The Princeton Review ranked Le Moyne among the top 15 percent of colleges in the nation for the third consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition. In addition, for the 24th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report named Le Moyne one of the top 20 colleges in the North Regional Universities North category.
The College completed a multi-year, four-phase refurbishment of the Coyne Science Center, one of two original buildings on campus. Among the features are new laboratories for student and faculty research, complete with state-of-the-art fume hoods and new countertops and cabinetry. Two tiered and four general classrooms, as well as faculty and administrative offices, were also part of the project.
Several members of the board of trustees – along with President Linda LeMura, Ph.D., and Special Assistant to the President for Mission Integration and Development David McCallum, S.J., ’90 – traveled to Spain, where they followed in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Their aim was to gain a deeper understanding of the spiritual foundations that inform Jesuit education. Among the stops they made was the cave in Manresa where Ignatius began to write the Spiritual Exercises, which serve as the foundation of the nearly 500-year-old religious order.
Officials in the Madden School of Business formally launched the Global Jesuit Case Series, an online repository of business cases written by executives, entrepreneurs and educators from around the world emphasizing a holistic, values-centered approach to leadership.
Colleen Fagan ’15 became the first Le Moyne graduate to receive a prestigious Boren Scholarship, which provides funding for students to study less commonly taught languages that are critical to U.S. national security. Fagan traveled to India, where she took intensive Hindi language classes and conducted public health research.
The Purcell School of Professional Studies was named for two exemplary Le Moyne alumni, John ’65 and Kathy ’66 Purcell. The Purcell School incorporates some of Le Moyne’s most competitive and highly recognized programs, including physician assistant studies, education and nursing, as well as newer programs in occupational therapy and family nurse practitioner. John Purcell recently retired as chief executive officer of Fibertech Networks LLC, while Kathy Purcell is a clinic administrator at the Kirch Developmental Services Center in Rochester, N.Y.
The members of the current freshman class, the Class of 2019, have the highest average ACT scores and GPA of any entering class at Le Moyne in the past six years.
Derek Matina ’18 started a nonprofit organization, Sustainability for Scholarships that helps both the environment by collecting cans and bottles, redeeming them, and investing that money in scholarships for veterans.
Brianna Natale ’16, a double major in psychology and biological sciences, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research Grant to the Netherlands. Natale will enter a Behavioral Science Research Master’s degree program at Radboud University in Nijmegen, where she also plans to conduct research in the Developmental Psychobiology Lab.
More than 1,000 individuals made a gift during the College's inaugural Giving Day, far surpassing the original goal of 250 donors in that time. Gifts came from as far away as Hong Kong, Australia and Switzerland internationally and San Francisco, Detroit and Washington, D.C., nationally.
Three Le Moyne students – Elliott Connors ’16, James Gayvert ’17 and Ryan Bonk ’16 – were selected for a prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since 1993 the SURF Program has inspired undergraduate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.
The College unveiled a new statue honoring the life of Saint Ignatius Loyola. The remarkable piece of art by sculptor Brian Hanlon is located in the heart of campus between the Panasci Family Chapel and Loyola Jesuit residence, and is intended to be a source of inspiration and a place of reflection for Le Moyne community members, as well as visitors to the College.
A total of 92 percent of the members of the Class of 2014 responding to a survey reported being employed or admitted to graduate school within a year of commencement.
CenterState CEO, an independent business leadership organization and economic development strategist, named Le Moyne the 2016 nonprofit organization of the year.
The Madden School of Business named two of its center of excellence in honor of alumni – the Tim and Kathleen ’81 Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship and the Donald J. Savage Sr. ’51 and Family Center for Reflective Leadership. The Madden School’s third center is to be named in the fall.
More than 45 students representing 20 academic disciplines shared their research during the 2016 Scholars Day. In addition, many of the students presented their work at professional conferences or had it published in scholarly journals.
Douglas Egerton, Ph.D., professor of history, won the 2016 John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in the journal Civil War History in 2015.
State Senator David J. Valesky recognized President Linda M. LeMura as the 53rd Senate District’s 2016 Woman of Distinction at a May 10 ceremony. The New York State Senate’s “Woman of Distinction” program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements or acts of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an example to all New Yorkers.