Dear UHC Family & Friends,

As we approach the end of the year, I am thrilled to share some exciting news and invite you to a special event that marks the culmination of a remarkable Fall Semester at the University of Holy Cross.

Our university community has achieved great success this semester, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our students, faculty, staff, and supporters. Our commitment to excellence in education has shone through, and we continue to make positive strides toward our mission of nurturing intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth.

As we reflect on the accomplishments of the past few months, I am especially proud to announce that the annual Ditta Scholarship Dinner is just around the corner. This cherished event is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of scholarships on our students and their pursuit of academic and personal growth. The Ditta Scholarship Dinner will take place on December 12 at the Southern Yacht Club. Tickets can be purchased here: I encourage you to mark this date on your calendars. We look forward to your participation in this special evening as generate revenue for student support.

In the spirit of giving and in preparation for the year-end festivities, I would like to invite you to consider making a year-end gift to the University of Holy Cross. Your contributions play a crucial role in supporting our students and enhancing the educational experience we provide. Every donation, no matter the size, has a meaningful impact on the lives of our students, and we are deeply grateful for your continued support. To make your year-end gift, simply click on the following link: UHC Year-End Gift. Your generosity will help us continue to provide transformative educational opportunities and foster a community of lifelong learners.

Once again, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support of the University of Holy Cross. Together, we can create a brighter future for our students and our community.

Wishing you a joyful Thanksgiving season and looking forward to celebrating with you at the Ditta Scholarship Dinner on December 12.

Spes Unica,

Prayer Breakfast

Prayer Breakfast
We hosted our 27th Annual Prayer Breakfast in our Moreau Center with over 240 attendees for our Keynote Speaker: Kevin Avin ‘93. His message was simple: Prayer changes everything. Thank you to all of our attendees and Sponsors! 


UHC was well represented at the recent Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference in Denver. ACES is the national association for faculty members in counseling graduate programs throughout the United States. In addition to attending and presenting sessions, UHC representatives participated in the first ever Doctoral Program Fair at the conference to promote our on-line Master’s and PhD programs. Pictured here are Dr. Pat Thomas, Associate Professor of Counseling, Dr. Joey Pistorius, UHC alum and Director of Catholic Counseling Services for the Archdiocese of N.O., and Ebony Clifton and Susan Pham, current PhD students at UHC. Other UHC doctoral graduates who are now teaching in graduate counseling programs also attended the conference including Dr. Alex Becnel (Kansas State University), Dr. James McGinn (Eastern Kentucky University), and Dr. Stephanie Robinson (University of North Carolina Pembroke).


Save the Date for the Rose Grilletta and Joseph "Jay" Carlo Ditta Scholarship Dinner on December 12, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.  Join us for a night of inspiration, delicious dining, and the joy of making education dreams come true! 
RSVP for the Ditta Scholarship Dinner


Boo in the Lab and Spook Fest were great Halloween celebrations with faculty, staff, and students. "The past is written, but the future is left for us to write." -Captain Picard

Town Hall
Reserve your spot for the Lt. Governor's Town Hall on November 16 at the University of Holy Cross from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in our Moreau Center. 

I Give Catholic

On #iGiveCatholic Day, be a part of the journey to illuminate minds and ignite hearts! Your generosity fuels the University of Holy Cross mission to create a world where education is a force for positive change. Together, we can make dreams come alive!

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175 Years

Essay question: Fr. Basile Moreau’s vision in his treatise Christian Education emphasized nurturing the hearts of young individuals and fostering a positive connection with their faith. How did your experience with the Family of Holy Cross (Priests, Brothers, Marianites of Holy Cross) form your heart, develop your faith, and transform your life to make you the person you are today? 

As a component of the commemorative activities honoring the 175th Anniversary of the presence of the Holy Cross Family – Brothers, Priests, Marianite Sisters – in Louisiana, you are invited to share your reflections on the impact that Holy Cross has had on your life. We will select 175 essays for publication that most meaningfully convey the ways in which the teachings and principles of the Holy Cross Priests, Brothers and/or Marianite Sisters have played a transformative role in your life. Essays should be limited to 500 words and should be sent to  by 12/31/23. Approvals to publish will be requested from authors whose essays are selected