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UHC Accolades - Week of 12/2/2019

As a campus community, UHC has much to celebrate! Below are a few highlights.

The University of Holy Cross celebrated the inauguration of our 19th president, Stanton Francis McNeely III, EdD, today at 10AM in Moreau Center. After the ceremony, attendees gathered for a reception in celebration.

In his inaugural address, President McNeely announced ambitious goals for his tenure at UHC including transforming into a Gulf South regional university, engaging in modern distance education practices to reach students near and abroad, and expanding partnerships and engagements with external stakeholders to jointly meet the needs of an ever-changing world.

“We will continue to be the light of example for what is needed in our world and be a beacon of hope and opportunity in this world. We will live the missions of the Marianites and of this University. We will live our Core Values both here on campus and as we increase and expand our engagements in the larger world. We will shine brighter than we have ever before,” said President McNeely in his address.

Click here to view the press release!

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The UHC Pre-Medical Honor Society collected over 500 canned goods and non-perishables during their Thanksgiving Food Drive. PMHS sorted and delivered the goods to St. Rosalie’s Catholic Church where they assembled thanksgiving baskets for the less fortunate. Way to do good and do well!

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The Library hosted its first Open Textbook Network workshop with the assistance of Emily Frank from LOUIS.  Jenny Creevy did a fantastic job of organizing the event, which was well attended by faculty from a variety of departments.

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Dr. Anne Troy, UHC Nursing faculty, coordinated an Interpersonal Violence Seminar with a Zoom teleconference with Yale School of Nursing and the UHC senior nursing class. Students heard from community experts in PTSD and strangulation assessment. Additionally, UHC Police Chief Marshall Pierre shared his experience in community gun safety programs. Also presenting was Dr. St Germaine, a death investigator and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The day concluded with an interactive teaching on Human Trafficking. The UHC senior nursing students were able to interact via Zoom with the Yale students.

It was a great seminar and UHC is hoping it can become an annual fall event!

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Shereva Lewis, a first-year PhD student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program, has been selected as an Initial Reader Consultant by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the organization that accredits counseling master’s and doctoral degree programs in the United States. CACREP, which is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, accepts applications for Initial Reader Consultants from PhD students throughout the United States and Shereva was selected. Consultants receive two days of in-person training and complete an on-line course. They are paid a stipend to read and evaluate self-studies submitted to CACREP associated with the applications of universities for counseling graduate program accreditation and serve for three-year terms.

Shereva holds a BA degree in psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from the clinical mental health counseling master’s degree program at Southern University in Baton Rouge.  She is married and currently works as a counselor for a mental health rehabilitation agency in Baton Rouge. Shereva grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, and helped with horses daily on her family’s nearby farm.  She plans to complete her dissertation study on equine therapy, a form of counseling in which clients interact with horses in a way that helps them cope with personal problems or mental disorders.

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Congratulations to Princess Lanclos, doctoral student in counseling, who is co-author of an article entitled Maintaining counselor identity in interdisciplinary teams. The article is published in Counseling Today at at

Dr. Darryl Holliday, Associate Professor of Food Science and Director of the Food Science Program, appeared on the FOX 8 morning show again this week discussing alternative flours! Click here to watch the segment.

Jordan Bellaire and Dr. Cleveland Hill recruited and marketed programs in The Department of Education at the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Conference at the Hyatt. Way to go!

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Check out President McNeely on Ringside Politics, hosted by Jeff Crouere! The show will are on WLAE TV today (Friday) at 7:30PM and again on Sunday at 10PM. Be sure to tune in!




Saturday, December 14th: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
8AM-1PM, English Turn Golf & Country Club
All UHC students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited and may bring one guest! RSVP today at

9AM-4:30PM, Moreau Center
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