Stonehill College – This place grows on you.

by We Love Stonehill on April 2, 2012

I just made a trip down to Stonehill and I came back very impressed. It is SO BIG! In my first year we had one classroom building, one dorm (for men), a library and a student union/cafeteria building. The early classes didn’t even have that!

But, it was our home for four years and I loved it. Still do. I walked all over the new campus saying WOW! What a college!

Many memories were elbowing each other for my attention. The “dimey” beers (10 cents each) at the Hofbrau in Brockton, the mixers in the basement of O’Hara, the adorable children from Wrentham State Hospital who we visited for CCD lessons, the Radio Club based in a bedroom in Donahue Hall, the trails through 600 acres of forest, raising Pheasants from eggs to hunt in those acres (and never doing it!), joining the “boys” in King Phillips Cave before the mixers, getting roused out of bed in O’Hara every Sunday before Mass, acting in plays held inside the old Gymnasium, and many others.

I used to see all the old dudes and dudettes come down for re-unions and I could not imagine their age or their own Stonehill memories. I do now!

This place grows on you.

Gil McCarthy, Class of 1967


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