Anna Maria Pays It Forward and Celebrates Earth Day To culminate the Pay It Forward week, students, staff and faculty participated in the Earth Day campus beautification event on Friday, April 22. Student and staff volunteers helped the hardworking Plant Operations staff lay down mulch, rake leaves and clean winter litter off of the streets. Thank you to all who participated.First Senior Art Exhibition on Display To celebrate senior art majors, three exhibitions will be on display over the next few weeks. The first will showcase the following five students: Mike Briggs, Erika Ferreira, Kallie Hunter, Amanda Hurd and Jeffrey LaRochelle. The exhibit will be on display in the Art Center Gallery in Miriam Hall until Friday, April 29. Contact David Wackell with questions.Anna Maria Receives Grant to Help Support Formalized, Accelerated Degree Options Anna Maria College has received a $10,000 grant from Davis Educational Foundation Presidential Grant Program to help advance the College’s creation of reduced time-to-degree options for students. According to President Mary Lou Retelle, researching and creating reduced time-to-degree options is another way for the College to work to reduce costs for students while ensuring the values-based, service-focused education they need to launch successful careers. Read more.
Tobin Elected to WSGA Executive Board Congratulations to sophomore Music Therapy major Bryanna Tobin for being elected to the Worcester Student Government Association Executive Board. Anna Maria was well represented on the 2016-17 ballot as Tobin and sophomore Rebecca Foti ran for positions. Faculty/Staff Campaign Update Thank you to those who have participated in our 2015-2016 Faculty/Staff Campaign, collectively contributing $17,907 in gifts and pledges. To meet Anna Maria’s goal to award four $5,000 scholarships, new and increased gifts will be accepted until June 30. Please help by making your gift online, here. Contact Susan Wojtas to make your gift through payroll deduction, check, credit card, or with questions.SNA Attends NSNA Conference in Florida The Student Nursing Association attended the National Student Nursing Association Conference in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. Seniors Alicia Sousa, Jenn Ferron, Brittani Allard, Moriah Hicks, Arianna Masely, Geriliz Colon, Kayla Buck, Jackie Bourgeois, Melissa Black and Heather Boutin attended. Three of the students ran in the conference's 5K.
"Pull Up to Spring Weekend" Highlights
Thursday, April 28 Kick off spring weekend tonight and put your pop culture knowledge to the test with trivia in the Hub starting at 8:08 p.m. Prizes include restaurant gift cards.
Friday, April 29 Join the the Office of Multicultural Affairs and take the pledge to Stand Against Racism. Students, staff and faculty will gather in the Fuller Activities Center at 1 p.m. to hear keynote speakers. Contact Josh Dodds with questions. Later on at 8:08 p.m. come to the Hub to play Bingo with a chance to win a summer fun basket filled with an assortment of beach items.
Saturday, April 30 From 3 to 7 p.m. have fun on the inflatable attractions, such as knocker balls, laser tag, go-carts and more. Plus, the bar will be open for those of age. Later in the afternoon, come enjoy the Pig Roast at 4:30 p.m. behind the Hub and cut the cake to celebrate the mascot’s (Mac the AMCAT) birthday at 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 Enjoy a performance by our concert choir at Blessed Sacrement Church in Worcester at 3 p.m. Contact Reagan Paras with questions. Then end the weekend by watching the comedy Sisters featuring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in Zecco at 8:08 p.m. There will be snacks for all to enjoy.
A Big #AMCTurns70 Thank You A special thank you to senior Business major Danielle Parisi and Sister Rollande Quintal, dean of Mission Effectiveness, for gathering the 70 points of progress about Anna Maria that has been shared leading up to the 70th anniversary of Anna Maria’s founding.
A story in The Landmark featured the director of the Student Success Center, Dennis Vanasse, on the publishing of his sixth book. Vanasse was featured in the paper for sharing the stories of kids with disabilities. Read more.
Health & Counseling Services hosted its annual Stress Less Fair on Wednesday, April 27 in the Campus Center. Students, faculty and staff received massages, relaxed with the pet therapist, Sage the dog (pictured above) and enjoyed adult coloring to take a break from the many demands at the end of the semester.
Students, staff and faculty from Anna Maria and other area colleges joined the Sigma Theta Nursing Honor Society, Iota Phi Chapter At-Large and the Student Nurses Association at a Dining for Women Conference held on Monday, April 25 in Zecco Performing Arts Center.