July 16, 2014
The 2013-14 academic year marked the first in the history of the newly instituted Helping Athletes Learn to be Leaders (H.A.L.L.) Program, an initiative which has already significantly transformed what it means to be a Seton Hall Pirate.
Introduced last June in an effort to further enhance and enrich the student-athlete experience, the H.A.L.L. Program employs a multifaceted approach to promoting personal and professional development. These integrated methods which center on five major components - Leadership Development, Student-Athlete Welfare Enhancement, Academic and Athletic Success Initiatives, Community Enrichment, and Spiritual Growth - were constructed with one clear overarching objective; to best prepare student-athletes for success following graduation.
"Here at Seton Hall, we remain dedicated to not only promoting athletic success, but creating an atmosphere that stimulates and supports the growth of our student-athletes as individuals as well," said Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons when the program was introduced.
Through an array of service efforts and sponsored activities, the past year saw the ambitious yet pragmatic vision of the H.A.L.L. Program put into practice.
Seton Hall student-athletes benefited from a consistent stream of opportunities to engage the community, their faith and the university's extensive alumni base. Whether it was a joint effort with the America's Grow-A-Row organization to assist in harvesting crops for distribution to local food banks or a packed Walsh Gymnasium for the Third Annual Leadership Forum; the H.A.L.L. Program calendar of events provided for a stimulating environment which helps to shape balanced individuals.
For a comprehensive review of the year that was, please click HERE