Local business executive honors his alma mater with another major giftRichard Tarrant, chairman of IDX, makes $1 million gift to Saint Michael’sCollegeA legend in the Vermont business world, Richard Tarrant has led hismedical software firm IDX Corporation to heights of success, and all thewhile he has given back to the local community, including to his almamater Saint Michael’s College. He announced recently his plan to give agift of $1 million to the college to fund student scholarships.The liberal arts residential Catholic college located in Colchester, twomiles from Burlington, lured Tarrant to Vermont to play basketball andattend college in the 1960s. And he has been an active civic leader andbusinessman in the area ever since, leading IDX to become a majorworldwide publicly traded company with some 2,100 employees and reportedrevenues of $399 million in 2003.”I was prepared for a professional path by my years at Saint Michael’sCollege. The institution will always be important to me,” Tarrant said, inannouncing his gift. “Saint Michael’s gave me a scholarship when I neededthe money; it’s only fitting that I pay back now that I have the money.” Atwo-term member of the college’s board of trustees, Tarrant understandsthe challenges faced by an independent, Catholic college in thecompetitive world of higher education. Looking at this campus, Tarrantsaid, “I’m so impressed; what kid wouldn’t want to go here.”Tarrant was on the Saint Michael’s campus Saturday when he was inductedinto Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society, of which he is nowa charter member, along with his partner in founding IDX, Robert Hoehl, a1963 graduate of Saint Michael’s College.”Saint Michael’s is profoundly grateful for the continuing support ofRichard Tarrant, a man who has done so much for this college, forefficiency in health care delivery and for the Vermont community,” saidSaint Michael’s President Marc vanderHeyden. “We are especially honoredwhen a graduate of such distinction validates this college by hiscontinuing commitment to its future,” vanderHeyden said.His philanthropy will create the Tarrant Scholarship Program to providefinancial support for students who are academically qualified to attendSaint Michael’s but face financial challenges in funding their experience.Tarrant’s $1 million gift, to be expended completely over a five-to-sevenyear period, provides significant support to the Saint Michael’s studentfinancial aid budget, which now exceeds $17 million annually. Tarrant’sgift will be included in the college’s $52 million Visions Campaign forthe Saint Michael’s student scheduled for completion in June 2005.This academic year, Richard Tarrant is celebrating his 40th anniversary ofgraduation from Saint Michael’s, while the college is celebrating the100th anniversary of its founding in 1904. He has previously made giftsthat made possible construction of the Jeremiah J. and Kathleen C. TarrantStudent Recreation Center, named in honor of his parents. That facilityprovides recreation opportunities for all Saint Michael’s students, notjust varsity athletes. He has also funded the Dion Scholarship at SaintMichael’s providing financial support to graduates of Rice High School, inhonor of Rice graduate Thomas Dion, who overcame significant obstacles toachieve his education.”On and off the basketball court, Rich Tarrant is admired by our alumni.As an undergrad, he was an involved campus leader and athlete. He isequally respected for his business prowess, phenomenal success in themedical software industry and his tremendous generosity to thisinstitution. We are blessed with Rich’s support of his alma mater becausehe inspires others to also get involved.” commented Richard V. DiVenere,Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs & Development.Saint Michael’s College, founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund andheaded by President Marc A. vanderHeyden, has been identified by U. S.News & World Report for 15 consecutive years as one of the top15 Master’sUniversities in the North. A liberal arts Catholic, residential college,located in Colchester, Vermont, two miles from the state’s largest city ofBurlington, Saint Michael’s was invited this year to join the elite groupof 270 colleges and universities nationwide with chapters of theprestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, on campus. SaintMichael’s has 1,900 full-time undergraduate students, and another 650graduate students and 200 international students, studying part time. Ahighly respected, vibrant academic community, Saint Michael’s College wasnamed in 2003 by Newsweek magazine a “Hidden Treasure,” one of 30 collegesrecommended most frequently by guidance counselors for being “schools thatdeserve more national recognition.” -30- Note to editors: Richard Tarrantcan be reached for comment through his office at IDX at (802) 862-1022.
A late score from Sean Hume earned St Eunan’s a replay in their Senior Reserve Final against Dungloe.A late, late score from former Aberdeen FC star Sean Hume earned St Eunan’s a replay in a thrilling Donegal Senior Reserve Championship final at Mac Cumhaill Park.Dungloe looked like they had won when Ryan Greene converted a penalty to put Dungloe ahead by one point.However, the hugely impressive Hume responded to level deep into injury-time to send the game to a replay. The drama didn’t end there though, Dungloe forward James Boyle had a great chance to win it right at the death, but he agonisingly seen his effort bounce back of the upright.A first-half goal from Jordan McBride had St Eunan’s in a commanding position after the first quarter but Dungloe hit back with a goal from Ryan Greene.He buried to the net following a great pass from the excellent Donal Rodgers.St Eunan’s led by two at the break, and they remained two ahead until five minutes to go when Dungloe were awarded a penalty. Greene converted expertly, and that looked like the decisive score which would see Dungloe take the trophy back to the Rosses.Sean Hume had other ideas though, and he levelled in injury-time to bring the game to a replay.James ‘Monty’ Boyle almost won it at the death, but his effort his the upright.A draw was probably the fairest outcome in what was an outstanding game.DRAMATIC FINALE IN RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL AS ST EUNAN’S AND DUNGLOE DRAW was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal SFCdungloeGAAnewsSportSt Eunans
The U12 County Champions Aodh Ruadh back on home turf with the winners’ trophyLADIES GAELIC: THE young starlets of Aodh Ruadh are the new U12 County A Champions after victory in their group tournament in Letterkenny today.There were future county stars on display at O’Donnell Park as St Eunan’s, Buncrana and Dungloe took part in a fabulous blitz.All the games were close affairs, with all the skills of the game on display. Credit to the coaches of all teams as the players executed those skills with aplomb.In the end it was the superbly coached Ballyshannon girls who came out on top after two wins and a draw.And what better way to celebrate than returning to Father Tierney Park with the winners’ trophy (pictured above) for a picture to treasure.Action from the game between Dungloe and St Eunan’s LADIES GAELIC: CELEBRATIONS IN BALLYSHANNON AS AODH RUADH CROWNED U12 COUNTY CHAMPS was last modified: July 16th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aodh RuadhBallyshannonbuncranadungloeSt EunansU12A 2016