News

December 04, 2015

Rivier University celebrates the season with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


A Christmas blessing, musical performances and outdoor tree lighting usher in the season. 

View Photo Gallery
2015TreeLighting

On December 3, members of the Rivier University and Greater Nashua community gathered on the Chapel Quad for the 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, led the countdown to the lighting with children encircling the front of the tree, and campus Chaplain Brother Paul Demers, S.C., offered a Christmas blessing.

The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA). Michael Carr ’16, SGA President, welcomed community members on behalf of the Rivier student organization.

“One of the beauties of Christmas is its ability to bring people together and to bring warmth during the coldest time of the year,” said Carr. “As Advent prepares our hearts for Christmas, we are thankful to come together and celebrate the start of the season with our extended campus community.”

Highlights of the event included visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, moving performances of “O’ Holy Night” and “The Christmas Song” by the Rev. Regina Shearer, Associate Vice President for Student Success, and the tree lighting.

Media ContactsRivier in the News

Hollis Brookline Journal: 12/21/2015
Bisson takes over as Rivier interim basketball coach

Nashua Telegraph - Editorial: 10/16/2015
Riv's 'Fresh Check' the right approach

Nashua Telegraph: 10/16/2015
Rivier will host peace conference

Nashua Telegraph: 09/19/2015
Rivier won't require SAT ACT scores

Nashua Telegraph: 09/08/2015
Rivier welcomes new students to campus

Fosters.com: 08/21/2015
New dean at Rivier University

Lowell Sun: 05/10/2015
799 receive Rivier diplomas

Nashua Telegraph: 04/08/2015
Alumnus Galipeau named Nashua fire chief

Inside Higher Ed: 03/23/2015
Commencement speakers announced

News Channel 7 - wjhg.com: 03/10/2015
College students build homes in Jackson County, Florida

Hippo Press: 03/03/2015
On the Job: Rick Perrine

Hippo Press: 02/03/2015
On the Job: Dr. Joel Stake

:

Nashua Telegraph: 11/20/2014
RISE authors to read at Toadstool Bookshop

Nashua Telegraph: 11/11/2014
A man who found a home in the army