Faculty of the Week

By John Kim

  1. Hometown: Port Jefferson, New York
  2. Current Position on Campus: Assistant Director of the Holy Cross Fund
  3. What is it about working for the Holy Cross Fund that you enjoy so much?: The opportunity to work with an incredible group of alumni, students, and staff who deeply care about Holy Cross and seek to put students in the position to go out in the world and live as men and women for others.
  4. Role Model: My mom, my dad, and Wayne Gretzky, who once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
  5. Education: Mercy High School, Siena College, Western Michigan University Law School
  6. Favorite Subject: History
  7. Least Favorite Subject: Secured Transactions, which was a law school class about creditor/debtor priority.
  8. Favorite Animal: Great white shark.
  9. Favorite Book: “Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy.
  10. Favorite Color: BLUE
  11. Favorite Movie: “Tommy Boy”
  12. Favorite Song: “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones
  13. Favorite Sports Team: NY Islanders
  14. Favorite TV Shows: “The Sopranos”
  15. Favorite On-Campus Meal: Roast beef pretzel bun sandwich from Kimball
  16. Favorite Off-Campus Meal: Lobster
  17. Favorite Aspect of Occupation: Building relationships with a variety of people
  18. One Thing in Your Bucket List: Visit the Galapagos Islands
  19. Unique Talent: Photography
  20. Proudest Moment at Holy Cross: Working as a team with HC staff and students to grow the Phonathon program. Phonathon has given students the opportunity to develop their skills as young professionals and connect alumni back to HC. I have also really enjoyed working together with groups of alumni who volunteer time and hard work to support the future of HC.
  21. Something Your Students Do that Frustrate You: Cancel on me last minute!
  22. Advice to Your Students: “Embrace all aspects of the incredible Holy Cross community. Engage in as many activities that you possibly can, meet people who work in every department of the school, take the opportunity to connect with alumni who care about your success, reflect on the importance of the Jesuit mission of living a life for others and when it is your time to move on to new levels of your life give back to support those who come after you as those did who came before you.” “It is within giving that we receive.” – St. Francis
  23. Your Mantra: “Life is a continual learning experience that will apply for greater things to come.”
  24. If you can change one thing about the college, what would it be? Add escalators.
  25. What do you admire most about Holy Cross? The community and the highly motivated students who continually challenge themselves and set their sights on making an impact on the world.
  26. Funny High School/College Experience: I played rugby at Siena College and we had countless road trips and good times that are probably too inappropriate to admit too in print. Haha.
  27. Funny Holy Cross Story: Currently I’m the only male who works in the Holy Cross Fund. When we go into the end of the fiscal year we typically like to have a little motto that drives us to the end of the year. This year’s motto was “Say a little prayer for us” with inspiration from the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” When we talked about this motto, Maggie Bramley, the Director of the Holy Cross Fund, starting playing the scene from the movie on her iPhone. Immediately, everyone in the room busted out singing….

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