Spring/Summer 2022

Saint Anselm baseball team celebrating


The Saint Anselm College baseball team slugged 57 home runs in 2022, shattering the all-time record of 45 established in 2001. The Hawks also finished with 22 victories on the year, the most in a season since the 2012 season and the sixth-most ever posted by a Saint Anselm team.


A tart served at the Conversation with Ken Burns event


Seasonal berry tarts were the grand finale of an impressive menu created by AVI Dining Services for guests of “An Evening of Conversation with Ken Burns” held on campus in April.


Professor Kelly Lalonde teaching a finance class in Poisson Hall


Professor Kelly Lalonde teaches a financial accounting class in Poisson Hall.


One of the monks playing a game and talking with students


The Jean Center was filled with laughs and good conversation during the “Experience Monastic Recreation” event held during Benedictine Heritage Week.


A beautiful close up of a flower


Bright blooms are always a welcome sign of spring on the Hilltop.


Journalists sit down in the NHIOP to discuss the 2022 midterms


Journalists Leah Askarinam of The New York Times, along with Sarah Frostenson and Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThirtyEight, joined New Hampshire Institute of Politics Executive Director Neil Levesque for a discussion on the outlook for the 2022 midterm elections.


A student getting bucked off the mechanical bull at Hawkfest


7: A mechanical bull was just one of many fun offerings during Hawkfest, an event sponsored by the Saint Anselm College Student Government Association.


Two students designing a drone at the Saint Anselm Drone Camp


The Center for Ethics and the computer science department co-hosted an aerospace robotics competition, designed to teach high school students about aerospace engineering principles through designing, building, programming, and flying UAVs..


A cutout of Shakespeare from the annual Sonnet Reading Marathon


The 34th Sonnet Reading Marathon was held this year in honor of Shakespeare’s 458th birthday, with 154 Anselmians reciting sonnets during the daylong celebration.


Anastasia Morrison and Meredith Budds at the Coleman Awards Ceremony


Among the winners for this year’s Coleman Awards were seniors Anastasia Morrison (left) and Meredith Budds. Morrison received the award for Outstanding Service Leadership and Budds took home the award for Outstanding Community Service.


An exhibit in the Chapel Arts Center


he Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center hosted James Palmigiano, Collages and Bagatelles, for its springtime season exhibition. This was the second exhibit for Palmigiano, a Cistercian monk from Spencer Abbey in Central Massachusetts. Palmigiano’s uniquely contemplative works promoted a recurrent Chapel Art Center theme of “art and monasticism.”


Photos by Kevin Harkins, Jason Kolnos, Jim Stankiewicz


Past Scene on Campus

  • Fall/Winter 2022

    Fall/Winter 2022


    women's soccer player kicks ball on field


    The women’s soccer team saw its historic season come to a close in mid-November—the Hawks were eliminated via penalty kicks after playing to a scoreless double-overtime draw in its NCAA Championship First Round match against Jefferson University. The team qualified for the NCAA postseason for the first time in program history in addition to winning its first NE10 playoff match since 2006.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    Prof. Brian Penney, Ph.D., chair of the biology department, works with Anastasia Morrison ’22, a biochemistry and molecular biology student.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    President Favazza and Dr. Paddy Cronin Favazza welcomed guests back to the annual President’s Society Dinner for the first time since 2019.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    When the bright colors of fall arrive, campus is elevated from beautiful to stunning.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    Students had the opportunity to experience cultures from around the world during the Father Jonathan Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion’s annual Multicultural Day.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    NHIOP Student Ambassadors shared their experiences with future Anselmians during the college’s open house this fall.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    Beloved holiday traditions returned to the Hilltop this season, including the annual Thanksgiving cheesecake and pie sale. More than 2,000 pies, 1,100 cheesecakes, and 1,300 breads were sold, with blueberry pie and gobble rolls topping the list.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    This year, 43 students completed the 130-mile journey from Lewiston, Maine, to Manchester, N.H., as part of the annual Road for Hope walk.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    Fr. Aloysius Sarasin, O.S.B. ’17 and Br. Basil Louis Franciose, O.S.B. ’17 greet students during an overcast Move-In Day.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    The Anselmian Abbey Players presented three performances this fall, including “Puffs,” “Cabaret Night,” and a One-Act Play Festival.


    Professor works with student in a lab


    The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center opened its new exhibition, “The MacDonald Collection ~ In Conversation,” earlier this fall. The exhibition, which will be available through February 11, is part of the Chapel Art Center’s permanent MacDonald Collection brought up from the archives.


    Photos by Brian Foly, Kevin Harkins, Jason Kolnos, Leah LaRiccia


  • Spring/Summer 2021

    Spring/Summer 2021


    1: Hot air balloon rides were one of many fun activities organized by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) for CAB Spring Weekend.

    2: Members of the Abbey Players cast of Macbeth perform a scene during the annual Shakespeare Day celebration.

    3: The 28th Annual Paul S. Coleman Volunteer Service and Service Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony celebrated students for their dedication to and impact on Saint Anselm College and the surrounding community.

    4: Thirty-three teams participated in the 14th annual Sister Pauline Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society this April, raising $56,000 for the cause.

    5: Cookies from the Cookie Monstah Truck were worth waiting for during Hawkfest 2021.

    6: Father Francis McCarty, O.S.B. ’10 calls out winning numbers during CABingo night.

    7: In back-to-back games in April, Morgan Perry ’24 of the nationally ranked softball team threw a no-hitter and then fired off what is thought to be the program’s first perfect game. She ranks among the NCAA Division II national leaders in numerous pitching statistics.

    8: Students enjoy the spring exhibit at the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center: Works on Paper, Including Recent Acquisitions, Selections from the Permanent Collection.

    9: Criminal Justice Professor John “Jack” Humphrey teaches students of the new CJ 4+1 graduate class.

    10: Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors find a comfortable place to work in the Young Presidential Library in the NHIOP.

    11: The magnolia trees on campus bloomed bright this spring, even on overcast days.


    Photos by Jason kolnos, saint anselm college student government association, jim stankiewicz

  • Fall/Winter 2021

    Fall/Winter 2021



    1: Fine arts faculty members Assistant Professor Andrew Haringer (piano), Lecturer Heather Braun-Bakken (violin), and Lecturer Kate Jensik (cello) held a concert for students, staff and faculty inside the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center.

    2: This fall, the college’s 17 varsity sports adapted practices and training opportunities to follow all NCAA and local health regulations. Josh Callinan ’21, a member of the Hawks’ football team, participates in a socially distant practice.

    3: The grilled cheese sandwiches from Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese truck were a hit at Homestaying Weekend.

    4: Road for Hope was modified this year to a 9-mile hike on campus—honoring each of the nine charities the walk annually supports.

    5: A welcome Mass was held outdoors this year during orientation weekend.

    6: The annual display of colors did not disappoint this autumn.

    7: The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center received second prize for Exhibition Collateral Materials in the AAM Museum Publications Design Competition, featuring A Moment of Time sculpture by Nick Hollibaugh. Design by Annee Giard, director of integrated creative and web services. Project manager, Maggie Dimock.

    8: Whenever possible, students and faculty moved to the quad for outdoor classes.

    9: For indoor learning, classrooms also took on a different look this semester.

    10: Students participating in the Transitions Program—a program helping first-year students transition from high school to college—took part in team-building activities and community-service projects.

    11: Members of the NHIOP’s Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassador Program handed out voter registration information to students, along with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.


    Photos by Zach Elliot ’21, Ryan Heath ’22, Jason Kolnos, Gil Talbot, and courtesy of Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, R.I.

  • Spring/Summer 2020




    1: The men’s basketball team won the 2020 NE10 Championship—their ninth Northeast-10 Conference postseason title—with a thrilling 65-63 victory in overtime against the University of New Haven.

    2: Kevin Ward ’12 of CBS News was back on campus during the Democratic Debate. 

    3: Social Justice Awards were presented during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner held earlier this year to Richard Cabrera ’20 and Max Latona, associate professor of philosophy and executive director of the Center for Ethics in Business and Governance.

    4: If you’re missing dining services’ signature dessert, whoopie pies, make your own at home with their recipe.

    5: The Career Development Center presented a pop-up fashion show, giving students tips on what to wear during interviews and upcoming career events.

    6: The community gathered to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday.

    7: While the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center is currently closed to visitors, Father Iain MacLellan, O.S.B. ’78 has specially curated an online selection of well-known works with ArtSurround at www.anselm.edu/artsurround.

    8: Professor Georgia Henley of the English department facilitated the discussion “Did the Irish really save civilization?” during the popular “Come Friday Forum,” which continued to be held virtually throughout the semester.

    9: “A Night of Unfortunate Comedy: An Evening of One-Act Plays” was performed by the Anselmian Abbey Players.

    10: Springtime blooms signal the change of seasons on the Hilltop.

  • Fall/Winter 2020


    1. Professor Eric Berry of the biology department took advantage of sunnier days this fall to move class outdoors.
    2. Salty, buttery pretzels were just one of the specialties offered to alumni during Homecoming.
    3. The 21st annual Road for Hope saw 46 students make the walk from Lewiston, Maine to Manchester.
    4. Students and members of the monastic community enjoyed an afternoon of volleyball.
    5. Multicultural Day was celebrated on campus with food, entertainment, and activities from around the world.
    6. For the first time in program history, the Saint Anselm College field hockey team claimed the NE10 postseason title.
    7. One of a pair of exhibitions curated from its Permanent Collection of Artworks this past fall at the the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center, LOCALITY: Celebrating New England Art and Craft Traditions presented decorative art by artists hailing from New Hampshire and neighboring regions.
    8. Former Senator Judd Gregg visited the New Hampshire Institute of Politics to discuss the essence of New Hampshire.
    9. Mini pumpkins made the perfect autumn centerpiece for the staff chili cook-off held this fall.
    10. President Favazza and Dr. Paddy Cronin Favazza greeted carloads of students on Move-in Day.