The Princeton Review ranked Le Moyne among the top 15 percent of Colleges in the nation for the fourth consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. In addition, for the 25th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report named Le Moyne one of the top 20 colleges in the Regional Universities North category.
A total of 1,326 individuals made a gift during the College’s second-annual Giving Day. A total of 74 percent of those donations came from alumni of the College, with the Classes of 1985, 1997, 1977, 2010 and 1981 leading the way.
A total of 94 percent of members of the Class of 2015 responding to a survey reported being employed or admitted to graduate school within a year of Commencement.
Recent graduates are also volunteering their time with the Center for Working Families in Quito, Ecuador, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program, and AmeriCorps.
More than 55 students representing over 20 academic disciplines shared the findings of the original research they conducted during Scholars Day.
Le Moyne welcomed the second-largest class in its history, the Class of 2020, at nearly 650 strong. Members of the class come from 14 states and seven foreign nations, with biology being the most popular declared major.
Douglas Egerton, Ph.D., professor of history, was honored with the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America. The Lincoln Prize is awarded annually by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for work that enhances the general public’s understanding of the Civil War era.
For the third time in his Le Moyne career, head men’s lacrosse coach Dan Sheehan was named the national Division II Coach of the Year. Under Sheehan’s leadership, the Dolphins have won five national championships in the last 13 years.
The College’s Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC) received a $1.2 million grant from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council. The grant will contribute to the $7.5 million cost to develop the new home for the QRC within Le Moyne’s Noreen Reale Falcone Library. The Center will play a major role in cultivating this key competency, not only for Le Moyne students, but also for community and business partners throughout the Central New York region.
Among the prestigious graduate schools member of the Class of 2017 have been admitted to are Northwestern University, Boston University, University of Georgia, Saint John’s University College of Law, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine, University of Virginia, University of Missouri and Seattle University. In addition, graduates have accepted jobs with a number of highly respected organizations, including M & T Bank, Cornell University, Strong Memorial Hospital, Och-Ziff Capital Management, J.P. Morgan Chase, Northwestern Mutual, Audiobook Creation Exchange, and Ernst and Young.
Members of the campus community gathered for the opening of the Palony Wellness Studios in the College’s Recreation Center. Named for Ann Palony ’65, the Studios will offer a variety of classes, including yoga, strength training and spinning. They were established in order to support students’ physical, emotional and spiritual health.
The Madden School of Business named its third Center of Excellence – the Hetterich Center for Global Engagement and Impact. Named for alumnus F. Paul Hetterich ’84, the Center will leverage the unique connections between the 188 Jesuit institutions of higher learning around the world.
Matt Bassett, assistant vice president and director of athletics, traveled to the Vatican to participate in Sport and Faith in the Service of Humanity, the first global conference on faith and humanity. The conference, which was blessed by Pope Francis, addressed the possibilities sport and faith have in combination with one another.
The College launched its new branding campaign highlighting Le Moyne’s commitment to service and experiential learning. The campaign was developed by the Brooklyn-based creative agency Baiocco and Maldari, whose chief creative officer is Le Moyne alumnus Rob Baiocco ’85. Using the tagline Greatness meets Goodness, the branding is centered on four themes: values in action, think forward, meaningful success and become you.
Over the next five years, Assistant Professor of Physics Christopher Bass, Ph.D., and his students will take part in a project funded by the Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics that could help improve how the more than 400 nuclear reactors around the world are monitored and safeguarded.
Hilary McManus, Ph.D., associate professor of biological and environmental sciences, was one of 76 female scientists selected to travel to Antarctica next winter as part of Homeward Bound. A first-of-its-kind program, Homeward Bound's aim is to provide leadership and organizational training to 1,000 women with science backgrounds over the next decade so that they may influence public policy and dialogue regarding climate change and other environmental issues.
Professor Jennifer Glancy, Ph.D., of the Department of Religious Studies has been awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, "The Ancient Christian Understanding of Slavery and Contemporary Discourse on the Meaning of Being Human." (Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)
The first cohort of X students graduated from the College’s master’s degree program in occupational therapy during a ceremony held on Friday, May 19. The graduates were trained in a brand new 10,000-square-foot facility downtown that includes classrooms, labs, study spaces and faculty offices.
During Friday’s graduate commencement ceremony, the College also celebrated the accomplishments of the first 11 individuals to graduate from Le Moyne’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. These professionals have been thoughtfully trained to provide outstanding community-based primary care to diverse, underserved populations.
The College introduced a new bachelor’s degree program in professional studies that will aid working professionals in advancing their current careers or establishing new ones as they concentrate in either business or health related professions. Courses are offered year-round in evening, online and hybrid formats.
Le Moyne launched the James F. Smith, S.J., Collegiate Scholars Program, which provides academic, financial and personal support to Le Moyne students. Students serve as interns at local corporations and, in return, those organizations agree to fund one-third of the cost of a student’s education. Students gain valuable professional experience; their sponsors add another outstanding communicator, collaborator and critical thinker to their team.
Le Moyne College and Syracuse University announced a new academic partnership that will help enhance research and educational opportunities for students, faculty members and staffs at both institutions. The new partnership will focus on harnessing the potential of two distinctive areas of study by creating innovative collaborations.
The College received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help teach science, technology, engineering and math undergraduate students. The funds will be used to recruit, enroll and prepare 21 undergraduate students in the STEM fields to obtain New York state teaching certification so that they may work in high-need school districts in Central New York.