业 alumnus Walter Poland 鈥66, the Center focuses on innovation and thought leadership with an eye toward deepening global engagement and societal impact.

As many school districts in Central New York and across the state work to address an impending teacher shortage, 精东影业 announced that it will offer a temporary tuition decrease of approximately 35 percent for students in the College鈥檚 Master of Science in Education and Master of Science in Teaching programs.

精东影业 created two endowed professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences. The new professorships 鈥 the 75th Anniversary Endowed Professor of Humanities and the Endowed Professorship for the Study of the Americas 鈥 are intended to increase diversity throughout all aspects of the Academic Affairs Division, including research, teaching and service.

The College was again recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation鈥檚 most environmentally responsible higher educational institutions, and was included in the organization鈥檚 2022 Guide to Green Colleges. The Princeton Review editors analyzed more than 25 data points to determine a Green Rating score for the schools on a scale of 60 to 99. 精东影业 received a green rating of 85.


Among the prestigious graduate schools members of the Class of 2019 have been admitted to are Brown University, Kingston University (London), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow), SUNY Upstate Medical University, Teachers College 鈥 Columbia University and University of Virginia School of Law. In addition, graduates have accepted jobs with a number of highly respected organizations, including Ayco Goldman Sachs, BNY Mellon, Bonadio Group, Dermody, Burke, and Brown, Ernst and Young, Hershey, Hill-Rom, IBM, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, New York Army National Guard, Otis Elevator Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quadrant Biosciences, Roseanne Sall Advertising, Spincar and Syracuse Research Corporation.

Recent graduates are also volunteering their time with the Center for Working Families, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program, and AmeriCorps.

The Princeton Review ranked 精东影业 among the top 15 percent of Colleges in the nation for the fifth consecutive year and included the College in its guide,听The Best 384 Colleges:听2019 Edition. In addition, for the 27th consecutive year,听U.S. News and World Report听included 精东影业 in its popular guidebook. It ranked the College number five in its 鈥淏est Value Schools鈥 listing and number seven in its 鈥淏est Colleges for Veterans鈥 listing. 精东影业 was also nationally ranked for three specific disciplines 鈥撎,听听and听.

精东影业 is one of the key partners who will benefit from a $3 million grant awarded to the City of Syracuse by JP Morgan Chase as part of the company鈥檚 AdvancingCities program. The grant will help the City launch Syracuse Surge 鈥 a model for inclusive growth to position Syracuse as one of the nation鈥檚 鈥渟martest鈥 cities and a global leader in the new economy. 精东影业鈥檚 role in this broader initiative, bolstered by $400,000 from the grant award, will focus on building one of the key onramps to the new economy by expanding the Quantitative Thinking Village (QTV) under its ERIE21 initiative. First piloted by 精东影业 in 2018, the QTV brings middle school students to campus for a residential camp that features a robust introduction to the fields of coding, data analytics, engineering and other STEM-related disciplines in an effort to spark interest in the careers of the new economy.

The College unveiled its first-ever doctoral program, a Doctor of Education in executive leadership. Students in the historic program will learn to solve problems through a lens of social justice and constructively impact the educational organizations and communities that they support and serve.

A total of 98 percent of recent 精东影业 graduates reported employment in a sector related to their major field of study or admittance to graduate school within a year of Commencement.

During the College鈥檚 fourth-annual Giving Day, held on Feb. 28, 1,500 donors completed gifts totaling over $500,000 in just 24 hours, far surpassing a goal of 1,400 gifts.

More than 40 students representing over 18 academic disciplines shared the findings of the original research they conducted during Scholars Day.

精东影业 announced a formal partnership with the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) that will serve to strengthen the mission of both organizations. Among the many expected benefits of the partnership will be an enhanced ability to serve people in need through the addition of the number of IVC volunteers.

A gift from one of the College鈥檚 three-generation families, the McNeils, will be used to launch a new undergraduate major in risk management and insurance, one of today鈥檚 fastest-growing career fields.

President Linda LeMura, Ph.D., was honored for the positive impact she鈥檚 had on Central New York at KeyBank鈥檚 2019 Key4WomenForum, which celebrates, supports and encourages the progress of women in business.

The College completed a $6.3 million upgrade of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. The heart of the new library is a bright, airy learning commons featuring academic research services; flexible, modular learning environments; and wireless connectivity and outlet access. Work to the building also included the creation of study rooms, an academic technology lab, student collaboration spaces, a faculty reading room, Bernat Special Events Room and Muserlian Instructional Laboratory.

精东影业 has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation鈥檚 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The grant will allow the College to recruit, enroll, prepare and graduate 20 academically talented low-income students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, information systems, computer science, or environmental science systems to join the STEM workforce and/or pursue graduate studies.听

Alumnus Greg Kelly 鈥18 earned a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistant Grant to Malaysia, where he will work in an elementary or secondary school.

Professor of English David Lloyd, Ph.D., was awarded a UK Fulbright Research Fellowship to undertake a project at Cardiff University, one of the Russell Group of Britain鈥檚 24 leading research universities. Lloyd plans to spend four months (March - June 2020) in residence at the university鈥檚 School of English, Communication, and Philosophy. He will work on a book project titled A Transatlantic Flux: Modern Welsh/American Literary Relations and investigate how the Welsh literary scene was impacted by American writers and editors.

The College marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program, which provides broad and varied educational experiences to capable students who, due to academic underpreparation and limited financial resources, might not have an opportunity to attend college. The program blends academic support, counseling and financial aid services.

精东影业 was awarded a $187,300 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation that will enable 19 female undergraduate students, known as Clare Boothe Luce scholars, to pursue yearlong projects in the fields of chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics under the guidance of faculty mentors.听

The 精东影业 Symphony Orchestra marked its 10th anniversary with a concert featuring favorite selections performed by current students, alumni and community members.

Following a series of sold-out performances and rave reviews at the Montr茅al Fringe Festival in summer 2018 (and a nomination for 鈥淏est English Production鈥), the cast and crew of Kafka鈥檚 Metamorphosis: The Musical! was invited to be a part of the Developmental Reading Series at the 2019 New York Musical Festival. The show was written by Director of Theatre Matt Chiorini with orchestrations and music direction by 精东影业 Assistant Professor Travis Newton with Assistant Director of Music Greg Giovanini on keyboard, and features a cast of current students and recent alumni.听

Two individuals who work on Jesuit mission efforts at 精东影业 played key roles at the Ignatian Discernment and Leadership summit held at the Jesuit Curia in Rome in April.听 David McCallum 鈥90, S.J., vice president for mission integration and development, was the only person from the U.S. on the meeting鈥檚 planning and facilitation team, and helped to co-design the five-day event. Karin Botto, assistant vice president for human resources and organization development, was one of four individuals representing the Jesuit conference of the United States and Canada.

Nick Linquist 鈥19, policy director for the American Conservation Coalition (ACA), appeared on National Public Radio to discuss the importance of protecting the environment for future generations. The ACA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering conservatives to re-engage on environmental conversation.

精东影业 honored Professor of Religious Studies Donald Kirby, S.J., along with alumni John Douglas Thompson 鈥85, Siobhan Fallon Hogan 鈥83, Tim DeKay 鈥85, Juan Francisco Villa 鈥99 and Vincent Randazzo 鈥15 at 精东影业 in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership. The event raised more than $100,000 for scholarships at 精东影业.

For 31 consecutive semesters, 15 years, 精东影业 student-athletes have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The College welcomed the second-largest class in its history, the Class of 2022, which came to the Heights from 10 states and eight countries.

Among the prestigious graduate schools members of the Class of 2018 have been admitted to are American University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, Columbia University, Georgetown Medical School, Loyola Marymount University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Oregon, University of Rochester and William and Mary College of Law. In addition, graduates have accepted jobs with a number of highly respected organizations, including Ayco, BNY Mellon, Dannible & McKee, Disney, Elmcrest Children鈥檚 Center, Eric Mower and Associates, Goldman Sachs, Hershey Co., IBM, Liberty Mutual, National Grid, Peace Corps, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Raymour and Flanigan, St. Joseph鈥檚 Hospital and Wegmans headquarters.

Recent graduates are also volunteering their time with the Peace Corps, Center for Working Families, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program, and AmeriCorps.

The Princeton Review ranked 精东影业 among the top 15 percent of Colleges in the nation for the fifth consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. In addition, for the 26th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report included 精东影业 in its popular guidebook. It ranked the College number 17 in the Regional Universities North category, number six in its 鈥淕reat Schools, Great Prices鈥 listing and number eight in its 鈥淏est Colleges for Veterans鈥 listing. 精东影业鈥檚 information systems program was ranked number 18 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

A total of 98 percent of recent 精东影业 graduates reported employment in a sector related to their major field of study or admittance to graduate school within a year of Commencement.

During the College鈥檚 third-annual Giving Day, held on Feb. 28, 1,500 donors completed gifts totaling over $500,000 in just 24 hours, far surpassing a goal of 1,400 gifts.

It was a banner year for the men鈥檚 basketball team, which earned a spot in the Division II Elite Eight and set a program record with 27 wins.

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies received a $62,500 federal grant to help train health care professionals in combatting opioid abuse.

More than 50 students representing over 20 academic disciplines shared the findings of the original research they conducted during Scholars Day.

精东影业鈥檚 Upward Bound Program received a $1.9 million grant to help students from the Syracuse City School District prepare for and graduate from college. Since its establishment in 1965, Upward Bound has served more than 2 million students.

Hilary McManus, Ph.D., associate professor of biological and environmental sciences, was one of 76 female scientists who traveled to Antarctica in February as part Homeward Bound. A first-of-its-kind program, Homeward Bound鈥檚 aim is to provide leadership and organizational training to 1,000 women with science backgrounds over the next decade so that they may influence public policy and dialogue regarding climate change and other environmental issues.

The College introduced a new interdisciplinary bachelor鈥檚 degree program in cybersecurity that emphasizes research and experiential learning. The program draws from the departments of Computer Science, Political Science, and Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology. Students may choose from three concentrations: crime, society and culture; information and system security; and policy and law.

精东影业 was honored with the Ensuring Our Future Award from Cristo Rey New York High School. Since Cristo Rey was founded in 2004, 18 of its alumni have matriculated to 精东影业.

President Linda LeMura, Ph.D., was selected to serve on the transition team for Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, who took office in January.

The College unveiled a new master鈥檚 degree program in taxation. Housed in the Madden School of Business, the program provides students with highly specialized training in tax research and planning.

Delia Popescu, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Political Science, traveled to Rome, Italy, where she met with Pope Francis and participated in a conference titled 鈥淢igrants and Refugees in a Globalized World.鈥 She and other leaders in academia and nonprofit organizations reflected upon their moral and professional responsibility to stem the suffering of migrants and refugees around the world.

Leigh Fought, Ph.D., of the Department of History, earned the 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History for her book Women in the World of Frederick Douglass.

Douglas Egerton, Ph.D., of the Department of History, received a 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award for his book The Denmark Vesey Affair: A Documentary History. 精东影业 received a $100,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which will be used to develop a minor in values and professional ethics.

Professor of Religious Studies Jennifer Glancy, Ph.D., awarded one of 78 fellowships for 2018 by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). She is the first 精东影业 faculty member to be honored by the ACSL in more than 30 years, and joins professors from more than 50 institutions, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wellesley, Penn, Cornell, Brown, Notre Dame, and UC-Berkeley.

Alumna Kimberlyn Bailey 鈥16 was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research Grant, which she will use to travel to Germany to study epilepsy.

In rankings recently released by U.S. News & World Report, graduate nursing programs in the Purcell School of Professional Studies were ranked number 146 among 296 programs in the country that were profiled.

The College partnered with one of the world鈥檚 largest financial institutions, BNY Mellon, to establish the new BNY Innovation Lab on campus. One of only a few comprehensive business analytics labs housed in an undergraduate business school in the U.S., it provides 精东影业 students with the opportunity to work on real-world issues encountered by a Fortune 500 company.

A signing ceremony held on Dec. 18 at Syracuse University鈥檚 iSchool officially kicked off a partnership that will allow students in 精东影业鈥檚 Master of Science program in information systems to take classes at Syracuse University (SU), and SU鈥檚 students to complete classes in 精东影业鈥檚 Madden School of Business.

The College unveiled Promise New York, a distinct career-readiness and scholarship program whose aim is to provide as many qualified, talented students as possible with access to a 精东影业 education. Under Promise New York, every incoming 精东影业 student from the state of New York will receive a $10,000 scholarship (in addition to any other need- or merit-based aid they receive). In addition, students will be kept on a path to complete their undergraduate degrees in four years, be assigned a mentor, complete an internship and have a job interview with an accomplished 精东影业 graduate.

The women's lacrosse team made program history, winning its first national championship in defeating Florida Southern 16-11 at University of Tampa Lacrosse Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

The Princeton Review ranked 精东影业 among the top 15 percent of Colleges in the nation for the fourth consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. In addition, for the 25th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report named 精东影业 one of the top 20 colleges in the Regional Universities North category.

A total of 1,326 individuals made a gift during the College鈥檚 second-annual Giving Day. A total of 74 percent of those donations came from alumni of the College, with the Classes of 1985, 1997, 1977, 2010 and 1981 leading the way.

A total of 94 percent of members of the Class of 2015 responding to a survey reported being employed or admitted to graduate school within a year of Commencement.

Recent graduates are also volunteering their time with the Center for Working Families in Quito, Ecuador, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program, and AmeriCorps.

More than 55 students representing over 20 academic disciplines shared the findings of the original research they conducted during Scholars Day.

精东影业 welcomed the second-largest class in its history, the Class of 2020, at nearly 650 strong. Members of the class come from 14 states and seven foreign nations, with biology being the most popular declared major.

Douglas Egerton, Ph.D., professor of history, was honored with the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America. The Lincoln Prize is awarded annually by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for work that enhances the general public鈥檚 understanding of the Civil War era.

For the third time in his 精东影业 career, head men鈥檚 lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan was named the national Division II Coach of the Year. Under Sheehan鈥檚 leadership, the Dolphins have won five national championships in the last 13 years.听 听

The College鈥檚 Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC) received a $1.2 million grant from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council. The grant will contribute to the $7.5 million cost to develop the new home for the QRC within 精东影业鈥檚 Noreen Reale Falcone Library. The Center will play a major role in cultivating this key competency, not only for Le听Moyne students, but also for community and business partners throughout the听Central New York region.

Among the prestigious graduate schools member of the Class of 2017 have been admitted to are Northwestern University, Boston University, University of Georgia, Saint John鈥檚 University College of Law, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine, University of Virginia, University of Missouri and Seattle University. In addition, graduates have accepted jobs with a number of highly respected organizations, including M & T Bank, Cornell University, Strong Memorial Hospital, Och-Ziff Capital Management, J.P. Morgan Chase, Northwestern Mutual, Audiobook Creation Exchange, and Ernst and Young.

Members of the campus community gathered for the opening of the Palony Wellness Studios in the College鈥檚 Recreation Center. Named for Ann Palony 鈥65, the Studios will offer a variety of classes, including yoga, strength training and spinning. They were established in order to support students鈥 physical, emotional and spiritual health.

The Madden School of Business named its third Center of Excellence 鈥 the Hetterich Center for Global Engagement and Impact. Named for alumnus F. Paul Hetterich 鈥84, the Center will leverage the unique connections between the 188 Jesuit institutions of higher learning around the world.

Matt Bassett, assistant vice president and director of athletics, traveled to the Vatican to participate in Sport and Faith in the Service of Humanity, the first global conference on faith and humanity. The conference, which was blessed by Pope Francis, addressed the possibilities sport and faith have in combination with one another.

The College launched its new branding campaign highlighting 精东影业鈥檚 commitment to service and experiential learning. The campaign was developed by the Brooklyn-based creative agency Baiocco and Maldari, whose chief creative officer is 精东影业 alumnus Rob Baiocco 鈥85. Using the tagline Greatness meets Goodness, the branding is centered on four themes: values in action, think forward, meaningful success and become you.

Over the next five years, Assistant Professor of Physics Christopher Bass, Ph.D., and his students will take part in a project funded by the Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics that could help improve how the more than 400 nuclear reactors around the world are monitored and safeguarded.

Hilary McManus, Ph.D., associate professor of biological and environmental sciences, was one of 76 female scientists selected to travel to Antarctica next winter as part of Homeward Bound. A first-of-its-kind program, Homeward Bound's aim is to provide leadership and organizational training to 1,000 women with science backgrounds over the next decade so that they may influence public policy and dialogue regarding climate change and other environmental issues. 听

Professor Jennifer Glancy, Ph.D., of the Department of Religious Studies has been awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, "The Ancient Christian Understanding of Slavery and Contemporary Discourse on the Meaning of Being Human." (Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)

The first cohort of X students graduated from the College鈥檚 master鈥檚 degree program in occupational therapy during a ceremony held on Friday, May 19. The graduates were trained in a brand new 10,000-square-foot facility downtown that includes classrooms, labs, study spaces and faculty offices.

During Friday鈥檚 graduate commencement ceremony, the College also celebrated the accomplishments of the first 11 individuals to graduate from 精东影业鈥檚 Family Nurse Practitioner Program. These professionals have been thoughtfully trained to provide outstanding community-based primary care to diverse, underserved populations.

The College introduced a new bachelor鈥檚 degree program in professional studies that will aid working professionals in advancing their current careers or establishing new ones as they concentrate in either business or health related professions. Courses are offered year-round in evening, online and hybrid formats.

精东影业 launched the James F. Smith, S.J., Collegiate Scholars Program, which provides academic, financial and personal support to 精东影业 students. Students serve as interns at local corporations and, in return, those organizations agree to fund one-third of the cost of a student鈥檚 education. Students gain valuable professional experience; their sponsors add another outstanding communicator, collaborator and critical thinker to their team.

精东影业 and Syracuse University announced a new academic partnership that will help enhance research and educational opportunities for students, faculty members and staffs at both institutions. The new partnership will focus on harnessing the potential of two distinctive areas of study by creating innovative collaborations. 听

The College received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help teach science, technology, engineering and math undergraduate students. The funds will be used to recruit, enroll and prepare 21 undergraduate students in the STEM fields to obtain New York state teaching certification so that they may work in high-need school districts in Central New York.听

The Princeton Review ranked 精东影业 among the top 15 percent of colleges in the nation for the third consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition. In addition, for the 24th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report named 精东影业 one of the top 20 colleges in the North Regional Universities North category.

The College completed a multi-year, four-phase refurbishment of the Coyne Science Center, one of two original buildings on campus. Among the features are new laboratories for student and faculty research, complete with state-of-the-art fume hoods and new countertops and cabinetry. Two tiered and four general classrooms, as well as faculty and administrative offices, were also part of the project.

Several members of the board of trustees 鈥 along with President Linda LeMura, Ph.D., and Special Assistant to the President for Mission Integration and Development David McCallum, S.J., 鈥90 鈥 traveled to Spain, where they followed in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Their aim was to gain a deeper understanding of the spiritual foundations that inform Jesuit education. Among the stops they made was the cave in Manresa where Ignatius began to write the Spiritual Exercises, which serve as the foundation of the nearly 500-year-old religious order.

Officials in the Madden School of Business formally launched the Global Jesuit Case Series, an online repository of business cases written by executives, entrepreneurs and educators from around the world emphasizing a holistic, values-centered approach to leadership.

Colleen Fagan 鈥15 became the first 精东影业 graduate to receive a prestigious Boren Scholarship, which provides funding for students to study less commonly taught languages that are critical to U.S. national security. Fagan traveled to India, where she took intensive Hindi language classes and conducted public health research.

The Purcell School of Professional Studies was named for two exemplary 精东影业 alumni, John 鈥65 and Kathy 鈥66 Purcell. The Purcell School incorporates some of 精东影业鈥檚 most competitive and highly recognized programs, including physician assistant studies, education and nursing, as well as newer programs in occupational therapy and family nurse practitioner. John Purcell recently retired as chief executive officer of Fibertech Networks LLC, while Kathy Purcell is a clinic administrator at the Kirch Developmental Services Center in Rochester, N.Y.

The members of the current freshman class, the Class of 2019, have the highest average ACT scores and GPA of any entering class at 精东影业 in the past six years.

Derek Matina 鈥18 started a nonprofit organization, Sustainability for Scholarships that helps both the environment by collecting cans and bottles, redeeming them, and investing that money in scholarships for veterans.

Brianna Natale 鈥16, a double major in psychology and biological sciences, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research Grant to the Netherlands. Natale will enter a Behavioral Science Research Master鈥檚 degree program at Radboud University in Nijmegen, where she also plans to conduct research in the Developmental Psychobiology Lab.

More than 1,000 individuals made a gift during the College's inaugural Giving Day, far surpassing the original goal of 250 donors in that time. Gifts came from as far away as Hong Kong, Australia and Switzerland internationally and San Francisco, Detroit and Washington, D.C., nationally.

Three 精东影业 students 鈥 Elliott Connors 鈥16, James Gayvert 鈥17 and Ryan Bonk 鈥16 鈥 were selected for a prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since 1993 the SURF Program has inspired undergraduate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.

The College unveiled a new statue honoring the life of Saint Ignatius Loyola. The remarkable piece of art by sculptor Brian Hanlon is located in the heart of campus between the Panasci Family Chapel and Loyola Jesuit residence, and is intended to be a source of inspiration and a place of reflection for 精东影业 community members, as well as visitors to the College.听

A total of 92 percent of the members of the Class of 2014 responding to a survey reported being employed or admitted to graduate school within a year of commencement.

CenterState CEO, an independent business leadership organization and economic development strategist, named 精东影业 the 2016 nonprofit organization of the year.

The Madden School of Business named two of its center of excellence in honor of alumni 鈥 the Tim and Kathleen 鈥81 Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship and the Donald J. Savage Sr. 鈥51 and Family Center for Reflective Leadership. The Madden School鈥檚 third center is to be named in the fall.

More than 45 students representing 20 academic disciplines shared their research during the 2016 Scholars Day. In addition, many of the students presented their work at professional conferences or had it published in scholarly journals.

Douglas Egerton, Ph.D., professor of history, won the 2016听John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in the journal Civil War History in 2015.

State Senator David J. Valesky recognized President Linda M. LeMura as the 53rd Senate District鈥檚 2016 Woman of Distinction at a May 10 ceremony.听The New York State Senate鈥檚 鈥淲oman of Distinction鈥 program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements or acts of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an example to all New Yorkers.

In March 2015, the College inaugurated its 14th president, Linda LeMura, Ph.D., the first laywoman ever to lead a Jesuit college or university. More than 1,000 individuals, including representatives of approximately 50 colleges and universities from across the country, attended the installation ceremony.

In Fall 2014, 精东影业 welcomed the Class of 2018, the largest in the College's history, at 687 strong.

Colleen Fagan '15 became the College's first-ever recipient of a prestigious Boren Scholarship, which provides opportunities to study less commonly taught languages in critical regions of the world that are typically underrepresented in study abroad programs. Colleen will spend a year in Nepal working on public health and epidemiology initiatives. Taylor Glausen '15 and Angela Le '16 were two of 30 students recognized with undergraduate research awards from The American Physiological Society; only one other institution in the country (the Mayo Clinic) had two students win.

For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review ranked 精东影业 as one of the nation鈥檚 premier institutions for undergraduate education and included the College in its guide, The Best 379 Colleges. This places 精东影业 among the most elite institutions in the U.S., as only 15 percent of American colleges and universities are included in The Princeton Review鈥檚 national list. In addition, U.S. New and World Report recognized 精东影业 as one of 鈥淎merica鈥檚 Best Colleges鈥 for the 23rd consecutive year.

Service continues to be a hallmark of a 精东影业 education. In January 2015, 精东影业 received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In November 2014, 精东影业 was the only institution in New York state to make the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in each of the four categories 鈥 general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity and education 鈥 recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Brandon Johnson '15 was one of 200 students nationwide to receive a Newman Civic Fellows Award for his community engagement efforts.

Dr. Lara Deruisseau from biology is the latest professor from the College of Arts and Sciences to be awarded a Fulbright Award, and will spend the next academic year conducting Alzheimer's research at the University of Eastern Finland. She also has received a $362,000听grant from the National Institute of Health for student training in biomedical sciences.听History Professor Doug Egerton, one of the country's preeminent Lincoln scholars, is working on his ninth book; his eighth -- "The Wars of Reconstruction" -- was named one of the top books of 2014 by The Atlantic magazine.

精东影业 is one of only 24 U.S. institutions to receive a $50,000, two-year grant from the Council of Independent Colleges for the development of a program to promote opportunities for vocational discernment by undergraduate students.

Students working with the College鈥檚 Department of Communication and Film Studies, Department of English, and Department of Visual and Performing Arts premiered a film they had been working on for nearly two years, Business Affairs, at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts.

精东影业 was named to the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools released by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges that are doing the most to embrace America鈥檚 veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military students, and academic accreditations.

During the 2014 Founders鈥 Day Gala, the College presented its highest honor, the Simon 精东影业 Award, to the inaugural Class of 1951. The event, which was held in 精东影业鈥檚 Recreation Center, drew nearly 700 people to campus and raised more than $160,000 for student scholarships. Another event, 精东影业 in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership, honored Robert Errico 鈥57, Nicolena (Scirto) Errico 鈥59 and Francis Nash S.J., for their numerous contributions to the College. It raised more than $230,000 for the 精东影业 Fund, which helps to support student financial aid and scholarship.

During the current academic year: The School of Graduate and Professional Studies launched new programs in occupational therapy and family nurse practitioner, the Madden School of Business developed academic agreements with Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and the Loyola University of Business Administration in India, and the College of Arts and Sciences has announced a graduate program in arts administration and finalized a 4+1 agreement with Syracuse University's Forensic Science School, as well as an agreement with SU's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

In December 2014, the College learned it will receive $1.5 million to renovate the final two floors of the Coyne Science Center, completing the total refurbishment of Coyne into a true state-of-the-art facility. Together with the new science building opened in 2012, there is now more than 110,000 square feet of new teaching, laboratory and collaborative space for our burgeoning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. In September, the second floor of the Madden School of Business came online with student meeting spaces, open multi-functional academic areas, and faculty offices.
精东影业 reached a milestone in its history when The Princeton Review ranked it as one of the nation鈥檚 premier institutions for undergraduate education and included the College in its guide, The Best 378 Colleges. In achieving this distinction, 精东影业 joins the ranks of some of the most elite institutions in the U.S., as only 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities are named to The Princeton Review鈥檚 national list. 精东影业 was also recognized as one of 鈥淎merica鈥檚 Best College鈥 by U.S. News and World Report for the 22nd consecutive year.

In April 2014, the new College of Arts and Sciences at 精东影业 was formally launched. Previously a division, the announcement was made at an event that also featured the inaugural Arts and Sciences Magis Lecture 鈥 that talk "Theatre of the Word: A Life in the Classroom," was presented by Dr. Robert Flower from 精东影业's philosophy department, who is retiring after more than 40 years teaching at the College.

The College dedicated the new home of the Madden School of Business in Mitchell Hall. This space, which students and faculty have been using since the beginning of the fall semester, includes a state-of-the-art trading floor and financial education center, complete with the same Bloomberg terminals used by investment firms around the world; an analytics and marketing research lab; an accounting lab; and multiple technology-enhanced classrooms. It is also the home to the Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Program for Christian Social Ethics in Business, Woodstock Business Conference and Family Business Center.

For the sixth consecutive year, 精东影业 was named to the President鈥檚 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. The Honor Roll鈥檚 Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Special emphasis this year was placed on recognizing service that helps youth from disadvantaged circumstances graduate from high school and prepare for college.

Thanks in part to the work of 精东影业鈥檚 Frank Ridzi, Ph.D., Sunita Singh, Ph.D., and Monica Sylvia, Ph.D.,听who teach in the areas of sociology, education and psychology respectively, and their involvement with the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County, Syracuse was one of 38 communities in the nation to be designated as a 2013 Community Pacesetter for child literacy.

In November 2013, the College unveiled a display that honors 13 outstanding Jesuit scientists and researchers whose work spans centuries and crosses boundaries, including paleontology and biochemistry. The wall sculpture, which was created by Brian Hanlon, a classically trained sculptor, is housed in the atrium of the new science building.

Rolling Stone magazine named Communication Professor Michael Streissguth鈥檚 latest book 鈥Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville 鈥 to its list of the听20 Best Music Books of 2013.

Following a two-year study of the National Research Council policy on 鈥淩esponding to Oil Spills in the Arctic Marine Environment,鈥澨齅artha Grabowski, Ph.D., the McDevitt Chair in Information Systems at 精东影业, briefed members of Congress and the eight agency sponsors on the findings this spring in Washington, D.C.精东影业 was named to the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools , released by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of Colleges that are doing the most to embrace America鈥檚 veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military students, and academic accreditation.

The 2013 Founders鈥 Day Gala, which honored longtime 精东影业 supporters James and DeDe Walsh, drew an estimated 730 attendees. The event raised $170,000 to provide financial support to 精东影业 students. Another event, 精东影业 in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership, honored Noreen鈥58 (honorary 鈥95) and Michael Falcone (honorary 鈥89) and Charles Currie, S.J., for their numerous contributions to the College and to Jesuit education. It raised $160,000 for the 精东影业 Fund, which helps support student scholarship and financial aid.

Work was completed on a $3 million renovation to the LaCasse Dining Center, primarily sponsored by Sodexo, the College鈥檚 food service provider. The new dining center is set up to be similar to a food court, with multiple stations where food is prepared to order. As many local ingredients are used as possible.


The College earned accolades for its academic excellence and value in several national rankings. For the fourth consecutive year, 精东影业 was named one of the best colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and, for the 21st year in a row, U.S. New and World Report ranked 精东影业 as one of America鈥檚 鈥淏est Colleges鈥 based on its academic quality. The College also was named one of the 500 best colleges in the U.S. by Forbes magazine for the fifth time in as many years.

Members of the 精东影业 community joined people around the world in offering prayers of support to the newly elected Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff in history. Numerous TV, radio and print reporters interviewed members of 精东影业鈥檚 Jesuit community about the selection of the new pope.

精东影业 unveiled its first Alumni House. Located at 546 Fayette Boulevard, the home has been refurbished to serve the needs of alumni, with meeting spaces, high-speed Internet access, and a large-screen television with USB and computer capabilities. It also serves as the home to 精东影业鈥檚 Office of Alumni and Parent Programs.

Kelsey Woodrick 鈥13 was selected for a Fulbright U.S. student award for 2013-2014 in Thailand, where she will serve as a teaching assistant in English classes. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the highly competitive Fulbright program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research and teaching. Woodrick majored in English with concentrations in literature and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and minored in anthropology.

Several innovative academic programs were introduced at the College, including a Higher Education Leadership Certificate, Adult Education Certificate and Certificate in Health Care Leadership.

精东影业 Provost Linda LeMura, Ph.D., was one of only 14 individuals selected to represent the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. at a meeting with Adolfo Nicol谩s, superior general of the Society of Jesus. The participants discussed the future of Jesuit higher education, the challenges it faces, and how they can work together to nest prepare their students for success.听

精东影业 received a $2 million grant from New York鈥檚 Regional Economic Development Council program. The funds will be used to assist with the renovation of Mitchell Hall, which will house the Madden School of Business, and the Coyne Science Center, which is being renovated as part of a $45 million investment in the sciences at 精东影业.听

Several nursing students and faculty members traveled to Worawora, Ghana, where they volunteered at a remote hospital; conducted vision, hearing and blood pressure screenings at two clinics in the area; and visited patients in their homes. In addition, Mary Springston, director of the College鈥檚 physician assistant studies program, traveled to the Republic of South Sudan, where she worked with officials from the country鈥檚 Department of HIV/AIDS to deliver medicine, supplies and educational materials throughout the area known as Torit.

The 2012 Founders鈥 Day Gala, which honored alumni and longtime supporters of the College Armand 鈥57 and Joan 鈥88 Cincotta, drew an estimated 700 attendees. The event raised $185.000 to benefit 精东影业鈥檚 scholarship programs. Meanwhile, another event, 精东影业 in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership, was held to honor Mike Madden 鈥71 and J. Donald Monan, S.J., for their innumerable contributions to the College. It raised $130,000 for the 精东影业 Fund.

The College hosted a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of what is widely regarded to be the most significant ecumenical event of modern times, the Second Vatican Council. The events 鈥 which included two public lectures by prominent theologians and a concert featuring music inspired by the council sought to establish a dialogue about the role the church plays in people鈥檚 lives today.

Martha Grabowski, Ph.D., was selected as the inaugural McDevitt Chair in Information Systems.听 In this role, Grabowski works on some of the newest frontiers of large-scale systems research. Grabowski, who has been at 精东影业 since 1987, has served the College as a professor of business administration and director of 精东影业鈥檚 information systems program.

精东影业 was named to the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools, released by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors of the top 15 percent of Colleges that are doing the most to embrace America鈥檚 veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military students, and academic accreditations.