It was another busy and exciting week here on campus starting with last weekend when approximately 1,500 prospective students and parents were here for the undergraduate open house. It was great to show off our beautiful campus in the best possible light – sunny skies, students enjoying the beautiful weather and the Fall Fest activities, and there was even an alumni wedding in the Chapel Saturday afternoon.
We also dedicated our new state-of-the-art Pioneer Park softball stadium Saturday morning. It was a wonderful celebration and an opportunity to bridge the past with the future as there was a great deal of reminiscing about past softball and baseball victories and championships. Following the festivities, Sacred Heart kicked off that day’s tournament with a dominating 13-1 win over Yale. Later in the day, the Pioneers were beaten by Fairfield University 3-0. This facility will enhance our ability to recruit elite athletes to Sacred Heart, and we look forward to many more Pioneer victories here. To view additional photos from the event, click here.
We received the exciting news that the CFA Institute has approved our application to participate in its University Recognition Program with our Investment Management Program. This means our program will be included on the CFA Institute website and other venues where the CFA promotes the program. It also gives us the opportunity to award five CFA Program Awareness scholarships to students each year. Congratulations to Bridget Lyons, Michael Dineen and Ralph Lim on their successful efforts in securing this prestigious recognition.
In preparation for our 50th anniversary next year, we began an oral history project where we interviewed members of the Board of Trustees who shared their first and favorite memories of their University experiences. I recommend that you consider working with your parents and/or grandparents on a similar project!
Saturday marks the first day of fall. Have a great weekend!