Alumni and Family Weekend 2012 Photo Slideshows
Welcome to Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012
The weekend of October 19-21 was beautiful for Alumni & Family Weekend, as hundreds of parents had a chance to visit their students on campus, and alumni got together and revisited their favorite spots. Everyone enjoyed fun activities and favorite foods at the Taste of Fairfield and Stagtoberfest, as well as the new Einstein Bagels in the Barone Campus Center. Alumni reconnected at Alumni Mug
Night Day over pizza and beer at The Levee. In the afternoon, families gathered at Mass, co-celebrated by University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., and Rev. George Collins, S.J., director of Campus Ministry. At the annual Christopher B. Love Student Achievement dinner, 100 students of color were recognized for academic success.
The Fifth Annual President's Lecture
Fr. von Arx delivered the fifth annual President's Lecture in Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola. Entitled "Back to the Source: The Inspiration of St. Ignatius and the Renewal of Jesuit Education," Fr. von Arx's lecture was a reflection upon how a Jesuit University like Fairfield can give today's students the foundation they need for the future, with inspiration from St. Ignatius. A Q&A and reception followed the lecture. The speech will be published in the winter issue of Fairfield University Magazine.
Fairfield County Alumni Chapter Hosts Career Panel
The room was packed with both alumni, students, and their parents to hear what four successful alumni had to say about how to find opportunities and progress in a career. Moderated by Dr. Donald Gibson, dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the panelists included: Vivian Vitale '80, executive vice president of Human Resources at Veracode; Mary Fricke '87, global staffing leader at GE Capital Real Estate; Joseph Delaney '03, MBA'04, senior manager at Deloitte; and Megan Hallissy '10, human resources coordinator at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. The panelists offered updates on current trends, HR advice, and tips on how to get ahead in today's market.
Baseball and Lacrosse
Reunion Celebrations for the Classes of 1952 and 1957
Graduates from the Classes of 1952 and 1957 and their spouses enjoyed a full weekend of activities in celebration of their 60th and 55th Reunions. University Chaplain Charles Allen, S.J., took them on a campus tour after lunch, followed by Mass, and dinner. Our thanks to the Reunion Committee members who helped coordinate the gatherings: from the Class of 1952: John Fray, Fred Frillici, Joe Kehoe, Frank O'Connor, Max O'Meara, and Stan Turski; from the Class of 1957: Alphonse Avitabile, Ken Catandella, and Henry Scopp.
"It was wonderful to be there," said Max O'Meara '52. "A noteworthy but nostalgic collation - the venue at 42 Bellarmine, lunch with Fr. von Arx, and the inspirational Mass with the Glee Club and homily by Fr. Allen. We are most grateful to all who served us."
Alpha Sigma Nu
On Sunday, the Fairfield University Chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu inducted the newest class of graduates to the prestigious honor society. Inductees were honored for their excellent academic records, service to others, and commitment to Jesuit ideals.