The Sisters of the Holy Cross are central to Saint Mary’s College’s history and identity. Every year, the College’s community comes together for Heritage Week to celebrate the past that created today’s Saint Mary’s.The Mission Committee, part of the Student Government Association and the Alumnae Relations Committee, runs Heritage Week. Senior Kayse McGough, student representative to the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, said heritage helps create the identity of a Saint Mary’s woman.“Heritage to me, in terms of Heritage Week at Saint Mary’s, is celebrating the history and mission of Saint Mary’s College,” she said. “We try to create a week that incorporates events that are very nostalgic of past Saint Mary’s traditions and events that speak to the mission of the College. The reason we have Heritage Week and the reason I think it’s important is because it helps us remember and define what it means to be a Belle through service and through remembering our alumnae and the foundation that they built for us.”McGough said being a Belle encompasses many different meanings, such as being compassionate and seeking justice for others. She said Heritage Week events, like a service event and a panel of alumnae speakers, emphasize these characteristics.“This is the first year we’ve incorporated a service event, which I’m very excited about,” McGough said. “We’re making tie blankets that we’ve had alumnae from all different clubs across the country donate fleece to us. We’re making the tie blankets for the South Bend community, for children’s hospitals and the South Bend homeless center.”The final event of the week reflects the community’s appreciation for the Sisters of the Holy Cross.“The last [event] is making thank-you cards for the Sisters” McGough said. “We always try to incorporate something that we can do to give back to the Sisters for all that they’ve given us, especially the rich heritage and history that we celebrate during Heritage Week.”Mission Committee co-chair Madeleine Corcoran, a junior, said in an email she has a great appreciation for the Sisters of the Holy Cross and what they’ve done for the community.“We are celebrating the people and faith that has built Saint Mary’s College,” Corcoran said. “The Sisters of the Holy Cross have built the strong foundation of our school that we call our home away from home and our community that we consider our second family.”Corcoran said the importance of remembering the College’s heritage includes remembering the Sisters of the Holy Cross and what they’ve done for the community.“These women have paved a path before us: a path of faith, strength and perseverance,” Corcoran said. “They remind us to be strong and independent, while staying true to our values and faith.”McGough said she hopes to continue to contribute to the heritage of Saint Mary’s College after she graduates. It is remembering this heritage, she said, that will allow the College’s continued growth.“Progressing as a college means that we have to build on remembering and celebrating our history and mission,” she said.Tags: Heritage Week, Memory, saint mary’s, Sisters of the Holy Cross
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was gunned down in Baldwin early Saturday morning and investigators are now searching for the shooter, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a report of shots fired on Wood Oak Drive, where they found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound at 12:50 a.m., police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead five hours later.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
JUSTIN DOBBS (Courier Photo/William McBride/File) Former Allderdice star Justin Dobbs joins that elite company with his commitment to play at Grambling State University (GSU), a historically Black college/university (HBCU) in Louisiana.“I know I have the skills and ability to rise to the top again,” said Dobbs, a two-time New Pittsburgh Courier City League Basketball Player of the Year. “It took blood, sweat, and tears. Literally. And I’m willing to give the same effort and, hopefully, the same results.”One thing that Dobbs is looking forward to is working with his GSU coaching staff.“The thing that helped me pick Grambling was the fact that I never heard from an assistant,” Dobbs said.His head coach, Joseph Price, was a former standout guard at Notre Dame and played professionally for 13 seasons in eight different countries.“I think that Justin is coming into a great opportunity where he can come right in and get some playing time and to help us get to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC),” he said.All of Price’s assistants played Division-I, two of them at Notre Dame, and have been key in recruiting some notable NBA prospects.“Accumulatively, my assistants and I have recruited names such as George Hill (Indiana Pacers), Kenneth Fareid (Denver Nuggets) and former greats like Nate McMillan (Seattle SuperSonics) and Wally Szczerbiak (various teams) to name a few,” Price added.Dobbs finished his senior season as the city’s leading scorer, averaging over 20 points per game. As a sophomore, he played the unlikely hero in the city championship for the Dragons who would go on to win two more after that.This past year, Dobbs mainly played the small forward position. At 6-foot-3, he’s expressed enthusiasm about having an opportunity to playing point guard; and in Price’s motion offense that will give him an opportunity to display his ability to score.“I’ve already proven that I can handle the ball,” Dobbs said. “Now, I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to develop into a guy who can read a play and distribute the ball.”“We’re looking forward to having (Dobbs) come down and to receive the mentorship and film study that’s necessary for him to become more of a point guard,” Price said. “We like the fact that he’s a scorer, naturally, and how he’ll add depth to our offense around the perimeter.”A graduate of Allderdice, with honors, Dobbs also fits the profile of what Price wants academically and off-the-court.“(Justin) is interested in going to class, carrying himself with integrity, and earning a degree,” he said. “We need to change the perception of our program and we’d like to do that with our incoming freshman class. He is a great model of how we’d like to do to accomplish that.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter@malikvincent.) by Malik VincentDeJuan Blair, D.J. Kennedy, and DeAndre Kane—all Schenley alum—are some of the last players from the City League to receive a rare Division I scholarship for basketball.