“It is my responsibility to acknowledge my blessings by sharing them. This is not completely unselfish because I find that being able to give – whether it is of my time, my abilities or my resources – makes me very happy.”
Having grown up in the area and having a father who is a Spring Hill College alumnus (class of 1970), Danielle Cruthirds was familiar with the southern Jesuit campus. When she came for a visit, though, she was amazed at how beautiful it was. There was a warm and welcoming atmosphere. “Once you enter the gates, you feel like you are in another world. It’s a great place to start living on your own,” she said.
John R. Kirwan '53 has written and published a book on his life about collecting autographed baseballs throughout the 1930s through the 1970s. Titled "A Pittsburg Gentleman," the book documents how life was in those decades through the national pastime of baseball, and even mentions John's experiences at Spring Hill College.
Andrew Clarke '59 is a writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. He has created his own website comprising original poetry, stories and greeting cards.
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.
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.
George Steger '57 recently wrote and published his first novel, "Sebastian's Way." The novel is set during the Frankish-Saxon war and features some of the great warriors like Charlemagne and the young warrior and main character, Sebastian.
They are doctors, lawyers, professors, accountants, researchers and project managers. And they might not be where they are today if, more than three decades ago, they hadn't received the prestigious Miller-LeJeune Scholarship to attend Spring Hill College.
Stephanie Myers put on her dancing shoes at age 4, and she's been dancing ever since.
Trained in ballet, pointe, tap and jazz, Myers was on the dance team in high school and re-founded the cheerleading team at Spring Hill her freshman year. "Dancing professionally was the next logical step for me to pursue my passion," she says.
Spring Hill College alumni Paul Cussen, class of 1989; Marshal Darryl McPherson, class of 1997; and Gina Pambianchi, class of 2011, were honored on April 13 as a part of the college's Homecoming on the Hill celebration.
One way John Zollinger '89 and his wife, Christina Marie Taulli Zollinger '91, give back to Spring Hill College is through planned giving. By naming the College as a beneficiary in his will, John helps to provide a Jesuit education for future generations.
Spring Hill College is experiencing record numbers of prospects, applicants and accepted students. As a result, we need your help to connect with these students and share with them how Spring Hill helped make you who you are today. The new Spring Hill Alumni Recruitment Program (SHARP) is a great way to get involved, regardless of your class year or where you live.
Matt D'Arrigo '95 believes in the transformative power of art. He has felt its effects firsthand, and has seen it in the faces of those who enter the studio feeling defeated, and leave with a sense of release and empowerment.
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.