Holy Names University is growing, and our campus is undergoing exciting renovations to support this. Over the summer, improvement projects were initiated to renovate the campus kitchen, Durocher Courtyard, and Rosie’s Cafe, and to transform the former pool area into a multi-purpose lawn.
Over the summer, Holy Names University opened its campus to students from STEAM, a year-round middle school enrichment program that is part of a larger college access nonprofit, Foundation for a College Education (FCE) in East Palo Alto.
For two weeks in June, more than 100 goats called Holy Names University home.
Sister Beth Liebert, PhD, a member of the HNU Board of Trustees and a faculty member at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California, visited HNU on December 8 to deliver a presentation called “Academic Life and Scholarship: A Spiritual Practice.” Sr. Beth had previously given the talk as part of a special event at the GTU in November, and she kindly agreed to give an encore presentation at HNU.
Electra Kimble Price has accomplished a lot in her life. She’s worked in community relations and in the office of the superintendent for Oakland public schools; on the grand jury for Alameda County; on a special education task force for the Department of Justice; at the Family History Center in Oakland; and, in what was perhaps her most astounding job, as both a student and the assistant dean of students at HNU.
Holy Names University held its 43rd Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 4, to recognize exceptional alumni and faculty for their service to the University and the community.
The Faculty Award
The Faculty Award was bestowed upon Martivón Galindo, PhD, professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, for outstanding service and loyalty to the University. Professor Galindo has taught at HNU since 1996 and was recognized for her strong leadership and dedication to HNU.
HNU seniors Claudia Mendoza and Franny Zabala have been working as interns at the Office of the Secretary of the California Senate in Sacramento since they were sophomores in high school. It’s not an exaggeration to say that they have accumulated more experience working in government than some elected officials.
Holy Names High School (HNHS) in Oakland has recognized Sister Carol Sellman, HNU vice president for mission integration, with its highest honor, the Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Award. The Durocher Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated “outstanding leadership, service, and unselfish support to Holy Names High School.”
HNU announced that Interim President Jeanie Watson, PhD, has agreed to extend her contract through the 2017-2018 academic year, and that Vice President for Academic Affairs Lizbeth Martin, PhD, has been promoted to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs.