Around Campus

HNU to Seek New President; Dr. William J. Hynes Announces Summertime Departure
Holy Names University announced that Dr. William J. Hynes has chosen to end his term as President of the University, effective this summer. Under Dr. Hynes' leadership, the University produced hundreds of graduates who went on to become the Bay Area's nurses, teachers, scientists, therapists, counselors, and business leaders. "We are thankful to Dr. Hynes for his six years of leadership on campus," said Barbara Hood, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Holy Names University.

Three Sisters Find A New Community at HNU
Three Sisters Find A New Community at HNUPriscilla, Vanessa, and Alicia Nuñez didn't exactly plan to come to HNU together—but each sister ended up at the University for her own reasons. The three of them attended Merrill F. West High School in their hometown of Tracy, California, and when it came time for Priscilla, the oldest, to pick a college, she decided on HNU. "My mom heard about HNU from one of her co-workers and I liked the whole environment here—it's small and diverse," Priscilla said. "So I came here and my sisters all started to follow."

HNU Parents Spotlight: Paul and Anne Marie Nuñez
Paul and Anne Marie Nuñez are the proud parents of HNU students Priscilla ’16, Vanessa, and Alicia Nuñez. They live in Tracy, California, and were kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for the first HNU Parents Spotlight.

HNU Celebrates 136th Commencement
HNU Celebrates 136th CommencementThe University held commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students over the weekend of May 13–14. More than 160 graduate students received their degrees during the exercises on Friday evening, and 180 undergraduates received their degrees on Saturday afternoon.

APPSI Hosts Preview of San Francisco Opera's Production of Carmen
APPSI Hosts Preview of San Francisco Opera’s Production of <em>Carmen</em>The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at HNU hosted a preview of the San Francisco Opera's production of Bizet's Carmen on May 19 in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre. The preview was made possible by a grant from the SAM ’64 Pyramid Endowment, which was established by Cassandra "Sam" Earle ’64.

HNU History: Student Gazing at a Blackboard
HNU History: Student Gazing at a BlackboardThe HNU History blog highlights moments from the University's past. The featured photo shows a student gazing at a blackboard in the spring of 1966.

HNU in the Community

Sr. Sophia Park Publishes New Book on Women's Spirituality, Thoughtful Chatting
Sr. Sophia Park Publishes New Book on Women’s Spirituality, <em>Thoughtful Chatting</em>Sophia Park, SNJM, PhD, assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at HNU, has had her new book, Thoughtful Chatting: How Women Experience Transformation Through Storytelling, published by Yellow Brick Publishing Company, in Seoul, South Korea. The book, which was written in Korean, collects Sr. Sophia's reflections on women's spirituality and communal storytelling.

Raskob Day School and Learning Institute Earns National and Local Recognition
Raskob Day School and Learning Institute (Raskob), a division of HNU, recently earned recognition from national and local organizations for its excellent programs. The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) named Raskob a 2016–2017 School of Excellence. In addition, the Bay Area publication Parents' Press awarded Raskob several citations for excellence.

HNU's Katrina Fullman Profiled for Her Work With Prison University Project
Katrina Fullman, instructional designer within the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at HNU, volunteers as a teacher at San Quentin State Prison through the Prison University Project (PUP). PUP recently published a fascinating interview with Fullman about her experiences as a volunteer teacher.

Alumni and Giving News

HNU Alumni Celebrate May 10th Founders' Day
HNU Alumni Celebrate May 10th Founders’ DayMay 10, 2016 was the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Alumni Office. It is also the official date of Founders' Day, the arrival in California of the six Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary who founded HNU. To mark the occasion of the Alumni Office's anniversary and the May 10th Founders' Day, a celebratory gathering was held in the Montclair Room for HNU alumni who work on campus. HNU alumni were also encouraged to share photos of their May 10th Founders' Day celebrations on social media with the hashtag #HNUFoundersDay.

On The Field

David Frank Named Head Coach for HNU Men's Soccer
David Frank Named Head Coach for HNU Men’s SoccerHoly Names University announces the hiring of David Frank as head coach of the institution's men's soccer program. Frank brings much experience as a coach to HNU. He previously served as assistant coach for the men's soccer program at Academy of Art (ART U) for three seasons. During his first season with ART U in 2013, the team recorded the best record in school history.

Zeisler Named to Academic All-District TM Team for Second Time
For the second time in his career, Holy Names University baseball senior infielder Dusty Zeisler was named to the Academic All-DistrictTM team for NCAA Division II District 8 (PacWest, CCAA, GNAC).

Amor, Colpart, and Halligan Named to 2016 All-PacWest Team
On May 12, the Pacific West Conference announced its 2016 all-conference team for men's tennis. From Holy Names University, three Hawks total were named to the All-PacWest Team, including Andrew Amor, Hugo Colpart, and Matthew Halligan.

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