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Rivier University celebrates Christmas at 2nd annual tree lighting ceremony  

Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 

On Nov. 30, more than 200 members of the Rivier University community gathered on the Madeleine Hall front lawn for its 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

Alumni, faculty, staff, family members, students and the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary joined together to celebrate the joy of the Christmas season. Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s president, did the honors of lighting the tree again this year and Director of Campus Ministry Mary Jane Silva offered a Christmas blessing.

The event was hosted by the Rivier University Alumni Association.

“This family-friendly outdoor event was a great success again this year, and was enjoyed by all,” said Mary Bollinger, Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events. “We are delighted to be carrying this new tradition forward as a way for the Rivier community to come together in the spirit of Christmas and the holiday season.”

Highlights of the event included photos with Santa, moving performances of “O’ Holy Night” by the Rev. Regina Shearer, Associate Vice President for Student Success, and “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Timothy Dreyer, Director of Graduate Admissions.

The newly formed RISE choir performed selections “Sussex Carol” and “Personent Hodie.” This choir is comprised of members of the RISE program—Rivier Institute for Senior Education, a learning in retirement program.

For a complete photo gallery of the event, click here.

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Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic, co-educational institution offering undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional courses of study. Rivier is recognized for its strong academic programs, vibrant community and commitment to service as an integral part of its mission of ‘transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.’ Global initiatives and student opportunities for global engagement are a top priority for Rivier University. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Office: (603) 897-8514
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