Themes of Community and Selflessness Highlighted at 67th Commencement The forecast cooperated last Saturday to serve as a perfect backdrop to a beautiful Commencement day for the Class of 2016. The 67th Commencement Ceremony was held at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, where Anna Maria presented 287 bachelor’s degrees, 155 master degrees, three Certificates of Advanced Graduate Studies and one associate degree. “The Class of 2016 is a special one to me. Not only are you a vocal, competitive, productive, creative and compassionate group of men and women—all traits I admire—but in addition, your engagement in making Anna Maria better than when you arrived is evident and appreciated,” said President Retelle in her welcome remarks to a capacity crowd. The New England Council President and Chief Executive Officer James T. Brett served as the Commencement Speaker and received an Honorary Degree. Other Honorary Degree recipients included alumna Maureen Coghlin ’57, former Chief of the Worcester Fire Department and alumnus Gerard Dio ‘91G and Holy Name Jr./Sr. High School Headmaster Edward Reynolds. “Make a personal connection with a cause or institution that serves those that others turn away....and make that a permanent part of your life,” said President Brett. Following the degree presentations, three awards were presented to exemplary students. The Bishop Timothy J. Harrington Award, bestowed to a senior who demonstrated compassionate service in the promotion of peace and justice, was presented to Elizabeth Haggerty. The Sr. Yvette E. Bellerose Award, bestowed to a senior that embodied the values and commitment to the Anna Maria College mission, was presented to Christopher Koretski. The Dr. Bernadette Madore Award, bestowed to the senior who achieved the highest cumulative grade point average, went to Samuel Gow. Gow also served as the Student Speaker (see Notices and Announcements for related story). Click here to view a photo gallery of the special event. Insider to Resume in August This is the last issue of The Insider for the 2015-16 academic year. Look for weekly issues to resume in late August.
Gow Delivers Student Address Samuel Gow was chosen as the student speaker for Commencement. “The education and experiences that we’ve had during our time here at Anna Maria College have more than prepared us for our next steps...Out of everything we’ve learned here, it will be the sense of community that we’ve developed which will help make us successful in the next stages of our lives,” said Gow during his remarks. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education.
Carpino Writes for WBJ highlighting Millennials Assistant professor and program director of the Industrial & Organizational Psychology master’s degree program, Lisa Carpino recently wrote an article for the Worcester Business Journal about how employers can attract millennials to apply for jobs at their organization. Carpino highlighted five steps that can entice millennials to apply. Read the articlehere.
Gonsalvez to Present at International Social Work Conference Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Justice & Social Sciences School, Jude Gonsalvez, Ph.D. will be presenting at the The Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development in Seoul, Korea. Gonsalvez will be presenting two papers. One paper focuses on “Attitude Of Social Work Students Towards Research Methods Courses” and the other paper he will present with two other scholars on “Global Social Work Education and Transformative International Educational Experiences through Engage in Cultural Humility Practice”. Congratulations and good luck to Dr. Gonsalvez.
Fitness Center Summer Hours Effective immediately, the Fitness Center will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the beginning of August. The Center will be closed on the weekends.
Faculty/Staff Campaign Goal Reached – Thank you! Thank you to all of those who contributed to the 2015-2016 Faculty/Staff Campaign, we have reached our goal of $20,000. This will allow the College to award four $5,000 scholarships.
Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off June 20 The annual Anna Maria College Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 20 at the Cyprian Keys Golf Club. Funds raised through the tournament will help defray the operations costs of our athletic teams, including equipment, training, and travel. For more information, click here. Contact Wesley Dunham for questions.
Celebrate and Honor at the Feasts of Saint Anne For the first time, Anna Maria College will be celebrating the Feast of Saint Anne twice. Come to the Masses and luncheons in honor of our patron Saint Anne. The first celebration will take place on July 14 and the second celebration will take place on July 21. Contact Wesley Dunham with questions.
Alumni Community Service Project Calling all AMCATS for community service! The spirit of community service and helping those in need is at the core of the mission of Anna Maria College. Serve those in need at St. John’s Food for the Poor Program in Worcester on August 3. RSVP or contact Wesley Dunham with questions.
Happy Birthday, Anna Maria On September 17, Anna Maria will host a special luncheon to commemorate the College's 70th Anniversary. Look for details in issues of the Insider in late August.
Cape Cod Alumni Reunion Gathers August 11 Reminisce with classmates and alumni from Anna Maria within the Cape Cod area. Location to be announced. Contact Wesley Dunham with questions.
Homecoming and Reunion Welcomes Alumni Home on October 15 Save the date, homecoming and reunion will be taking place on Saturday, Oct. 15. Events will include the annual AMCAT 5K Fun Run & Walk, Football Tailgate, BBQ for all classes, the Saint Anne Society Induction Ceremony, and more. Check your mail and our website for more information.
On Tuesday evening, staff and faculty were recognized by the President Retelle for their hardwork and dedication. Employees were recognized for their dedication to Anna Maria for the last five, ten, fifteen, twenty, thirty, thirty-five and forty years of service! Sister Rollande Quintal received a special award as she has been working at the College for forty years now.
The annual pinning ceremony for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing candidates was held on Friday afternoon at 3:30. Family members and friends of the honorees gathered in Zecco Performing Arts Center as Nursing faculty pinned the soon-to-be degree recipients. Clickherefor photos of all student honorees.
Football coach and alumnus Dan McKenna ’13 has been published in a football coaching blog for X&O Labs - Dan wrote about a unique style of punting that our football team has used and had great success with on the football field. Read the articlehere.