Stonehill College to open a business school via a $25 million bond issue

  Most of the current Stonehill campus was purchased from Mrs. Frederick Lothrop Ames Jr. on Oct. 17, 1935. The initial purchase included 350 acres  and the original Ames mansion, seen here;  the Catholic college's  remaining 190 acres were bought  from Mrs. Ames two years later. Frederick Lothrop Ames Jr. was the great-grandson of  Oliver  Ames Sr., who came to Easton in 1803 and established the  Ames Shovel Company .

Most of the current Stonehill campus was purchased from Mrs. Frederick Lothrop Ames Jr. on Oct. 17, 1935. The initial purchase included 350 acres  and the original Ames mansion, seen here;  the Catholic college's  remaining 190 acres were bought  from Mrs. Ames two years later. Frederick Lothrop Ames Jr. was the great-grandson of Oliver Ames Sr., who came to Easton in 1803 and established the Ames Shovel Company.

From the New England Council (newenglandcouncil.com

"Stonehill College, in Easton, Mass., recently announced that it plans to open a business school using a $25 million bond issue from MassDevelopment, the state’s economic-development and finance agency. The new building will be called the Leo J. Meehan School of Business, named after W.B. Mason (office supplies) CEO and Stonehill alum Leo Meehan. The launch of the business school is part of a broader reorganization at the college, and the restructuring will consist of two main academic programs: The School of Arts & Sciences and the Meehan School of Business.

"Stonehill President John Denning said, 'This is a monumental boost for the college. It will elevate our standing regionally and nationally, allowing us to better compete for the best and brightest students and faculty.'''