Schools

Portland area teachers have wish lists fulfilled by U.S. Cellular's Calling All Teachers Campaign

Eighteen teachers at Cumberland Oxford Canal School in Westbrook received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign. For a second year, the wireless carrier partnered with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $1 million in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. The local donation of more than $10,000 will benefit 962 students in Westbrook. More than 70 teachers throughout Maine had their projects fulfilled by U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teacher’s Campaign totaling more than $41,000.
U.S. Cellular focuses its giving on education and the pressing needs of schools. Lack of funding has caused many of them to eliminate critical programs and operate on limited resources. Calling All Teachers is one of the initiatives the phone company developed to offer schools help with these financial challenges.

SJC Athletics Hall of Fame Class to be Enshrined Saturday

Saint Joseph’s College is set to induct the 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame Class this coming Saturday. Rick Simonds (Steep Falls, ME), Jill (Bourget) Kelly ’94 (Smithfield, RI), Kendra Brown ’01 (Springvale, ME) and Chris Esmond ’94 (Falmouth, ME) compose the class, which is the eighth to be enshrined at St. Joe's.
A reception will be held in the Harold Alfond Center lobby beginning at 5:30 PM with the induction ceremony to follow at the SJC Dining Hall at 7:00 PM.
Simonds guided the Saint Joseph’s Men’s Basketball program for 23 seasons (1979-92, 1993-03) and posted an astounding 466-176 (.726) record with 11 conference titles and six national tournament appearances.
Bourget was a key member of the St. Joe’s Women’s Basketball team during one of the program’s most successful eras.