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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.

Alumna’s desire for justice leads to career with FBI

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 4:30pm
When Deanna Day ’84 was a little girl, she read every Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery. She later moved to the next level of thrills and suspense, diving into books by John Le Carré, Robert Ludlum and Ken Follett. She was always interested in becoming an FBI agent.

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.

A Moment in Time

Mon, 11/16/2009 - 10:30am

A moment. One brief moment. In just one brief moment on the morning of July 29, 2009, a driver in Scottsboro, Ala., took her eyes off the road to reach for her cell phone. It was in that same moment that she struck and fatally injured local businessman Carlos Serrano, Sr., who was riding his bicycle along the roadside.

That moment forever changed the life of Serrano’s son and Spring Hill College student Carlos Serrano, Jr.

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.

"The time is always ripe to do right"

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 10:15am

At a historic event for Spring Hill College, the Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J., was installed as the College’s 38th president on Oct. 23, 2009. The audience gathered in the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center, and many more watched the live broadcast online.

Green Keepers act 'out of the box'

Wed, 03/17/2010 - 2:30pm

By Elizabeth Jouve

Awaiting the opening of Spring Hill College’s new Student Center, students have led the campus community in numerous sustainability awareness-building events and conservation activities. Students have undertaken an impressive array of projects supporting the cause.

Writing their song

Wed, 03/17/2010 - 2:30pm

By Caroline Smith

For the past year Michael Bernos, class of 1973, has served as a voice for migrant workers through his music. He says, “A good song is like a short story.”

Seven days of solidarity in El Salvador

Wed, 03/17/2010 - 2:00pm

“I have frequently been threatened with death. I must say that, as a Christian, I do not believe in death without resurrection. If they kill me, I shall rise again in the Salvadoran people.”

Oscar Arnulfo Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, spoke these prophetic words just weeks before his assassination on March 24, 1980. Thirty years later, I witnessed firsthand the spirit of Romero alive in the people of El Salvador.

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