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Campus Connections: May 2, 2022

Jayson Boyers, EdD - May 1, 2022

Dear Members of the Rosemont Community, 

Thank you to all who attended Saturday’s Gala of the Century to celebrate Rosemont’s Centennial! What a wonderful evening! I want to thank all Centennial Committee members and Institutional Advancement staff who worked so hard to make this such a fun and festive evening.  

Best of luck to our students as you begin final exams. Please see below for Counseling Center events, Library hours, and more to help during Finals Week.  

In this week’s issue, you’ll find: 

  • Important Dates  
  • Senior Week Schedule 
  • Library Hours for End of the Semester  
  • May Employee of the Month  
  • Alumni Forum Video Series 
  • May Centennial Reflection
  • And More…Read Below 

Quotable Cornelia: "This is the time to ask for great things: faith, zeal, generosity, humility, charity."

The Many Things Happening on Campus 

Important Dates 

Monday-Friday, May 2-6: UC Finals Week 
Monday, May 9: SGPS Summer Session Begins 
Monday, May 9-13: Senior Week  
Saturday, May 14: Commencement  

Speakers Announced for Commencement 2022 

Coinciding with Rosemont’s Centennial year, the theme for Commencement 2022 draws on a statement from Rosemont’s mission statement: “fostering joy in the pursuit of lifelong learning.”  

Rosemont’s 2022 Commencement speakers:  

  • David Gould, Chief Diversity and Impact Officer at Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, will deliver Rosemont College’s Undergraduate Commencement Address.  
  • Jacqueline Adams Stevens ‘09, mental health advocate and content creator, will deliver the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement Address. 

Learn more about the speakers. 

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 14: 

Undergraduate College Ceremony: 10:00-11:30 am | Connelly Green 

Baccalaureate Mass: 12:30 pm | Chapel of the Immaculate Conception 

School of Graduate and Professional Studies Ceremony: 2:00-3:30 pm | Connelly Green 

Please be sure to check for further details in the coming weeks. 

Library Hours for End of Semester and Summer 

Please see below for this week’s schedule:  

Mon 5/2               8:30am-9pm 
Tue 5/3                 8:30am-9pm 
Wed 5/4               8:30am-9pm 
Thu 5/6                 8:30am-6pm 
Fri 5/9                   9am-5pm 

The library will be closed on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.  
Regular summer hours will begin on Monday, May 9 and will be 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.  

Good News 

There are endless examples of amazing things happening at Rosemont. We need your help in amplifying these stories so that everyone can share the pride in the individuals that help to make Rosemont an amazing community.  

Employee of the Month – Angelique Colón, SGPS Admissions Counselor 

Congratulations to Angelique Colón on being recognized as May’s Employee of the Month for all her contributions to the College. Angie says she fell in love with the Rosemont campus while on a tour in August 2019 as a prospective transfer student. Since that time, Angie has embedded herself in the Rosemont community as both a student and admissions staff member. Next month, Angie will be the first student to graduate from the professional studies BA in Writing Studies program. 

Learn more about Angie. 

Shout-out to Admitted Students Celebration Team 

Shout-Out to everyone who supported our successful in-person and virtual Admitted Student Celebrations. The events were a true representation of Rosemont as a community. Staff, faculty, and students came together in a meaningful way to welcome prospective students and families, and it showed! Families feedback was great. Thanks to all for your support! 

Shout-out to Jennifer Tuberosa, Julie Hyland, and Mary Kate Smyser 

Shout-out to members of the Institutional Advancement team for all the coordination that went into planning Saturday’s Gala of the Century. Every detail was perfect! From all the smiling faces it was clear the attendees had a great night!  

Do you have good news you think our community may want to know? Fill out the submission form. 

Alumni Video Series 

As part of our Centennial year of celebration, we spoke with nine accomplished and diverse alumni who shared their personal stories of how Rosemont College’s mission and values have shaped their chosen path in life. Please join us in listening to their reflections about Rosemont’s spirit, how they felt seen and heard in a learning community where professors fostered independent thinking and personal growth, and what it has meant to be part of a caring and supportive community imbued with respect for each person while building friendships that have endured long after graduation.  

Note that the following interviews were recorded via Zoom during the Centennial year. 

Shakira Hansley ‘11 

For Shakira Hansley, Rosemont may be small, but it’s definitely powerful as well. The environment was one where she could develop her strengths, notably connecting with people. Her professors fostered joy in learning through their excitement for teaching, their passion for their field, and their love of learning that spilled over to students. Hansley learned that the heart and soul of Catholicism is service, which she lives out everyday as an advocate for children. 

Watch Shakira’s alumni interview. 

May Centennial Reflection 

“From the moment Rosemont launched its Centennial celebration, it was appropriately frothed with optimism and promise of things to come. For those who have clicked on these monthly reflections, this focus on meeting the wants of the age with compassion was an attempt to punctuate the celebration with touches of more sober topics. Not to squelch the festive side of things, but to season it, because it’s always best to ground our hopes and dreams in reality.” 

Sr. Ann Marie Durst, former Rosemont president, discusses in her final reflection the need for hope amid tragedy. 

Listen to the May reflection 

Campus Ministry 

Finals Week News May 2 – 6, 9:00 am – 11:30 pm  

The Campus Ministry Lounge will be open for studying and free food all week long from 9:00 am – 11:30 pm! 

Moving Out Food Pantry Collection May 2nd – 6th 

Students who are moving out for the summer are invited to donate extra nonperishable and unopened food to the Rosemont College Food Pantry. Bins can be found on the first floor of each residence hall. Donated food will be collected on Friday afternoon. 

Finals Week Movie and Pancakes May 4, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  

Take a break in the Campus Ministry Lounge on May 4th and watch “Star Wars: A New Hope” and have some pancakes to lift you through the Finals week hump. All are welcome and May 4th Be With You! 

Thorn Book Drive 

Donate your books to the women’s prison. Drop boxes are in the Community Center and the Library. 

This Week's Game Schedule 


Baseball, 7:00 pm vs University of Valley Forge  

Stay up to date on the latest information. Let’s Go Ravens! 

Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Fowler '12 

Communication graduate Courtney Fowler '12 has made quite an impression with her educational and career journey since Rosemont; her incredible coast-to-coast endeavors that lead her right back home is an amazing story to hear. Rosemont provided Courtney with a love for community and the ability to create meaningful relationships, all of which has become imperative in her job as a strategic digital communications consultant partnered with non-profit organizations. Read more about Courtney Fowler’s wonderful journey.  

Thanks for reading Campus Connections. I’ll be back with more next week.  

In the meantime, be in touch with me at about what you might like to see included in the next Campus Connections. 

President Boyers