While the Hilltop may be quiet, the Office of Alumni Relations has been working to create a virtual alumni community that will allow Anselmians near and far to stay engaged and enriched by Saint Anselm College.
Information About On-Campus Events
As students return to the Hilltop for the Fall 2020 semester, Saint Anselm College has implemented a temporary policy restricting guests from campus. Until further notice, anyone who is not a current Saint Anselm student, employee or member of the Benedictine community is asked to refrain from coming to the college. This will help to ensure that the community remains safe.
There will be a few exceptions whereby visitors are invited to campus under particular circumstances. In these instances, the gatherings will be limited in size, time and location. Unfortunately, most of our alumni programming for the fall has been postponed, including the Alumni Awards Dinner and Homecoming Weekend. The College Advancement Office continues to offer virtual programming and is working on opportunities for alumni to connect with the campus and our students virtually.
The College’s 20,000-plus alumni are a vital part of our Anselmian family and we look forward to seeing you in person very soon. For now, however, we ask that you help us protect those who live and work on the Hilltop by allowing them to be a “family unit” in the spirit we have all come to embrace in response to COVID-19, and we look forward to continuing to provide virtual options to keep you connected and engaged.
Anselmian Connections Archive
Anselmian Connections is a weekly email from Saint Anselm College's Office of Alumni Relations.
While we are unable to host events in person, we wanted to bring the Anselmian experience to you. Each week we highlight events and resources available to the community. This could include classes, discussions, masses and prayer services. These events will all be free to join, but may require pre-registration to access a link to participate. We also want to take this time to challenge our community to come together and we will share a weekly social media challenge that will build that connection.
Hire An Anselmian
As our world heals from this global pandemic, questions about the future are inevitable. Many of our students are looking for internships and full-time positions. Together, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Development Center are asking for our alumni community’s help by sharing employment opportunities with our talented students and new graduates. Please fill out this short form and let us know what internship or job opportunities you might have available or anticipate in your organization. A member of the Career Development Center will follow up with you.
The Saint Anselm College alumni community is 21,000+ strong. Let’s help students launch their professional lives through the power of our Anselmian network.
Webinar with NHIOP's Neil Levesque Featuring Poll Results
Join Neil Levesque, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics to discuss the September Poll Results and a recap of the Presidential Debate.
Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Favazza: Sept. 23, 2020
Saint Anselm College President Dr. Joseph Favazza held a virtual town hall where he fielded questions from students and more.
Perspectives on Change: The Coeducational Transition of Saint Anselm College 1969-1979
Presented by Dr. Ben Horton '12, Director, First Year Bridge Program.
Date of Webinar: September 2, 2020
The Best Books for the Worst Times. Reading for the Summer that Wasn’t
In the summer of 2020, books can give you what you need right now. Professor Cronin has book suggestions for any of your reading goals. Maybe you want to dig into the best novels of the twenty-first century, or learn about the American experience through the eyes of Black writers and books by people of color. Or will you catch up on the classics that you “should” have read? Travel to faraway places without risking the airport? Expand your knowledge of history, culture, and events through important nonfiction works--or just escape the daily news with a great story? Join us to hear about important recent authors, anti-racist books, and great authors not to be missed.
Book Reading: Twenty Poems to Pray
Prof. Gary Bouchard of the English Department, and Ex. Dir. of the Gregory J. Grappone Humanities Institute will read selections from his 2019 book Twenty Poems to Pray, a collection of meditations on selected poems by well and lesser known poets that can inspire spiritual contemplation. The reading will feature poems by two Benedictine poets.
Ethics in Governance Forum: “A Culture Built on Trust"
Join us for a conversation with Larry Cunningham and Ellen Richstone, two corporate governance experts who will offer their perspectives on building a culture of trust, one that helps employees succeed, and in turn helps the company and all other constituencies prosper, achieving an organization’s ultimate purpose. Whether you are a member of a for-profit or a not-for-profit organization, you will gain valuable insights and takeaways from this discussion. Program Partner: The NACD New England Chapter programs focus on timely topics facing public, private and not-for-profit boards of directors.
Conversation with the President: June 16, 2020
Conversation with the President. Join Dr. Favazza on Zoom for an update on how Saint Anselm College has been adapting to the new normal, and planning for the future. Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
The Housing We Need: Reflections on the Ethics of Affordable Housing amid Covid-19
The nation’s housing affordability problem is a silent crisis, made worse by the recent pandemic. Join host Max Latona, Executive Director of the Center for Ethics in Business and Governance, as he discusses the issue with experts in the Saint Anselm community, including Professor Tauna Sisco, and alumni Dean Christon '78 (Executive Director of NH Housing Finance Authority) and Paul Casey '70 (retired partner of the law firm Ballard Spahr LLP).
Virtual Alumni Reunion 2020: Class Toast (Webinar)
You are cordially invited to join Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. '71, President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D., and Jim Flanagan, Senior Vice President for College Advancement to raise a toast, hear an update on your class fundraising results, and celebrate virtually with fellow reunion alumni.
“Haustus” at the Monastery: A Benedictine Custom (Webinar)
Meet the newest generation of Saint Anselm Benedictines and enjoy a leisurely conversation. Participants include Br. Francis McCarty, O.S.B. '10, Br. Aloysius Sarasin, O.S.B. '17, Br. Titus Phelan O.S.B. '12, Br. Dunstan Enzor, O.S.B., Br. Basil Francoise O.S.B. '17, and Br. Celestine Hettrick, N.O.S.B.
Historical Walking Tour of Saint Anselm College Campus (Webinar)
Join Keith Chevalier, College Archivist, for a presentation of a new online interactive walking tour of campus, using satellite imagery and archival photographs charting a course around campus.
The Vietnam War and the Saint Anselm Campus 1969-1970 (Webinar)
Join Professor of History, Matt Masur, Ph.D., for a presentation that will explore campus reactions to the Vietnam War and the shootings at Kent State. It will also examine issues specific to Saint Anselm College, such as parietals and the role of students in campus affairs.
Webinar: Children's Experience of Loss and Grief During the Pandemic
Dr. Finn's orientation on the topic is focused on the science of growth and development combined with humanistic value and the phenomenology of the human experience. Dr. Favazza’s orientation is from a developmental perspective - what loss looks like in children (cognitive, affective, behavioral manifestations) as they encounter many transitions during childhood.
Webinar: TIMES's Charlotte Alter discusess "The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For"
Join us for a virtual Bookmark Series event featuring Charlotte Alter, TIME’s national correspondent and author of "The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For". Charlotte will be joined by Christina Damian '20 and Matt Solomon '20 for a conversation on her book and the role young millennials and Gen Z will play in the upcoming election.
"The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For" provides a hopeful glimpse into a bright new generation of political leaders, and what America might look like when they are in charge.
Ethics in Governance Forum: "The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Tradeoffs"
R. Edward Freeman is best known for his award winning book, "Strategic Management: A StakeholderApproach." Dr. Freeman shares that we have reached a turning point in how we think about business.While there are various proposals for the reform of capitalism, he maintains there are very key ideas that should be addressed. All five revolve around seeing business through multiple perspectives. They are: Purpose and Profits; Stakeholders and Shareholders; Society and Markets; Humanity and Economics; and, Ethics and Business. This new story of business in the real world has shown a great deal of progress, creating a very optimistic outlook for business in the 21st century.
Running Wild: A Quest for Healing Across 7 Continents
After almost losing everything at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Bobby O’Donnell '16, was left empty and broken. In the aftermath of the bombing he not only struggled with the trauma of the events, but also found that terrorism had stolen his passion for running. Unable to find healing in his conventional life, O’Donnell embarked on an inspiring and ambitious quest to run a marathon on all seven continents.
Unsettling times: Covid-19 comes to America
Join Dr. F. Marc Laforce '60, a world-renowned infectious disease physician, epidemiologist and former director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project for his insight on the pandemic.
Dr. LaForce currently serves as Director, Technical Services for the Serum Institute of India. Over the last decade he has worked on the development of new meningococcal and streptococcal vaccines for resource poor countries. From 2001 to 2012 he served as Director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a Gates Foundation funded partnership between the World Health Organization and PATH, a Seattle-based NGO, that developed, tested, licensed, and introduced a new Group A meningococcal conjugate vaccine for Sub-Saharan Africa. The vaccine has eliminated Group A meningococcal infections wherever it has been introduced and as of 2019, over 330 million Africans have received the vaccine.
Dr. LaForce received his BA from St Anselm College and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his internal medicine and infectious disease training on the Harvard Service at Boston City Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has held research, academic and administrative positions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He currently holds the rank of Clinical Professor at the NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City.
Post Draft Patriots Recap: Q&A with Tom E. Curran
Join sportswriter, Tom E. Curran '89, Patriots Insider for NBCSports Boston to recap this year's draft.
Alone Together: the Hilltop, the Monks, and the Pandemic
Benedictine Hallmarks: A Monk’s Perspective
Message from the Monastery
Recovery Scenarios for the US Economy and it’s impact on Higher Education
Join John Vaccaro '92, Head of MassMutual Financial Advisors Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, for a webinar on recovery scenarios for the US Economy and its impact on Higher Education.
Retreat with Fr. Anselm, O.S.B. '93 (Part 3)
The Benedictine Way in the Easter season of COVID 19.
Webinar: NHIOP's Neil Levesque discusses impact COVID-19 on the presidential election.
Join Neil Levesque, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, for a webinar on the impact COVID-19 on the presidential election.
Webinar: How Stories Can Heal Us: Using Homer to Help Today's Wounded Warriors
How Stories Can Heal Us: Using Homer to Help Today's Wounded Warriors with Prof. Ann-Maria Contarino.
Retreat with Fr. Anselm, O.S.B. '93 (Part 2)
Explore and reflect on how Benedictine insights into daily living might bring forth new growth and life during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Webinar with Professor Paul Finn
Saint Anselm College Professor of Psychology Dr. Paul Finn presented a webinar on April 14, 2020. Join Professor Finn for two 30 minute interactive lectures. Topics included; the human dimension of coaching adolescents and Psychology, Isolation and Pandemics: Trauma and Resilience.
Retreat with Fr. Anselm, O.S.B. '93 (Part 1)
Explore and reflect on how Benedictine insights into daily living might bring forth new growth and life during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Conversation with Saint Anselm College President Dr. Joseph Favazza
Saint Anselm College President Dr. Joseph Favazza held a webinar with alumni on April 8, 2020 and discussed how the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and transition to remote learning has been going so far, among other topics.
Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran ’89 discusses Tom Brady During Webinar
It was our pleasure to host a webinar with Saint Anselm College alum Tom E. Curran ’89, New England Patriots Insider for NBCSports Boston. He discussed Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and much more.