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Brother Richard Gilman Scholarship Fund

Brother Richard Gilman Scholarship Fund

“The people I love the best jump into work head first”

from the poem: To Be of Use, by Marge Piercy

Br. Richard Gilman, CSC, who has served the college for 18 years, is leaving the presidency to take on new challenges in his role as a Brother of Holy Cross.

As a fitting tribute to all the work he has done for Holy Cross College and our students, we are inviting alumni, friends, and parents to contribute to a scholarship fund in his name.

As a young man, Richard Gilman attended school with the help of scholarship funds at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas (also a Congregation of Holy Cross institution), at Harvard University, and at the University of Akron.

The generosity of others helped produce a scholar, academic leader, and Holy Cross Brother who has had a strong positive influence in the lives of thousands of young people both in Ghana, West Africa and in the United States. He has served as a former high school teacher, principal, college professor, and college president.

Since his life has been dedicated to the education of young people, there can be no more fitting tribute to the man than to perpetuate his legacy by helping students with financial needs attend Holy Cross College.

Please make an online contribution  to the Brother Richard Gilman Scholarship Fund, or send a check to:

Br. Richard Gilman - Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
Holy Cross College
P.O. Box 308
Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556

The scholarship will be presented to Brother Richard at a dinner in his honor on October 7th.

Brother Richard Gilman, Ph.D., C.S.C. Holy Cross College President (1992 - 2010)

Timeline of Accomplishments:

1992 Brother Richard Gilman appointed president July 1.
1995 Plant expansion and renovation of Vincent Hall atrium, classrooms and offices. Library renovation and addition becomes the McKenna Library. Auditorium refurbished, bookstore enlarged, admissions office moved to the old chemistry class/lab, biology room.
1997 Student residency begins with James Hall. Office of Campus Ministry established.
1998 Student residency halls expand with Basil, James and West (Anselm) Halls.
1999 Lighted outdoor tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts added.
2000 South Hall apartments open. First student group travels to Ghana. Millennium Archway completed.
2001 Vincent Hall expansion adds classrooms, labs, faculty offices, and the "Max" student lounge.
2002 East Parking Lot is completed.
2003 Baccalaureate program begins with liberal arts degree. Global Perspective Experience expanded. Pulte Hall apartments open.
2004 South athletic fields completed. Circular drive and flagpoles highlight new entrance. Modular Units with the class rooms and faculty offices demolished.
2005 First baccalaureate program produces13 graduates. Mission Team founded with eight members.
2006 Collegiate athletic program begins by joining NAIA Athletic Association.
2007 Ground broken for new Pfeil Center - a facility for student athletics, recreation, and student government. Centers of Excellence established (Center for Global Perspectives and Center for Discernment and Preparation) Theology and education majors approved.
2008 Pfeil Center - McKenna Arena becomes operational. Hesburgh Grove is completed.
2009 Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools approves 6 new baccalaureate majors for total of 9.
2010 First Commencement is held in Pfeil Center.  Saints' lacrosse team wins first conference championship of any sport. The Tenth Anniversary of the Global Perspective Program is celebrated. Br. Richard retires.