One of goals of a Spring Hill education is to form leaders in service, and on Feb. 26 history was made during the first Mobile Alumni Day of Service. Spring Hill College alumni from Mobile and Baldwin counties, Spring Hill faculty and staff, and the graduating class of 2013 reached out together to serve the Mobile area.
Following in the mission of St. Ignatius, Spring Hill College alumni from the Washington, D.C., area sought a new way to come together through service.
On Sept. 22, a group of local alumni partnered with We Are Family Senior Outreach Network to deliver groceries to low-income seniors in their neighborhoods. Afterward, they rejoined to reminisce with their fellow Badgers and watch the Washington Nationals win against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park.
Marney Skinner '85 came to Spring Hill from Belleville, Ill., just outside of St. Louis. Encouraged by her family and SHC graduates to take a look at the College, she headed south and fell in love with the campus and atmosphere.
Jeffrey A. Hilperts, Spring Hill College class of '99, joined the staff in mid-April as vice president for advancement, a division that includes development, alumni programs, and communications and marketing.
A native of Fairhope, Ala., Hilperts holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Spring Hill College and a Master of Science in human services management from Franklin University.
St. Vincent de Paul Center and Marillac Social Center honored long-time supporter Jim McKinney '69, chairman of the SHC board of trustees, at their 18th annual Fleur de Lis Ball, held Feb. 25 in Chicago.
McKinney received the 2012 Fleur de Lis Award for his work and support of the St. Vincent de Paul Center and his outstanding service to Chicago-area children of working-poor families, the homeless and isolated seniors.
Spring Hill College alumni Dr. John E. Lemoine, class of 1962, and Jessica Baker, class of 2008, were honored at a President's Society brunch on April 22 as part of the college's Homecoming on the Hill festivities.
The Spring Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame was started in 1972 by alumnus and former member of the SHC football team, A. B. “Troj” Meriwether, as a way to recognize former athletes who brought fame and glory to Spring Hill College. To this day, the Hall of Fame is a tradition of honor here on the Hill.
When Deanna Day ’84 was a little girl, she read every Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery. She later moved to the next level of thrills and suspense, diving into books by John Le Carré, Robert Ludlum and Ken Follett. She was always interested in becoming an FBI agent.
Inevitably, in the course of a conversation regarding my history, I get the question: “So, where did you go to school?” I love that question because it enables me to extol the virtues of Spring Hill and reminisce about some of the truly great times in my life.