Student Led “Inside Out” Campus Transformation Student leaders decided to take it to their own stomping grounds after hearing about the national “Inside Out” project through the Worcester Student Government Association. Almost 250 pictures of students, faculty and staff were taken over a week’s time and then large format prints of those photos were installed on the exterior of select campus buildings. “Individuality with our Community” is the theme of Anna Maria’s project, according to Sophomore Bryanna Tobin, who along with Senior Danielle Parisi, Junior Marjorie O’Reilly, Junior Adrianna Bridge and Senior Aspen DeVous, led this innovative project. A special thanks to the Plant Operations team for installing the prints.
Last Call Foundation Presents to Students about Fire Safety Kathy Crosby-Bell, founder of the Last Call Foundation and mother of Michael Kennedy who passed away in a fire in Boston's Back Bay two years ago, came to campus Wed., April 13. She spoke about firefighter safety and explained that fire departments often do not have the safe gear that they need to achieve the job. She detailed the precautions firefighters need to take to protect themselves.
Library Sponsors Children’s Book Drive The Mondor-Eagen Library is organizing a book drive for "Worcester - The City that Reads." From now until May 15, the library will collect books for children in Pre-K to eighth grade. Donate a book in new or good condition to the library or place books on the book truck at the head of the stairs in the Information Commons. Contact Jan Wilbur with questions.
Save the Date: AMC Awards on May 10 Students, staff and faculty have nominated and voted. Come to the AMC Awards on May 10 at 6 p.m. in the Zecco Performing Arts Center to find out who will win the John F. Kennedy award, Program of the Year, Organization of the Year, and the Robert F. Kennedy award. Other awards and honors that night include Honor Society inductions and Athletics awards.
Back By Popular Demand: AMC's Got Talent AMC’s Got Talent is returning to campus to highlight the talent of students in various disciplines, including music, dance, and much more. Guest judges include President Retelle, Reagan Paras and Coach Sinagra. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Fri., April 22 in the Zecco Performing Arts Center. ContactReagan Paras with questions. Spring Concert Performance Slated for May 1 Anna Maria College’s Concert Choir is proud to announce its annual Spring Concert. The performance will include music composed by Palestrina, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Duruflé and Hogan. It will be held on Sun., May 1 at 3 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Worcester. Admission is free and all are welcome. Contact Reagan Paras with questions. Anna Maria Pays It Forward Next week Anna Maria College will kick off its first annual “Pay it Forward” week. Events will include “Pay it Forward Monday,” “Talk it Out Tuesday,” “Social Media Challenge Wednesday” and “Be-YOU-tiful Thursday”. It will culminate with Friday’s Earth Day campus beautification event. Sign up for an Earth Day shift here. When you participate, be sure to use the hashtag #AMCPaysItForward. ContactBrooke Denverwith questions.
Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Col. Richard G. McKeon came to speak to students, faculty and community members on Mon., April 11. He talked about diversity in the force, Black Lives Matter, challenges that troopers and police face in addition to how to prevent trooper burnout.
The 2nd Annual Edith Mooney LaVigne ’63 Lecture featured alumna and author/speaker Clementine Bihiga ‘14G, who gave a high-energy, inspirational address on Wed., April 13 in Zecco Performing Arts Center. Her engaging lecture, delivered on her 30th birthday, was followed by a book-signing. About 150 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members attended.
On Sat., April 9, students and faculty performed at the Worcester Education Collaborative A Cappella Competition (WEC'appella) at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. To hear a clip of their performance, click here or on the picture.