Merrimack College’s entries in the sixth annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition and the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition saw exciting results while going head-to-head with much larger schools.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior captain Vince Bellino (Amesbury, Mass.) of the Merrimack College men’s tennis team has been named one of three finalists for the Northeast-10 Conference Male Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced by the league offices this afternoon.
School’s out for the summer, but Merrimack College has students and recent graduates at two national competitions this week: the sixth annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the National Student Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Merrimack’s undergraduate commencement speaker Chloe Rothman was pretty well known at school through her heroics on the basketball court and the omnipresent scooter she used to get around campus but she managed to keep a big secret for weeks when she began authoring the Merrimack Humans Facebook page.
President Obama’s Corporation for National & Community Service has named Merrimack to its 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognizing all the community service work done by its students.
We are pleased to announce that there are two winners of the first annual Write Now! Writing Contest: Jacques Denault for his short story “The Devil’s Sanity,” and Kate Toebes for her piece, “Street Lights.” Each winner will receive $100 in prize money, and the opportunity to take a creative writing course this summer at Grub Street in Boston.
We would like to thank Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson, whose generous funding makes this contest possible.
Merrimack College held its 65th commencement on May 17 for about 590 undergraduates, whom President Christopher E. Hopey and commencement speaker Chris Matthews urged become civically engaged and shape the world.
At a time when most college seniors are focused on celebrations and looking forward to the rest of their lives, Jitendra “Jay” Shrestha ’15, and his cousin Santosh Shrestha ’16 are raising money to help their countrymen in Nepal who are reeling from recent earthquakes that registered 7.8 and 7.3 on the Richter scale.
Sullivan was one of three alums who opened their financial district offices to 11 Girard School students participating in this year’s Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) V Forum in New York City.
Christina, her husband, and children were recently featured in a video for the National Military Family Association to air on the Discovery Channel. To learn more about the National Military Family Association, visit www.militaryfamily.org
Merrimack College graduate school commencement speaker Geoffrey Canada urged the 201 graduates in the class of 2015 to build on the sacrifices and accomplishments of their forefathers, including members of the Greatest Generation and civil rights icons such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.