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His mother passionately wanted the best for her son, Duwuan. “The best” included a Hendricken education. He’d have to commute from Newport which meant early mornings and late nights all while factoring in playing sports and time for homework, not to mention paying tuition. But, her love for her son and wanting the best for...
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A letter to Campus Ministry… “Dear Mr. Gambardella: I am writing to express my concern over the need for lunches to help feed the 19 men who have unstable food sources. As an extremely busy college student, my meal schedule is very irregular and there are even days when I find myself skipping meals either...
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Dan Connaughton graduated from Hendricken in 1992. He had very fond memories of his time as a member of the Jazz Fusion and Marching Bands and began a lifelong career in music after studying under Richard Price. Dan saw that there was an Open House happening and he and his wife Karen thought it would...
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Dear Hendricken Classmates, Friends & Family, We did it. We graduated! These past four years have been amazing, and although we are sad to be leaving, we know we are now lifelong members of the Hawk Community. That’s a great feeling! Our class enjoyed many successes at Hendricken, in the classroom, on the stage, and on the field, and we are grateful for the...
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These two Hawks truly honored the US Army Motto: “This We’ll Defend” SSgt David Minto ’65 served two tours in Vietnam. 1st Lt Robert Larkin ’65 lost his legs in a booby trapped Jeep. Today, the two US Army Vietnam Veterans attended a special service in our Memorial Prayer Garden to honor our deceased service...
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“I was searching for an answer to a question that clouded my mind for numerous days and nights. Where would Stephen best be suited for his high school education? When I walked through the doors of Hendricken, I felt a sense of peace. Stephen and I were invited to the gym for a Unified basketball...
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“In October 2013, I was a senior at Hendricken when my father, Robert G. Fredette, suddenly passed away from pancreatic cancer. Mr. Gambardella and Fr. Murphy were the first people at my door the next day. The support they provided to my mother and me at that time, and the months that followed, was overwhelming....
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“It was on the day all of the freshmen moms and dads came to school for orientation. Like most of the other parents there, mine used the opportunity to buy items from the bookstore. At the time, I still didn’t have a sweater that matched dress code, so they went in to look for one....
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