BSU Celebrates 45 years and 40 years of Women at Holy Cross
This event has been postponed until the fall. More details will follow.
April 12-14, 2013
Welcome to the BSU’s 45th Celebration, Opening Doors: Sisters On the Hill, Doing it for Ourselves. We invite you to return to campus to meet and spend quality time reminiscing, reflecting, and reconnecting with classmates, friends, and members of the campus community.
Payment Cancellation and Transfers: There is a $10 cancellation fee for all cancellations by March 29th and no refunds after April 1st.
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Founded in 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the BSU is committed to educating the Holy Cross community about the importance of heritage, the affirmation of identity and the legacy of achievement. Emphasizing the academic, cultural, social, and political development of its members, BSU aims to provide a support system for African American students and all members of the Holy Cross community by creating an environment that promotes leadership, embraces identity and encourages diversity.
The 45th Celebration also coincides with the College’s recognition of 40 years of women. Both pivotal events in Holy Cross history remind us of the visionary and courageous leadership of Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J. Father Brooks, who became President of Holy Cross, believed that “everybody had the potential to be a leader.” It’s what made him push to admit women to Holy Cross in fall 1972 in one of his first acts as president and extended the work he began in 1968 when he had personally set out to recruit black students (men) with full scholarships.
The first class of women admitted in 1972 included a group of black women who faced many challenges during those early years. Nine of those women persevered and became the first black women to graduate from Holy Cross. This year's theme Opening Doors: Sisters on the Hill, Doing it for Ourselves, will prominently honor and acknowledge those fierce women who came before us, opening the doors that we continue to enter.
We hope that you will respond with great spirit and enthusiasm for the 45th Reunion Weekend of Celebration. We invite all alums, both from every class year, to aim to make it back to “The Hill”. It will be amazing to rekindle old friendships and as well as foster new ones.
The BSU extends an open invitation for your continuous participation and support, which will enhance the growing relationships between all alumni, both young and experienced, and our alma mater.
Looking forward to seeing you April 12-14th at the BSU’s 45th Reunion Celebration!
Friday, April 12
2:00 – 6:00 Registration, Check-in, Hospitality Suite
2:00 – 4:30 Campus Bookstore
3:00 – 4:00 Campus Tour (optional)
4:00 – 5:15 Career Panel: Opening Doors: Breaking Barriers. Event co- sponsored with the Career Planning Center
5:15 – 6:00 Reception
7:00 – 11:00 “Déjà vu”: Reconnecting…friends, food, hospitality
Saturday, April 13
8:15 - 9:30 State of the College Today & Tomorrow, Breakfast with the President & the Vice Presidents
Opening and Welcome
9:40 – 10:40 Race, Gender, and Place at Holy Cross: A Glimpse of Campus Life Past & Present
10:40 - 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Conversations with Wise Women"
11:50 – 12:50 Sister-to-Sister, Brother-to-Brother (concurrent sessions)
1:00 - 2:30 Luncheon: The Road Less Traveled: Tribute to the 1st class of AA Women
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:20 Insuring the Future – Bishop Healy Committee and the ALANA Mentor Program
3:25 - 4:30 Financial Literacy
Living a Balanced Life: Health and Wellness;
BSU Leadership Caucus: the Legacy & Challenge of Leadership (concurrent sessions)
4:30 – 7:30 Discover Worcester Dining – Shrewsbury Street, Canal District, Highland Street, West Side, Park Avenue, etc., (Dinner on Own)
7:30 – 8:00 Pre-show Reception
8:15 – 10:00 “Ain’t I a Woman” Ensemble performance
10 - Alumni ‘Gathering’ at the Beechwood
Sunday, April 14
10:00 – 11:30 Protestant Church Service & Memorial Tribute - St. Joseph’s Chapel Lower Level
11:30 – 12:30 Catholic Mass
11:30 – 1:00 ‘Till We Meet Again Gospel Brunch’
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Hilton Garden Inn Worcester
35 Major Taylor Boulevard
• Located in the heart of downtown Worcester, Massachusetts
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Marriot Courtyard Worcester
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