We can all agree that Saint Anselm College is special. Our community of students, faculty, staff, monks, and alumni come to us with different backgrounds, beliefs, passions and voices. But there is one uncommon character trait that we all share: Each of us is an Anselmian.
Listen to some of the extraordinary voices of Saint Anselm College.
Connor O'Brien '21
"Hi guys, I’m Connor O’Brien and I’m a senior here, which is crazy! I’m an Economics Major from Westminster, Massachusetts. You’ve probably seen me on the Hilltop because I’ve loved getting involved with so many activities.
During my four years here, I first joined Campus Ministry and since then have had the pleasure of working with Student Government Association, Alumni Ambassadors and the New Student Orientation program. I’m excited to be featured in the latest #EverydayAnselmian video. Just wanted to let you know that I have a stutter, so I appreciate you bearing with me at times if my speech gets a little choppy. Thanks so much for watching. Sending a shoutout and lots of love to my fellow Anselmians!"
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Jillian Barrett '24
Jillian Barrett '24
Meet Jillian Barrett '24, a Spanish and Secondary Education major from Worcester, Mass. Jillian has already been making an impact at Saint A's. As a tutor team leader with the Meelia Center, Jillian has formed meaningful connections with high school students in the Manchester School District. She has also given several talks to the college community, including a reading at the Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner and a True Life discussion about what it's like growing up biracial. #EverydayAnselmian
Keith Morse, Manager of the Print Shop
Keith Morse is the printing king of campus. Keith has worked for Saint Anselm College for 37 years and is the manager of the print shop. He ensures that designs and communications get on paper and he prints everything from diplomas to COVID signage on campus. You can find him at the shop located in that small but iconic brick building behind Alumni Hall. Get to know Keith in this Everyday Anselmian video, where he gives us a behind the scenes look inside the print shop and talks about some memorable moments.
Brandon Maldonado '22
If you’ve been inside the Jean Center in recent years, you’ve probably seen Brandon Maldonado helping out Anselmians. This Junior Criminal Justice major from Lawrence, Mass. is an Impact Fellow for the Meelia Center For Community Engagement and a peer mentor at the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion. Get to know Brandon in this Everyday Anselmian video where he shares inspiring advice he’s been given, a famous condiment snafu story and more!
Madison Hediger '22
Madison Hediger is a biochemistry major and Junior at Saint Anselm College from Marlborough, Massachusetts. Madison said a highlight of her time on the Hilltop has been working as an Orientation Leader. “It’s important to me that when new students come to Saint Anselm, they feel that sense of hospitality and community right away.” Madison also has quite the unique presence on the Saint A’s Instagram page.
Grace D'Antuono '19
Grace D'Antuono is an international relations major, minoring in French, Spanish, and history. Grace is a student ambassador for Admission and NHIOP, and works as a student coordinator in the Meelia Center for Community Engagement, supporting seven sites. Her favorite Saint A's tradition is Road for Hope: "I think it's something that is very Anselmian."
Gary Bouchard, English Professor and Director of the Humanities Institute
For the past 30 years, Gary Bouchard has been teaching Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature and other special topics and classes including some in the Conversatio program.
His favorite campus memories are "recreated every April 23rd when alumni and others come back to read all of Shakespeare's sonnets ... all day long, in rainy weather, in sunny weather ... those memories themselves become memories and they all compound over the year."
Vicky Cassidy, College Bookstore Manager
Vicky Cassidy has worked for the campus Bookstore for the past 10 years. Her favorite part of Saint Anselm is the community: "It’s the Anselm, Anselmian tradition, it’s the heart of the campus; it's the students, it’s the faculty, it’s the staff."
Sarah El Khoury '21
Sarah El Khoury is an English major, peer minister, resident assistant, and very active with the Campus Activities Board and student activities; she's the entertainment director for CAB.
Fr. John Fortin, OSB '71
Fr. John is a philosophy professor and member of the Board of Trustees for Saint Anselm College - serving on several committees, and the Board of Directors for the Woodside Priory School in California.
Madison Mangles '19
Madison Mangles is a politics major with minors in history and campaign management, an NHIOP student ambassador and supervisor in the Survey Center, an Alpha Phi Omega member, a research student for the politics department, and a writer with the broadcast club. She also helps out with the annual Relay for Life.
- Josh Hughes '20
Abby St Jean, 21
English major Abby St Jean is a member of the Campus Activities Board and future participant in SBA and Road for Hope.
- Dennis Aveta ’20
Eleni Rizzos ’21
Eleni Rizzos is a nursing major, YWCA volunteer, orientation leader, and an ambassador for both the Admission and Alumni Offices.