The Spring Hill College Magazine

Winter 2014

The winter 2014 edition of the Spring Hill College Magazine features an article by Dr. Stephen Wilson on the significance of the 25th anniversary of the deaths of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador. This issue also welcomes new trustees, profiles alumni Cynthia Figueroa '95 and Dr. David McDuff '74, highlights two scholarships, and gives an overview of NCAA rules and regulations. The printed edition features a pictorial of some of Spring Hill's most iconic spots on campus.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dear Alumni and Friends,

My days at Spring Hill College are blessed with the beauty of life on campus. The Hill adds dimension to our students' lives. It gives them pride in the roots they form here, a common ground when they come across fellow alumni one day. Our picturesque campus provides an environment in which our students grow during this truly transformative time in their lives.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

By Stephen Wilson, Ph.D.

"Between 1980 and 1991, the Republic of El Salvador...was engulfed in a war which plunged Salvadorian society into violence, left it with thousands and thousands of people dead. ... Violence was a fire which swept over the fields of El Salvador; it burst into villages, cut off roads and destroyed highways and bridges, energy sources and transmission lines; it reached cities and entered families, sacred areas and educational centres. ... Violence turned everything to death and destruction."

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Kill Father Ellacuria and leave no witnesses."

- Order from Col. René Emilio Ponce, Chief of the Salvadoran Armed Forces General Staff

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dr. Thomas M. Kelly, professor of theology at Creighton University, presented "Remembering the Jesuit Martyrs: A Faith That Does Justice" to the Spring Hill community Nov. 17. His talk focused on the events leading up to the Jesuits' massacre and why their work with the poor and marginalized made them targets of the Salvadoran military.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Yellow Day," a faith-based feature film and fairy tale, premiered Sept. 16, at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. The film is a blend of animation and live action. The live-action scenes were filmed over the course of 20 days in the summer of 2012 in St. Joseph Chapel and Mobile's Camp Grace.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Michael P. Coghlan '77

Michael P. Coghlan was recently elected as chairman of the Spring Hill College Board of Trustees.  He served on the board from 2002 to 2011 and was re-elected in 2013. He replaces Jim McKinney '69 as chair.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

By Monde Donaldson

Cynthia Figueroa '95 would not be leading one of the top 25 Latino nonprofits in the country had it not been for Spring Hill College. Figueroa credits the personal attention given to her by Jesuits and lay teachers alike that inspired her to live a life of service to others as president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos in Philadelphia.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A military, addiction and sports psychiatrist, Dr. David McDuff has a varied career that spans more than 30 years.

After graduating from Spring Hill in 1974, McDuff earned his M.D. at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

By Andrew Cuff '15

When Dr. Leonard "Len" Pinkley Jr. '67 entered Spring Hill College his freshman year in 1962, he never thought he would still have such a strong connection more than 50 years later.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A small act of kindness can leave a lasting impression.

Bill Holley was just a child in the 1930s when his parents divorced, leaving him and his mother destitute. As a teenager, he worked odd jobs after high school to help make ends meet. He would ride his bike from his home on St. Joseph Street in downtown Mobile to Murphy High School, and after school to Albright & Woods Drug Store at the foot of Spring Hill, where he worked as a soda jerk.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sheila Martin, Spring Hill's new assistant athletic director for internal affairs and compliance, is charged with the responsibility to educate our coaches, student-athletes, faculty, staff, donors, boosters, alumni, fans and friends on a wide variety of NCAA rules and regulations.

Syndicate content