Alumni

Michael P. Coghlan ’77 elected chair of the Spring Hill College Board of Trustees

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:30pm

MOBILE, Ala. ­– Michael P. Coghlan was recently elected as chairman of the Spring Hill College Board of Trustees.  He has served on the board since 2002.

Coghlan received his B.S. in accounting from Spring Hill College in 1977. After working in public accounting as a CPA, he joined the Coca-Cola system in 1983. Coghlan held various financial positions within Coca-Cola Enterprises until becoming its vice president controller and principal accounting officer in 1999. 

Class of 2009 honors courageous classmate Emily Henry Mackin ’09

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Above all, this is a love story.

In the fall of 2005, Emily Henry ’09, a high school valedictorian from Columbus, Miss., and Ben Mackin ’09, a journalism major from Hampton, Va., attended freshman orientation at Spring Hill College. Her parents, Jennifer ’79 and Taylor Henry ’79, and his parents, Mary (Butterick) and Michael Mackin ’79, recognized one another from their days on the Hill together in the late ’70s. Jennifer Henry recalled, “I said to Mary Mackin, ‘I have a daughter that is here!’ and Mary said, ‘I have a son!’”

Remembering SHC alumnus George E. Barrett '52

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:45am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – George E. Barrett, civil rights attorney and 1952 Spring Hill College graduate, died Tuesday, Aug. 26 at age 86. He was a founding partner of Barrett Johnston, LLC, in Nashville, one of the first integrated law firms in the South.

Valerie Guste Johnson ’76 to receive volunteer award for her work with the homeless

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:15pm

BETHESDA, Md. – Valerie Guste Johnson, a 1976 Spring Hill College alumna, will be honored by St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families on May 7 at their spring fundraising event, Hope Blossoms. Johnson, president and founding director of KEYS for the Homeless Foundation in Washington, D.C., will be presented with the Michele Heidenberger Volunteer Award for her work with the homeless in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

5 Questions with Eddy Acevedo ’05 - Subcommittee Staff Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U. S. House of Representatives

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:00pm

Eddy Acevedo often says, “he moved from one Hill to another” when he graduated from Spring Hill College and accepted a position on Capitol Hill in 2005. The Miami, Fla., native credits SHC’s Alumni and Development office for assisting him with securing his first job in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Since then, Acevedo has worked his way up the political ladder and now serves as Ros-Lehtinen’s staff director for the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee and as her senior foreign policy advisor, overseeing all foreign affairs matters.

Dr. Dan Perry '90 ~ Never Give Anything Less Than Your Best

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:30pm

“Never give anything less than your best” is the motto of Dr. Dan Perry ’90, who owns and operates Spring Hill Comprehensive Dentistry, a successful cosmetic and restorative dental practice.

Spring Hill College to host 18th annual Zoghby-DeVaney Memorial Golf Tournament April 13

Wed, 03/06/2013 - 9:45am

Mobile, Ala. — Spring Hill College will host the 18th annual Zoghby-DeVaney Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 13 at the Spring Hill College Golf Course.

The tournament’s format will be a four-player scramble. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Team registration is $500, individuals $150, and players under 30 may register at a discounted $100 per player. The tournament also features refreshments, lunch, prizes and a raffle.

Spring Hill College battles Loyola University New Orleans in special alumni giving challenge

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:00am

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College and Loyola University New Orleans alumni are engaged in a different kind of college competition: the “Tip Off Challenge.” The challenge is simple – which alumni group can collect the most online donations by Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

“All Spring Hill College alumni, parents and friends are invited to participate in the challenge,” said Timmie Hathorn, assistant director of alumni and advancement. “Any size gift makes a difference. It is not how much you give; it’s that you give.”

Mobile area alumni to participate in Day of Service Feb. 23

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:15am

Mobile, Ala. – The Mobile chapter of the Spring Hill College National Alumni Association will sponsor an Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. The day will include service initiatives at several local charities and organizations in the Mobile area, as well as on the Spring Hill College campus. The event begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. followed by a barbecue reception at the college’s Student Center.

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