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Endicott College Year in Review: 2019

In Video

Holiday Message from President DiSalvo
A year of institutional growth, national recognition, and community success.
"Endicott College’s positive impact is growing, and people are taking notice."
Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.
Seventh President, Endicott College

A Celebration to Remember

On Friday, September 27, more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, delegates and presidents from colleges, universities, and learned societies across the country, and community members came together to celebrate the formal inauguration of Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., as seventh president of Endicott College—the first inauguration at the College in more than 30 years.

Inauguration Program
Campbell Highlanders
Dr. DiSalvo approaching the inauguration platform
Dr. Harry Dumay, president of Elms College
Dr. DiSalvo receiving the Chain of Office from Chair of the Board of Trustees, Cynthia C. Merkle '77
Inauguration Address
Dr. DiSalvo delivering his inauguration address
Students in attendance at inauguration
Student volunteers holding signs representing delegates who were in attendance
The Great Seal
Dr. DiSalvo posing for photos with the Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors under the Great Seal
Notes to Dr. DiSalvo
Reception-goers sign notes of congratulations to Dr. DiSalvo
Faculty and staff greeted Dr. DiSalvo at five different reception sites
Digital Mosaic
Dr. DiSalvo adding to the digital mosaic that compiled pictures throughout the day
Reception attendees posing in front of a step-and-repeat
Dr. DiSalvo signing a beam that will be installed in Phase II of the Samuel C. Wax Academic Center

Accolades & Achievements in 2019

We love where we work: 2019 Chronicle of Higher Education “Great Colleges to Work For” included us in categories like collaborative governance and respect and appreciation.

We made a splash in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings including:

  • No. 23 Regional Universities North 
  • No. 9 Co-ops/Internships
  • No. 10 Most Innovative Schools
  • No. 11 Best Colleges for Veterans
  • No. 21 Best Undergraduate Teaching Programs

We welcomed the largest freshman class we have ever had, and after the launch of our new Early Decision and Early Action Admission Plans, as well as Nursing Priority Deadline, we expect an equally strong number next year. 

Our graduates are successful:

  • 99 percent Career Outcomes Rate for traditional students
  • 90 percent of traditional student graduates are working in a field related to major

The Gull community cares:

The Princeton Review included us in its Guide to Green Colleges for 2019. Here are some reasons why:

  • 350 pounds of food donated weekly
  • 37 percent of waste diverted from landfills annually
  • 15,000 gallons of water saved annually with low-flow fixtures
  • 6 EV charging stations
  • 19 water bottle filling stations, replacing 848,523 plastic bottles

Milestone Anniversaries in 2019

We celebrated milestone anniversaries:
  • 80 Years of Academics
    Drawing class
    Robotics class
    80 Years of Academics

    Since its inception as a two-year women’s school in 1939, Endicott College has seen tremendous academic growth while never losing sight of its entrepreneurial spirit. Eighty years later, Endicott has grown into a four-year, co-educational institution with offerings ranging from associate to doctoral degrees all around the world.


    Academics at Endicott
    New degree-granting programs, minors, & concentrations:
    • Architectural Studies (B.F.A.)
    • E-Sport Management (minor)
    • Educational Leadership with a concentration in PreK-12 International Education (Ed.D.)
    • Exercise Science/Pre-Professional Athletic Training 3+2 (B.S./M.S.)
    • Graduate-level Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
    • History with Public History concentration (B.A.)
    • Nutrition & Wellness (minor)
    • Photography (B.S.)
    • Social Emotional Development (M.Ed.)
    • Sport Leadership Fifth Year (M.S.)
  • 25 Years of Athletics
    Field hockey championship
    Softball championship
    25 Years of Athletics

    A vital part of expanding to a four-year, co-educational institution was the establishment of combined NCAA Division III membership for athletics 25 years ago. Since then, athletics at Endicott have grown to include 700-plus student-athletes across 21 intercollegiate programs and seven club-level programs. In this short time, the Gulls have won 91 all-time conference championships and headed into the 2018-19 academic year with 80 all-time NCAA appearances.


    Athletics & Recreation at Endicott
    2019 Athletics Championships
    • Dance
    • Field Hockey
    • Football
    • Men's Golf
    • Women's Ice Hockey
    • Women's Lacrosse
    • Roller Hockey*
    • Men's Rugby
    • Women's Rugby
    • Softball
    • Men's Volleyball
    • Women's Volleyball

    * NCRHA D3 National Champions

  • 25 Years of La Chanterelle
    La Chanterelle chefs
    La Chanterelle sushi
    25 Years of La Chanterelle

    La Chanterelle, the non-traditional classroom and high-end restaurant, has been a mainstay in the School of Hospitality Management for 25 years. Former president Dr. Wylie was impressed by the restaurant at Les Roches International Hotel Management School and wanted to adapt a similar model here, while making it open to the public.


    La Chanterelle
    Facts About La Chanterelle

    Students take classes such as:

    • Service Management
    • Culinary Arts Operation
    • Events Management

    Students gain skills like:

    • Interpersonal skills
    • Team building
    • Time management
    • Critical thinking
  • 10 Years of Concours d'Elegance
    Concors d'Elegance
    Concours d'Elegance
    10 Years of Misselwood Concours d'Elegance

    Over 1,200 cars and motorcycles later, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance reached a major milestone in July, 2019. As has been the case since the inaugural event, proceeds go toward Endicott College scholarship funds, with close to $160,000 having been raised since 2010.

    2020 Misselwood Concours d'Elegance
    July 17-19, 2020

    Best in Show

    Thomas and Vivienne Haines's 1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton

    Other Contenders

    • 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto Spider
    • 1934 Pierce Arrow 840A Convertible
Sunset construction shot
Campus Facility Growth and Renovation
The Samuel C. Wax Academic Center Phase I opened and now houses the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Communication, Hospitality, the Van Loan School, and administration and classrooms. The Van Loan School building was renovated and renamed Myrt Harper Rose ’56 Residence Hall.

Marquee Milestone Lies Ahead

And, finally, this year we expect to hit 100 million endowment dollars, due in large part to the tireless effort of our alumni and other generous donors.

$4M Endowment on June 30, 1987
$100M Anticipated 2020 Endowment
2,400% Endowment Growth