Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2017
Posted 01/27/2017 11:00AM

Weekly News

 

Greetings from the Hilltop!
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Jan. 27, 2017 • Greetings from the Hilltop

 

Zamboni driver in the limelight

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If you're a former St. George's hockey player or have gone to see a game at the Cabot-Harman rink, chances are you've come into contact with our good-natured Zamboni driver Mike Mottley. Yesterday, Mike was the talk of the town as The Newport Daily News published a profile on him titled, "One Cool Customer." The piece ran on the front page of the sports section with a great photo of Mike and our new Dragon Zamboni. Mike, a native of Barbados and all-around kind and generous soul, has been working in the St. George's Grounds Department for 30 years. Read Mike's story here.

Calling all NYC alumni

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Right now we're recruiting volunteers to be a part of a working committee for an exciting new outreach effort to organize networking opportunities for Dragons starting this spring. The New York City Initiative will build upon the success of St. George's annual New York Yacht Club reception to identify and help facilitate other and more frequent professional and social connections for alumni living and working in the New York area. If you'd like to lend a hand, contact Bill Douglas in the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@stgeorges.edu or by calling 1-888-422-5574.

SG students earn top honors in art competition

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SG had a great showing at the R.I. Scholastic Art Awards Competition this year. One student, Alden Grimes '17, even received one of just five American Visions ("best of show") awards given out statewide. Alden's sculpture "Flight" and the work of nine other student artists who earned "gold keys" in the contest will be reviewed by judges in national competition this spring. Read more here.

Nurse Eileen needs us

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As all of us at St. George's are keeping Administrator of the Health Center Eileen Tiexiera in our thoughts as she battles acute leukemia, the students reached out to the popular nurse in a special way this week by creating this video of well-wishes. Diagnosed with acute leukemia just before Christmas, Eileen is now undergoing chemotherapy and awaiting a bone-marrow transplant. A fundraiser called "Going Green for Eileen," will be held on Saturday, March 25, from 4-10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Pelham St. in Newport. If you have questions, or would like more information about volunteering or making a donation, please contact nurse Teresa Young. Tickets for the fundraiser are $25, or $30 at the door. Online ticket purchases and donations may be made here.

Book by Mike Morris '64 earns high-profile reviews

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A book recently published by Seymour "Mike" Morris Jr. '64 was the subject of a review by Wall Street Journal columnist Robert Merry in the paper's Jan. 19, 2017, edition. In Mike's latest tome, "Fit for the Presidency?: Winners, Losers, What-Ifs and Also-Rans" he takes "a look at 15 presidential aspirants — starting with George Washington and ending with Ronald Reagan — and assesses their qualifications 'just as a professional recruiter would do to fill a company's executive position.'" 

Winter Dance tradition lives on

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Students and faculty gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Newport last night for the much-anticipated 2017 Winter Formal — so we thought we'd go with that theme for our Throwback Thursday post on social media yesterday. SG Archivist Val Simpson always finds us the best vintage shots. This one's from Winter Dance Weekend in 1958. Follow us on Instagram: @DragonsofSG.

We have a winner!

Congratulations to last week's trivia contest winner, Liza Bigger P'20, who knew that the Nathaniel P. Hill Library reopened in 2011 after a complete renovation and addition.

Try your luck on this week's trivia contest

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Where is this on campus? Send your answer to us at campusnews@stgeorges.edu. The winner gets a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the St. George's Bookstore. Good luck!

Charleston, S.C.
Reception

2/2/2017

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Alumni Hockey Game

2/25/2017

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Palm Beach, Fla.
Reception
2/28/2017

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Santa Monica, Calif.

Reception

3/14/17

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San Francisco, Calif.

Reception

3/15/17

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Boston, Mass.

Reception

4/6/17

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Washington, D.C.

Reception

4/12/17

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Bermuda

Reception

4/18/17

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Glen Cove/Locust Valley, N.Y.

Reception

4/27/17 

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All upcoming events are listed on the Alumni page of our website. To RSVP, email us here.

 

To view photos of recent St. George's events, visit our Flickr page.

 

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