Among the prestigious graduate schools members of the Class of 2019 have been admitted to are Brown University, Kingston University (London), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow), SUNY Upstate Medical University, Teachers College – Columbia University and University of Virginia School of Law. In addition, graduates have accepted jobs with a number of highly respected organizations, including Ayco Goldman Sachs, BNY Mellon, Bonadio Group, Dermody, Burke, and Brown, Ernst and Young, Hershey, Hill-Rom, IBM, Lockheed Martin, National Grid, New York Army National Guard, Otis Elevator Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quadrant Biosciences, Roseanne Sall Advertising, Spincar and Syracuse Research Corporation.
Recent graduates are also volunteering their time with the Center for Working Families, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program, and AmeriCorps.
The Princeton Review ranked Le Moyne among the top 15 percent of Colleges in the nation for the fifth consecutive year and included the College in its guide, The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. In addition, for the 27th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report included Le Moyne in its popular guidebook. It ranked the College number five in its “Best Value Schools” listing and number seven in its “Best Colleges for Veterans” listing. Le Moyne was also nationally ranked for three specific disciplines – management information systems (#18), marketing (#29) and accounting (#44).
Le Moyne is one of the key partners who will benefit from a $3 million grant awarded to the City of Syracuse by JP Morgan Chase as part of the company’s AdvancingCities program. The grant will help the City launch Syracuse Surge – a model for inclusive growth to position Syracuse as one of the nation’s “smartest” cities and a global leader in the new economy. Le Moyne’s role in this broader initiative, bolstered by $400,000 from the grant award, will focus on building one of the key onramps to the new economy by expanding the Quantitative Thinking Village (QTV) under its ERIE21 initiative. First piloted by Le Moyne in 2018, the QTV brings middle school students to campus for a residential camp that features a robust introduction to the fields of coding, data analytics, engineering and other STEM-related disciplines in an effort to spark interest in the careers of the new economy.
The College unveiled its first-ever doctoral program, a Doctor of Education in executive leadership. Students in the historic program will learn to solve problems through a lens of social justice and constructively impact the educational organizations and communities that they support and serve.
A total of 98 percent of recent Le Moyne graduates reported employment in a sector related to their major field of study or admittance to graduate school within a year of Commencement.
During the College’s fourth-annual Giving Day, held on Feb. 28, 1,500 donors completed gifts totaling over $500,000 in just 24 hours, far surpassing a goal of 1,400 gifts.
More than 40 students representing over 18 academic disciplines shared the findings of the original research they conducted during Scholars Day.
Le Moyne announced a formal partnership with the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) that will serve to strengthen the mission of both organizations. Among the many expected benefits of the partnership will be an enhanced ability to serve people in need through the addition of the number of IVC volunteers.
A gift from one of the College’s three-generation families, the McNeils, will be used to launch a new undergraduate major in risk management and insurance, one of today’s fastest-growing career fields.
President Linda LeMura, Ph.D., was honored for the positive impact she’s had on Central New York at KeyBank’s 2019 Key4WomenForum, which celebrates, supports and encourages the progress of women in business.
The College completed a $6.3 million upgrade of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library. The heart of the new library is a bright, airy learning commons featuring academic research services; flexible, modular learning environments; and wireless connectivity and outlet access. Work to the building also included the creation of study rooms, an academic technology lab, student collaboration spaces, a faculty reading room, Bernat Special Events Room and Muserlian Instructional Laboratory.
Le Moyne College has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The grant will allow the College to recruit, enroll, prepare and graduate 20 academically talented low-income students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, information systems, computer science, or environmental science systems to join the STEM workforce and/or pursue graduate studies.
Alumnus Greg Kelly ’18 earned a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistant Grant to Malaysia, where he will work in an elementary or secondary school.
Professor of English David Lloyd, Ph.D., was awarded a UK Fulbright Research Fellowship to undertake a project at Cardiff University, one of the Russell Group of Britain’s 24 leading research universities. Lloyd plans to spend four months (March - June 2020) in residence at the university’s School of English, Communication, and Philosophy. He will work on a book project titled A Transatlantic Flux: Modern Welsh/American Literary Relations and investigate how the Welsh literary scene was impacted by American writers and editors.
The College marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program, which provides broad and varied educational experiences to capable students who, due to academic underpreparation and limited financial resources, might not have an opportunity to attend college. The program blends academic support, counseling and financial aid services.
Le Moyne College was awarded a $187,300 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation that will enable 19 female undergraduate students, known as Clare Boothe Luce scholars, to pursue yearlong projects in the fields of chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics under the guidance of faculty mentors.
The Le Moyne College Symphony Orchestra marked its 10th anniversary with a concert featuring favorite selections performed by current students, alumni and community members.
Following a series of sold-out performances and rave reviews at the Montréal Fringe Festival in summer 2018 (and a nomination for “Best English Production”), the cast and crew of Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Musical! was invited to be a part of the Developmental Reading Series at the 2019 New York Musical Festival. The show was written by Director of Theatre Matt Chiorini with orchestrations and music direction by Le Moyne Assistant Professor Travis Newton with Assistant Director of Music Greg Giovanini on keyboard, and features a cast of current students and recent alumni.
Two individuals who work on Jesuit mission efforts at Le Moyne played key roles at the Ignatian Discernment and Leadership summit held at the Jesuit Curia in Rome in April. David McCallum ’90, S.J., vice president for mission integration and development, was the only person from the U.S. on the meeting’s planning and facilitation team, and helped to co-design the five-day event. Karin Botto, assistant vice president for human resources and organization development, was one of four individuals representing the Jesuit conference of the United States and Canada.
Nick Linquist ’19, policy director for the American Conservation Coalition (ACA), appeared on National Public Radio to discuss the importance of protecting the environment for future generations. The ACA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering conservatives to re-engage on environmental conversation.
Le Moyne honored Professor of Religious Studies Donald Kirby, S.J., along with alumni John Douglas Thompson ’85, Siobhan Fallon Hogan ’83, Tim DeKay ’85, Juan Francisco Villa ’99 and Vincent Randazzo ’15 at Le Moyne in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership. The event raised more than $100,000 for scholarships at Le Moyne.
For 31 consecutive semesters, 15 years, Le Moyne student-athletes have maintained an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
The College welcomed the second-largest class in its history, the Class of 2022, which came to the Heights from 10 states and eight countries.