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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

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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

By Jim Stennett

The softball team followed up its National Runner-Up finish at the 2013 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Softball World Series by beginning the 2014 season ranked No. 2 in the NAIA Coaches' Poll.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Spring Hill College honored Matt Lemond '07 and Sandra Gales Shapard '64 during Homecoming on the Hill in April; and Matt D'Arrigo '95 at commencement in May.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sixteen Miller-LeJeune Scholarship recipients reunited during Homecoming on the Hill, coming from as far away as Bulgaria, Alaska, California, New York and Washington State.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Spring Hill College alumni reunited at Homecoming on the Hill April 4-6, honoring graduates in class years ending with "4" and "9."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The setting may have been different, but the spirit was just as celebratory. For the first time since 1987, Spring Hill College put the commencement rain plan into effect, moving the May 10 ceremony from the traditional Avenue of the Oaks to the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dr. Alex Landi, Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Landi started teaching political science at Spring Hill College in 1971, while finishing his Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

An unexpected gift of media production equipment, combined with a lot of effort, has allowed the Communication Arts department to become a competitive 21st century program.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

By Matthew Baugh, S.J.

When you answer the phone nowadays, you have to be prepared for at least the possibility that the pope will be on the other end.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

By Aislinn Shevlin '14

The majority of Spring Hill students would consider the Avenue of the Oaks or St. Joseph Chapel their favorite place on campus, primarily because of their aesthetic pleasure and historic atmosphere.

However, senior Harrison McNab is more practical. His favorite place is where he spends most of his free time and where he gets the most joy, the Outlaw Recreation Center. McNab says, "If I could live in the gym, I would in a heartbeat."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Fry, be your own damn tree!"

The Rev. Stephen Campbell, S.J., head of Spring Hill's fine and performing arts department, admonished Jim Fry '97 during a rehearsal of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen."

Campbell's advice reminded Fry to be confident and trust his instincts, traits that Fry tries to impart in his own students.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In just two short years since Michaela Guzy '01 left the corporate world to start her own travel content site and web-video series, she has added more than 70 countries to the places she's visited.

"It's not just about the passport stamps," she says. "It's about the amazing local people you meet in each destination that make each journey so special."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

By Aislinn Shevlin '14

Dr. Hugh Anson Moye '61 understands the impact of financial aid on a person's education. In fact, it was Spring Hill's academic scholarships that ensured his attendance at the College. At Spring Hill, Moye played on the tennis team all four years and fed his love of chemistry, especially in his favorite class on quantitative analysis.

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