HCAA Board Member Spotlight: Don Medor '11

My Holy Cross experience was significantly impacted by the Office of Multicultural Education. From the time I stepped foot on campus for Passport to the time I crossed the stage on Fitton Field, Dean Millner, Dean Peterson and their staff made sure that I had the resources to succeed. It’s reassuring to know that I have a reference there who has seen me grow and can speak to my leadership during my time on The Hill. There were many times I’ve needed a reference for a job or opportunity on short notice and they are always willing to help.

I value my Holy Cross education because “men and women for others” is a concept that I not only learned, but also got to practice at Holy Cross. I had many opportunities to engage and apply what I learned in the classroom. Today, I use what I learned to add value to my community through various nonprofits in Boston’s inner city. Professionally, Holy Cross has a really good reputation, and employers are excited to add Holy Cross alums to their team because we work well in a collaborative environment and are the most hard-working employees.

An HCAA board member nominated me to join the board. At first, I was surprised because I was a recent grad and I didn’t know if I could add value to the discussion. Now, as my term ends, I’m glad to have been a part of it because I learned a lot. I am impressed whenever I get to interact with other board members, who are among Holy Cross’ most accomplished alumni. These board members love Holy Cross and passionately seek to impart Jesuit values to students and other alums.

Being an HCAA board member has been very rewarding! I get to interact with very accomplished professionals. We get to share ideas on how to engage alums through interesting programs. Holy Cross has invested in me, and it makes sense for me to give back.   

Alumni can positively impact Holy Cross by getting involved. Join the board and attend events conducted near you. Although we are a small institution, I am glad that we are expanding our global footprint. The more we engage, the more impact we will have on our alma mater.  ■

Medor lives in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and is a strategic sourcing commodity analyst at Raytheon.