Nov. 29, 2017 – On Monday, November 20, the Newbury Community gathered to celebrate the holiday season and the end of the fall semester. The night began with the annual Light the Night ceremony. Faculty, staff, students, friends of the College and Nigel gathered at the Mitton House patio to celebrate the winter holidays.
Katie Audette ’18, SGA President, began the evening welcoming everyone and introducing President Joseph L. Chillo. “This is a wonderful event that allows us to gather as a community, to celebrate traditions and to officially light the campus as we prepare for the holiday season” said President Chillo. “The lighting of the campus symbolizes the coming together as a community.”
Four Newbury students took to the podium to speak on the various winter celebrations. Amonique Wint ’18 shared winter solstice, Alexandra Caruso ’19 shared Kwanzaa, Oscar Chavez ’20 shared Hanukkah and Dylan Presby ’21 shared Christmas.
President Chillo returned to the podium to lead the campus in a countdown to light the courtyard.
Following the ceremony, everyone gathered in the dining hall for Thanksgiving Dinner. The buffet line stretched out the door as students, faculty, staff and friends filled their plates with turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, macaroni and cheese, bread, pie and more.
Thank you to all involved in the facilitation of these two favorite Newbury events.
“It is hard to believe that the fall semester is coming to an end,” said President Chillo in his Thanksgiving message, “As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, there is so much to be thankful for and I am grateful for all of the wonderful things that have taken place this semester at Newbury College.”
About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.
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