State Fire Marshal Shares Insight with Students Recently appointed Massachusetts Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey visited campus on April 28 to address Fire Science students and faculty. Marshal Ostroskey talked about his recent promotion and the role of the Marshal, gave an overview of the Department of Fire Services and his thoughts on the future of the profession. Local fire department leadership was also in attendance including Paxton Captain Michael Pingitore; Auburn Chief Stephen Coleman Jr.; and Spencer Chief Robert Parsons. The event was coordinated by senior Fire Science major Christopher Koretski. See photo gallery here. Second Senior Exhibit on Display To continue the celebration of senior art majors, the second senior art exhibition will be on display May 9 through May 13. This exhibition will showcase the work of students Ninarose Dickman, Caroline Graham, Amanda Hebert, Brianna LaRegina, Callie Mulcahy and Casey Pelletier. A reception will take place, Wed., May 11 at 5 p.m. Contact David Wackell with any questions. Finals are Coming Before students dove into studying for their final exams, they had a chance to have a snack and take a break with their friends at the semi-annual Study-Break Pancake Breakfast. The event, hosted by the Student Success Center, had celebrity servers such as President Mary Lou Retelle, Vice President for Student Affairs Andrew Klein, Senior staffers Kay Flick and Michael Miers and Dean Lisa Saverese. Click here to see the final exam schedule.
Dr. Holmes Named Vice President for Academic Affairs Following a comprehensive search, President Mary Lou Retelle announced last week the appointment of Christine L. Holmes, Ed.D. as Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective immediately. In addition to her interim service in this role, Dr. Holmes is a long-time academic administrator at the College and is a tenured Professor of Education here. Click here for the full press release.Linda Onanian ‘10 Joins as New Student Account Collection Specialist Please welcome Linda Onanian ‘10 to campus as our new Student Account Collection Specialist. Linda has worked as a paralegal for several years with experience in collections and foreclosures. She received her bachelor’s in Legal Studies from Anna Maria in 2010. Say hello when you see her on campus. Jessica Gautieri Recognized at ROTC Joint Awards Ceremony Junior and Army ROTC Cadet Jessica Gautieri was recognized at the Reserve Officer Training Corps Joint Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 1. Cadet Gautieri was presented the Sons of the American Revolution Award and the American Legion Military Excellence Award. Both awards recognize her as a Junior Cadet with outstanding military leadership qualities. Congratulations to Cadet Gautieri!
Save a Life at the Blood Drive on May 9 Make a difference and save a life by donating blood. The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, May 9 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Fuller Activities Center. For questions, contact Dean Lisa Saverese. Save the Date: AMC Awards on Tuesday, May 10 Students, staff and faculty have nominated and voted. Come to the AMC Awards this Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in the Zecco Performing Arts Center to find out who will receive the John F. Kennedy award, Program of the Year and Organization of the Year, as well as other academic, leadership and athletic honors.RSVP here.16 Days until #AMCGraduates16! Just a reminder as the semester ends, there are a few important dates to mark on your calendar: May 17 - Senior Farewell and Alumni Welcome Reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hub. May 18 - Graduation Rehearsal will begin at 5 p.m. in the Zecco Performing Arts Center and then buses will leave at 6 p.m. for Mohegan Sun. May 19 - Seniors are invited to go to Boston for the day. Buses will leave campus at Noon from the Campus Center. May 20 - Baccalaureate Mass in the Fuller Activities Center will begin at 5:30 p.m. Students must be at Zecco Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. for line-up. May 21 - Commencement will begin at 10 a.m at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. Students must arrive no later than 9 a.m.
On Friday, April 29, students, faculty and staff came together to make a pledge to “Stand Against Racism”. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and A.L.A.N.A. organized the annual event, featuring Nathan Pickens, a residential counselor at the University of Massachusetts Community Healthlink, as the keynote speaker. Click here to see the photo gallery.
Thank you to those who helped put together the spring weekend events on Saturday, April 30. Students raced in go-carts, jumped toward the sky, rolled around on knocker balls as well as participated in a wide variety of other fun activities. Click here to see the photo gallery.
Thank you to all of those who attended the “Spring Send Off” on Wednesday, April 27. There was a great crowd of students, staff and faculty to wish all of the senior spring athletes well and celebrate the close of the spring athletic season.