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Despite the weather, a crowd of students, faculty, staff and first responders from area communities presented a live fire science demonstration to evaluate a new fire extinguishing product and its real-life applications.

Fire Science Students Test New Firefighting Technology

Wednesday, October 28

The Italy trip was once again led by Theology Assistant Professor Michael Lombardo, Ph.D. A group of students spent a total of three weeks in Rome. Like trips of years past, the experience was life-changing for most and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

As part of the trip, students were able to take a class to fulfill a general education requirement for Catholic Social Teachings, while Honors Program students applied the trip to their cultural immersion requirement.

Director of the Molly Bish Center and Forensic Criminology Professor, Dr. Ann Marie Mires, instructs her Forensic Archeology students as they lay out a grid in order to map a mock search site for an exercise using the latest radar technology to detect underground anomalies.

Anna Maria College’s Art Center Gallery at Miriam Hall serves as the venue for numerous exhibitions throughout the year. Annual student and faculty exhibitions, as well as historical and contemporary exhibitions support the intellectual and cultural life of Anna Maria College and the surrounding community.

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Students at Anna Maria College are educated in the Catholic Intellectual tradition as envisioned by the Sisters of Saint Anne. As a college grounded in the liberal arts with a strong professional focus, student learning is geared toward attaining the following skills and abilities:

  • Respect for Others
  • An appreciation for the Catholic Way of Thinking
  • Effective Communication: both Oral and Written
  • Knowledge of Human Cultures
  • Critical Thinking
  • Civic Knowledge and Engagement
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
  • Teamwork and Problem Solving

 

Assessment of these outcomes is accomplished through multiple means, including (but not limited to):

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  • AMC developed assessment tools such as writing and critical thinking rubrics

 

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AND MINORS

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Fire Science Nursing
Forensic Criminology
Pre-Pharmacy
Graphic Design Psychology
Health and Community Services
Social Work
History Sport Management
Human Development & Human Services

 

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American Studies Small Business
Forensic Studies Family Business Management
Medieval Studies Social Welfare
Management Information Systems Theater
Modern Foreign Languages Victim Studies
Philosophy Women's Studies

 

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  • Criminal Justice
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education
  • Business
 

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B.S. in FIRE SCIENCE

The online bachelor's degree in Fire Science provides a strong foundation in the technical aspects of dealing with fire and hazardous materials, and emphasizes professional and managerial skills, ethics and service.

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RS-B.S. in NURSING

The RN-BSN degree from Anna Maria College is designed to maximize graduates' career prospects in the modern health care marketplace.

 

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An essential credential for elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, the Master of Public Administration will prepare you to lead, manage and create societal changes within the public sector. Offering 8 in-demand specializations.

 

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B.S. in EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Administration is designed for the working paramedic professional - providing currently certified or licensed paramedics or EMTs with a convenient pathway to degree completion.

 
 

 

 

 


According to Forensicscolleges.com, the job of an arson investigator is essential when it comes to determining the cause of any suspicious fire.  Arson investigators may work for fire departments, law enforcement agencies, or even insurance companies. While most training was once done "on the job," the tides have since shifted towards more formal, academic training in investigative procedures and fire science.

Professor Hinds-Aldrich has been associated with Anna Maria College since 2011.  He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he also received his master's of science.  He obtained his PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom.  Professor Hinds-Aldrich's doctoral research focused on arson investigation, specifically on the phenomenon of firefighter arsonists. In addition to his duties as an assistant professor at AMC, he is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Fire 20/20, which aims to increase diversity in fire service.