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.
Merrimack College’s Patrick Gillespie ’16 and Luis Guerrero ’17, finished the first day of the 2015 American Moot Court Collegiate Association National Invitational in Chicago recently ranked third before narrowly losing in the round of 16 the next day.
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.
“Don’t worry about not having a master plan or that you may not have it all figured out. Rather, focus on taking incremental steps that keep you learning and growing. It is not only good for your career but also makes life much more interesting,” Cambray advised students.
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.