Alumni

A chapter closes for retirees

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 5:00pm

Spring Hill College said goodbye to four members of the faculty and staff who have served the College for many years.  Dr. Charles Cheney, Thomas Loehr, Dr. Mark Starr and Dottie Hempfleng retired at the end of the academic year, the three faculty members receiving emeriti status upon their retirements.

Discovering Law Beyond the Textbook

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 5:00pm
By Kate Imwalle ’12

Upon starting her internship at Alabama Legal Services in Bayou La Batre, Ala., Chelsey Collins ’11 knew it would be a completely different experience than working in most typical legal internships.

Preserving the Coast

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 5:00pm

Valerie Kleinschmidt ’09 enjoys the peace and solitude of a walk on the beach as much as any of us.

But, she really loves telling all who would listen about the importance of preserving those beaches we enjoy and protecting the creatures that often swim near them.

Reliving the Spring Hill experience at Homecoming on the Hill

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 5:00pm
By Greta Sharp

While the weather for Homecoming was picture perfect, alumni generosity rained down on the college, nurturing more than 50 years of Spring Hill memories.

Moments of Truth, People of Greatness

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 5:00pm

“You may be leaving Spring Hill, but Spring Hill will never leave you,” Patrick J. Balthrop Sr. ’79 told more than 300 graduates who filed down the Avenue of the Oaks on May 7, 2011.

Finding Common Ground

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 4:45pm

“We were not working for the poor; rather, we were working with the poor,” Kailey Walker ’12 reflected on her service immersion experience in Belize City.

During their spring break in March, Walker and nine other Spring Hill students helped to build a house for the Wade family, who worked alongside the immersion participants every day at the work site.

Carrying on Father Foley’s mission of service

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 4:45pm
By Joe Ackels ’11

The Rev. Albert S. Foley, S.J., played a dominant role in the struggle for civil rights and wanted to create equal relationships between all people living in the Mobile area. The Foley Community Service Center was created in 1992, in order to carry out Father Foley’s mission after his death in 1990.

Reflecting on the Avenue

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 2:30pm

To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Avenue of the Oaks, alumni and friends of the College shared their memories of the canopy of live oaks.

Dr. J. Edward Balthrop ’40 reflects on Spring Hill legacy

Tue, 11/17/2009 - 10:30am

Compiled by Bridget Balthrop Morton

Dr. J. Edward Balthrop ’40, a retired physician living in Oak Ridge, Tenn., celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 12, 2009. His daughter Bridget Balthrop Morton, who interviewed him later that month, said her father persists in his fondness for learning and Spring Hill College.

Father Salmi takes the helm

Mon, 11/16/2009 - 10:15am
Since the Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J., arrived on campus in June, he has made quite an impression on the Spring Hill College community.

The Cleveland native describes himself as “a little irreverent.” He’s unequivocal, witty, energetic, approachable and student-focused. As the new president, he is frank about the challenges that lie ahead, but he is enthusiastic about the College’s opportunities for growth.

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