Senior is Shining Example
february 7, 2008
Hillary Weimont '08
Senior Hillary Weimont helped kick off the South Shore Attaining the Summit campaign on Tuesday, January 31 by sharing her academic adventures with alumni, benefactors, and friends at the Hingham home of Tom '77 and Liz Mulvey.
In addressing the gathering, Weimont urged potential benefactors to continue to build the College and enrich its programs and scholarships, "so that other students will have the same opportunities that I was afforded."
As a Stonehill student, the Political Science and International Studies double major:
Spent a semester at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa during her junior year, volunteering with the Kayamandi Project, which provides educational services to the local community.
Promotes global awareness on campus by helping to create a special interest housing group dedicated to that issue. The group also promotes study abroad and raises money for the Kayamandi Project in Africa.
Traveled to Washington, D.C. during her sophomore year for a two-week course on "Power, Politics, and Policymaking," which gave her the chance to meet lobbyists, government officials, and other "players" in the Washington power game.
Served as a justice program support intern at the International Institute for Justice and Development in Boston, a nonprofit that focuses its efforts on Africa.
Weimont hopes to attend a Ph.D. program in Political Science, where she will focus on Comparative Politics and International Relations.
"Attaining the Summit: The Campaign for Stonehill College is all about students," explains Francis X. Dillon, vice president for Advancement.
"Hillary Weimont is a shining example of what our students are accomplishing with a Stonehill education. The campaign is about making that education even stronger."