An Elegant Evening on the Hill

Photos by John Gillooly

Michael and Maureen Ruettgers P03, 99, Dick Connolly '61, Fr. McFarland and Ann Marie Connolly '74 (left to right), at the President's Council Dinner

 

On Oct. 15, after an exciting football victory over Dartmouth in the afternoon, members of President's Council gathered to celebrate Fr. McFarland's 12 years of leadership at Holy Cross. During the black-tie event, Senior Vice President Frank Vellaccio announced that the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture would be re-named the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, in honor of the College's 31st president. The naming of the McFarland Center was made possible by a gift from Michael and Maureen Ruettgers P03, 99. Guests also viewed a video tribute created for the evening, featuring students and administrators commenting on Fr. McFarland's legacy to Holy Cross.