Hawk Hill Online - June 2013

The Newsletter for Alumni, Parents and Friends

Bob Healey Sr. ’51 to Receive
Shield of Loyola at 33rd Annual Alumni Gala

Bob Healey Sr. ’51 will receive the Shield of Loyola at the 33rd annual Alumni Gala on November 9 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Center City Philadelphia. The SJU Alumni Association’s most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola is awarded to a distinguished alumnus or alumna who has had remarkable success in his or her profession, whose life reflects the values of St. Ignatius Loyola, and who has demonstrated unparalleled loyalty to the University. Putting into practice the Ignatian ideals he learned at Saint Joseph’s, Healey is a remarkable leader who has made it his life’s work to help communities preserve and enhance Catholic education.

A graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Healey established the International Education Foundation (IEF) in 1998 to help children from disadvantaged families attend Catholic schools and public and private universities. The Catholic School Development Program (CSDP) is an extension of the IEF which was inaugurated because of Healey’s concern about the sustainability of Catholic elementary schools in America.

In 2001, Healey founded the Healey International Relief Foundation (HIRF), a non-profit organization focused on helping orphaned children in the west African Third World Country of Sierra Leone. HIRF provides medical assistance, stocks food banks, and provides health care education, basic essentials and clean water.

A practicing attorney for 25 years, Healey co-founded the Viking Yacht Company in 1964 with his older brother, Bill Healey ’51. While Bill Healey focused on design, engineering and production, Bob Healey focused on the financial and business side of the company. This division of labor has resulted in a company that has operated at a high level for 50 years and spawned Viking Associates, a real estate management and development company, Viking International Resources, which is involved in oil and gas exploration and production, and Healey Investment Partnership, which focuses on financial investment and money management.

University News
Research Says Insurance Industry Lacks Gender Diversity
According to market research from Saint Joseph’s University, gender diversity is lacking across all leadership levels within the insurance industry. Primary author Mike Angelina, executive director of Saint Joseph’s Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, is hopeful his findings will call on businesses to address gender inequality, saying employing females in leadership roles will lead to a more diverse workforce and potentially better represent the underlying customer demographics. Findings> | More>



Alumna Reports on Civil Unrest from Istanbul
Writing under the screen name “abigaleist,” Chicago native Abigale James (pictured), an English major from the SJU Class of 2010, has been filing CNN iReports from Istanbul recounting the city’s civil unrest during the past few weeks. Moved by the injustices she witnessed, James started filing the reports to give those not knowledgeable of the situation a better understanding of what's happening. Living abroad for more than three years in China, Thailand, Colombia and Turkey, James happened to be in Istanbul writing a book examining Turkey’s past, present and future when the violence erupted.

“I’ve been in solidarity with these protestors for past 17 days,” she wrote in an email dated June 14, 2013. “I’ve seen brutality. I’ve seen injustice. I’ve seen pain. The recent events in this country have caused me much grief. Injustices are occurring outside my door. I was Jesuit educated for eight years, and I have to admit a lot of the ideals rubbed off on me. There is no doubt this is a time for justice. This isn’t a Turkish issue. It’s a humanist concern.”

iReports from the front lines in Istanbul: The Present State of Turkey | Simple Breakdown of the Cause for Tension in TurkeyChildren of the Revolution | Turkey’s Peace Pianist Under Attack

McDonnell Earns All-America Honors
Long-Distance Runner Kevin McDonnell Earns All-American Track Honors
Saint Joseph’s distance standout Kevin McDonnell '12 capped his sensational career as a Hawk with a tenth place finish in the 10,000m at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With a time of 29:55.58, McDonnell earned second team all-America honors.  Video | Watch the race | More>



Scholarship Helps Dominique Howard ’13
“Make Something of Myself”
The oldest of seven children, Philadelphia native and trailblazer Dominique Howard became the first member of her family to graduate from college when she earned her degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University in May. An Ignatian College Connection scholar and recipient of the Sutula Scholarship for accounting majors as a senior, Howard is grateful for the assistance that enabled her to finish her undergraduate education. She is ready to “go forth and set the world on fire” as an audit assistant at Big 4 accounting firm Deloitte. Q&A with Dominique Howard>

SJU’s Project Haiti Provides Hope for Earthquake-ravaged Country’s Future

Now more than three years removed from the devastating earthquake of 2010 that killed 314,000 and left even more homeless, Haiti has fallen off the headlines and out of news broadcasts. But for a growing contingent at Saint Joseph’s University, Haiti is a personal and professional constant. Born out of a desire to help the nation respond to the tragedy, SJU Project Haiti had grander goals: rebuild and sustain. Saint Joseph’s looked to its strengths and decided to join forces with a Jesuit educational initiative in the country, Foi et Joie (faith and joy), to develop a viable educational model based on sound pedagogy. More>

Above: A Foi et Joie (faith and joy) school in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.


Benefits & Services

Alumni Travel Opportunity: Southern Culture
There’s never been a better time to rediscover America and there’s never been a better way to do it. From Memphis to New Orleans on the fabled waters of the Mighty Mississippi, experience the grandeur of the American South. Enjoy casual elegance aboard the grand, newly restored American Queen, the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America. Open French doors to sweeping river views and enjoy easy conversation on the promenade. And at the end of the day, retreat to the Victorian charm of your fine accommodations. Experience the beauty, history and grand adventure unique to the steamboating tradition from the remarkable perspective of the river. Download a brochure.
November 7 - 16, 2013

Is Facebook Part of Your Estate?
When you begin creating or updating your estate plans, you'll likely spend the bulk of your time on these two points: determining which assets you have and then deciding which people and charities will receive these items after your lifetime. But have you given a thought to your online legacy? Please read here about the latest considerations in estate planning.


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Featured events

Sixth Annual Seashore Gathering
Be among the first to experience Stone Harbor's newest boutique destination at our annual summer soiree. Valet parking is available on site. Or you can leave your car at home and take the convenient seven 7 mile jitney running between Stone Harbor and Avalon.  Read about our new location. Register>
July 27, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven (9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247)

Hawks Soar at the Shore

Young alumni, take a break from the beach and celebrate summer with Hawks at The Princeton in Avalon. NEW LOCATION. Register>
August 17
The Princeton (2008 Dune Dr., Avalon, NJ 08202)

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Registration coming soon.

Don't Miss Hollywood
Charles Sophy, D.O., ’82 at the Hawk Forum

Other activities:  Campus tours, Kinney 5K, “Taste of Philly” tailgate, kids’ corner, men’s and women’s basketball practices, and alumni games for baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, lacrosse and tennis.

Reunion celebrations for the Classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008. Check out how your year stacks up against other “3” and “8” reunion classes.

Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Enjoy a tailgate at Citizens Bank Park and then cheer on the Phillies as they take on Miami.
September 18

Ignatian Circle Annual Mass
and Luncheon

September 7

President’s Cup Golf Invitational

Benefits Presidential Scholarship recipients
October 1
Applebrook Golf Club (100 Line Rd., Malvern, PA 19355)

Hawks in Lancaster
Join President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., 72 and other local alumni for a reception in Pennsylvania Dutch Country at Lancasters finest private social club. Hosted by Chris Mattson ’65.
October 9
The Hamilton Club (106 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA  17602)

Medical Alumni Chapter Awards
Dr. Elisabeth Hagen ’91, United States Undersecretary for Food Safety, will receive the Edward C. Bradley, S.J., M.D. ’51 Medical Alumni Award. Dr. Kenneth Mangan, director of the Temple University bone marrow transplant program, will be honored with the Reverend Clarence E. Shaffrey, S.J. Award.
October 13

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SJU offers Summer Sports Camps

There is still time to register for SJU Summer youth sports camps, including basketball, baseball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball and tennis.


Baseball Golf Outing
SJU Baseball alumni, parents and friends are invited to take part in the team’s annual golf outing at Bala Golf Club.
Register: alumni.sju.edu/baseball
September 16 - Bala Golf Club

Men’s Basketball Jim Boyle Memorial Golf Outing
September 25

Track and Cross Country
Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

October 19

For more information on Athletics events, contact Becky Hemphill.

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