Let the countdown begin! In just three weeks, our Pioneers will be moving back to campus. I can’t wait to see all our students and begin another exciting academic year.
As the school year approaches, the Horizons at SHU summer program has come to an end. The students were engaged all summer long with hands-on lessons and activities. They were also busy learning to swim and chop boards in half with their bare hands. It was inspiring to see them working together at the Makers Fair last week, and it was wonderful seeing their talents on display at the group’s end-of-summer celebration last night.
Our students, faculty and staff were busy last week. On Thursday, many participated in Fairfield County’s Corporate Run. A group representing SHU gathered at Cranberry Park in Norwalk to run the 5K.
Last weekend was the CT Challenge, and Team SHU came out to ride their bikes in support of cancer research programs and the Christopher Cook Scholarship Fund. Team SHU raised nearly $20,000 for the scholarship. Great job, everyone!
I am proud of our alum and adjunct professor of computer science, Robert Pescatore, Jr., for his recent win in the U.S. Cyber Challenge Competition. He qualified in the national competition by displaying his cyber security skills and then competed in a challenging five-day advanced training program. Congrats, Robert!
Great news about our Great River Golf Course! It was recently named one of the best courses to play in Connecticut by Golfweek. You can read the article here. Great River’s restaurant, Monty’s, was also ranked one of the most gorgeous and delicious places to dine this summer. So before these beautiful, sunny days end, head over and get a bite to eat. Lastly, the U.S. Amateur Qualifier was held at Great River recently, and golfer Joey Savoie was the big winner.
Our Alumni Association did a great job with its Summer Series events, providing an opportunity for alumni to meet up, mingle and have a good time. Last week, there was a gathering at the restaurant BAR in New Haven for delicious pizza and beverages.
Along with all the other exciting renovations that have been taking place on campus over the summer (completion of Bergoglio Hall, updates in the Edgerton and much more), we also installed new furniture in Christian Witness Commons. In keeping with our mission, we didn’t just throw away the old furniture. It was donated to Habitat for Humanity, where the organization will either sell it at their re-sale store or repurpose it for one of their homes.
Enjoy the weekend!