Hawk Hill Online - March 2013

The Newsletter for Alumni, Parents and Friends

SheUnited 2013: Women Helping Women Keep Hope Alive

More than 450 women of all ages, backgrounds and professions came together for Saint Joseph’s University’s SheUnited Conference 2013 on March 23. Through a series of track-based speaker presentations, conference attendees gained knowledge about balancing their competing priorities. Since conference proceeds benefited scholarships for mature adult women, attendees also gave hope to innumerable women such as Tanya Reyes (pictured), who spoke at the conference luncheon.

Hope is what brought Tanya Reyes to Saint Joseph’s University. As a mature, adult student, she hoped to improve herself. She hoped to grow. She was taking that next step to make a better life. The day she enrolled in SJU’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies, she came home to find a letter from her employer, which unceremoniously informed her that her position had been eliminated. Fortunately, hope is not a limited resource. Sometimes obstacles can drain every last ounce of hope from a person. Not Tanya Reyes. Not even close.
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University News

Saint Joseph’s Again Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll

For the seventh consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized the colleges and universities that are highly committed to volunteering and community service since 2006. More >



Dr. Elisabeth Hagen ’91 to Receive Honorary Doctorate, Deliver Commencement Address

Elisabeth A. Hagen, M.D. ’91, under-secretary for food safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) since 2010, will receive the Doctor of Public Service honorary degree and deliver the commencement address at this May’s undergraduate ceremony. As under-secretary, the Harvard Medical School graduate oversees the policies and programs of the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the USDA’s public health regulatory agency that ensures that the nation’s commercial meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.

A model scientist, physician and public servant whose primary concern is protecting public health through food safety, Dr. Hagen graduated from the University’s biology program. Before entering public service, Dr. Hagen taught and practiced medicine in the private and academic sectors. Since joining the federal government in 2006, she has advanced a science-based, public health agenda at USDA, directed mission-critical outbreak and consumer complaint investigations, overseen agency risk assessments and regulatory testing programs, and led key policy development efforts for emerging public health issues as a senior executive in the Food Safety and Infection Service (FSIS) Office of Public Health Science, most recently as deputy assistant administrator. In addition to several hospital and university appointments, Dr. Hagen has researched and published extensively about infectious diseases and providing medical care to underserved populations. More about the 2013 Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients >


How Scholarships Change Lives

If there was ever any doubt about the doors scholarships open, just ask Diamonique Drummond ’15.

A film and communications major at Saint Joseph’s University, Drummond is studying this semester at Macquarie University, an Australian public teaching and research university just northwest of Sydney – more than 10,000 miles and a full-day of air travel from where she grew up in the Logan Section of North Philadelphia.

“It goes without saying that without the scholarship, I would not be able to have this opportunity,” said Drummond, a recipient of the Cardile Family Scholarship, established by Eileen Cardile ’87, MS ’91 and her husband Vincent. “I couldn’t have afforded this experience.”  More >

Saint Joseph’s has more than 250 named scholarships such as the Cardile Family Scholarship which alumni, parents and friends have established. These scholarships help SJU students strive for the magis and makes the University a better place.
To show its appreciation, the University is hosting this spring’s 22nd annual President’s Scholarship Celebration for scholarship benefactors and recipients. Benefactors will have the opportunity to meet with their scholarship recipients and see their gifts in action.

April 28
Mass: 11 a.m., Chapel of St. Joseph’s - Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial
Lunch: Noon, Doyle Banquet Hall, Campion Student Center

Women’s Basketball Wins Atlantic 10 Title, Earns NCAA Tournament Bid
Trailing by as many as 12 early in the game, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team roared back to earn a 47-46 victory over Fordham in the final of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The win locked up the Hawks first Atlantic 10 title since 1999 and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Natasha Cloud ’15 (pictured) was named the Championship’s Most Outstanding Player, while Chatilla van Grinsven ’13 joined Cloud on the All-Championship Team.
More > | Photos > | Video: The Road to the Big Dance

SJU AMA Takes Top Honors at Collegiate Conference
The Saint Joseph’s University American Marketing Association took home four top honors against more than 300 other chapters at 35th Annual American Marketing Association (AMA) Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, including Best Marketing Week” for the second time in three years. SJU AMA also received top honors for Outstanding Website, Communications and Membership. “Once again, it shows that the education we offer our students in the Haub School is first class and able to compete with any school in the country,” said Provost Brice Wachterhauser. Support SJU AMA by participating in its online auction. >


Sixth Annual Global Community Day – April 20

The Saint Joseph’s Alumni Association’s sixth annual Global Community Day is less than a month away. Have you registered to put the Jesuit tradition of service into action in your community? Alumni and families can choose from our nationwide list of service opportunities. Interested in helping students? You can assist students from Freire Charter High School (Center City Philadelphia) in putting the finishing touches on their senior projects. Is maintenance more your style? Check out Little Sisters of the Poor (Chicago) or Jerusalem House (Atlanta). Those seeking to make a direct impact on those less fortunate can sort food at Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Other sites dot the map from Ponce, P.R. to Cincinnati, Ohio, to Danvers, Mass. If you don’t see a site or activity to your liking, you can start your own and we’ll help recruit volunteers.
April 20


Benefits & Services

Alumni Travel Opportunity: Baltic Treasure

A royal experience awaits on this cruise from Stockholm to legendary ports across the Baltic Sea, an adventure crowned by three days in St. Petersburg, Russia (above). Spend a day in Stockholm, Sweden’s lovely capital city spread across 14 islands before heading to Helsinki with its stunning modern architecture, and fabled St. Petersburg, a bustling metropolis brimming with onion-domed cathedrals and magnificent palaces. Admire Baroque palaces in Tallinn, Estonia, before cruising to Gdansk, whose shipyard famously gave rise to Poland’s Solidarity movement. Wander seaside promenades in Warnemünde, Germany, or take a scenic drive to Berlin to see its legendary landmarks before concluding your journey in Copenhagen. Download a brochure.
July 21 – August 1

What Your IRA Can and Can’t Do
For many, 401(k)s, IRAs and retirement plans will constitute the bulk of their net worth, aside from property. Those planning on leaving these funds to family or friends, perhaps should think again. Learn about about a time-sensitive opportunity for donors 70½ and older to make a charitable gift from your IRA.


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Books, Beer and Burgers Benefit for the Kinney Center
Join the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support in celebrating the release of Sam and Me, author/ illustrator Dorothy Potash’s children's book about the special bond between young brothers, one of whom has special needs. Event proceeds support the Kinney Center.
$75 | Register
April 7, 4 - 6 p.m.
The Saint James, Suburban Square, Ardmore, Pa.

Real Estate Investments in an Aging America
Join us for a panel sponsored by the Real Estate and Construction Alumni Chapter focusing on the risk/reward profile of senior housing and care investments. The panel features Timothy R. McCarthy, managing director of Traditions of America, Joe Fox ’86 and Joe McElwee, co-founding partners of Shelbourne Healthcare, Tony Mullen ’78, CEO of Royal Star Properties, and Kenneth Assiran, founding partner of the Capital Health Group. Attendees are eligible for two continuing education units. $20 with discounted tickets available for young alumni and students. | Register >
April 9, 8 – 10 a.m.
Haub Executive Center,
McShain Hall

New York Council Spring Dinner This year’s event features James Martin, S.J., Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine and New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including his latest, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life.  Event proceeds benefit the SJU Summer Scholars program. Register >
April 30
The Harvard Club, New York City

The 6th Annual Jack Gallagher '63
Memorial Alumni

Golf Outing
Join us to honor a dedicated alumnus, support valuable SJU programming and reconnect with Hawks.
June 17, 11:30 a.m.
Scotland Run Golf Club, 2626 Fries Mill Rd., Williamstown, NJ


Alumni, friends and parents are cordially invited to meet C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ʼ72 on the last few stops of his inaugural tour of informal receptions hosted by University benefactors.

April 10 – Wilmington, Del.
Fieldstone Golf Club
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May 16 – Southern New Jersey
Tavistock Country Club
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June 27 – Chicago
Sunset Ridge Country Club
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Lehigh Valley Inaugural Tour Reception Photo Gallery

Photo galleries for all previous receptions >
Other eventS

Inaugural Economics Society Networking Night
Join the SJU Economics Society and Economics Department for the inaugural Economics Society Networking Night with students, alumni and industry leaders. Kyle Hillman ’09, of Moody’s Analytics is the featured speaker. Refreshments will be served.
April 3, 7 - 9 p.m.
Haub Executive Center, McShain Hall

“Gender in Popular Culture” Symposium
The Gender Studies Program is sponsoring an on-campus symposium featuring talks Dr. Tom Keith (“Breaking Down The Bro Code: How Men Justify Their Sexism”) and Dr. Aneeka Henderson (“Reading Popular Culture Through Women”). Event is co-sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women and SJU Hawk Women. Contact Gender Studies Director Catherine Murray for more information.
April 8, 3 - 5 p.m.
Large Maguire Room, McShain

Arrupe Center to Host Business Ethics Competition
KPMG and Saint Joseph’s University are partnering to present the inaugural KPMG Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition, hosted by SJU’s Arrupe Center for Business Ethics at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. Invited schools include Saint Joseph’s, Delaware, Drexel, La Salle, Temple and Villanova. More information >
April 12
Mandeville Hall


Check Out SJU’s Summer Youth Sports Camps and Clinics
The SJU Athletic Department offers a variety of youth summer sports camps for boys and girls of all ages. Activities include basketball, baseball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis. Visit sjuhawks.com for more information, registration and a complete listing of offerings.


SJU Lacrosse Alumni &
Family Days

The SJU Lacrosse programs will host Alumni and Family Days and celebrate 20 years of varsity competition by honoring the members of the 1993 teams.
Men – April 13
Women – April 14

April 16: Womens Basketball Awards Banquet

April 18: Mens Basketball Awards Banquet

April 27: Track Alumni Penn Relays Party

April 27: Bergen Cup Regatta

More events >

For more information on these and other events, contact Becky Jurich Hemphill.

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