School Notes


Grant to St. Raymond for Baseball Field Renovations

St. Raymond High School for Boys was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Hyde and Watson Foundation to renovate its baseball field on the grounds of St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in the Bronx. The renovations, which will be completed in the fall, include new clay in the infield, new sod in the infield, baseline area and rear backstop, a new pitcher’s mound and catcher’s box, and irrigation repairs.

“This project will pave the way for the future success of our program,” said Marc DeLuca, St. Raymond varsity baseball coach. “We look forward to playing on our new field in 2019.”

Manhattan College Students Attend

Leadership Summit

Manhattan College seniors Kaiyun Chen and Tim Gress participated in the second biennial Student Ambassador Leaders Together summit organized by Catholic Relief Services in Washington, D.C.

The SALT summit, July 16-18, featured skill-building sessions focused on leadership, campus organizing and advocacy. The students tested their new skills with congressional staff on Capitol Hill.

“I am inspired by the passionate and influential people we were able to meet at the summit,” Chen said. “I am also inspired by recognizing the fact that I have the luxury of choice. I realize the power I have to do more, not just as an individual, but as a Jasper, as a CRS ambassador and as part of a global community.”

The summit is part of CRS’ Student Ambassador program, which has welcomed 150 students from 58 colleges since 2014.

“It was great to learn more about CRS’s global reach,” Gress said. “Watching and hearing from their people that go to the different countries and into the field was eye-opening.”

College, Elementary Students Partner

on Digital Projects

Students from Mount St. Mary College and Bishop Dunn Memorial School, both in Newburgh, worked together for three months to develop digital media projects. The students created websites, podcasts and digital storybooks.

The course was taught by Nancy Benfer and Donna Perk, who are staff members at Bishop Dunn and adjunct professors at Mount St. Mary.

“This was an amazing class, for both Bishop Dunn and Mount St. Mary College students,” Ms. Perk said. “The pieces I read and saw were fantastic.”

Bishop Dunn is a Catholic school for students in pre-K through eighth grade.

St. John’s Starting Online Public Health Master’s

St. John’s University is launching an online Master of Public Health program in January 2019 to fit the lives of busy professionals. The program will prepare students to support health promotion and disease prevention efforts in communities and health programs around the world.

There are no class times, allowing students to study when and where they want in accordance with course requirements. Applications are being accepted for entrance into the program.


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