Welcome to #AMCATNation, Class of 2020! On Friday, August 19, approximately 300 students (pictured above) were welcomed to begin their first semester at Anna Maria College. Faculty, staff, alumni, and athletic teams helped new students move into Madonna Hall and prepare them for their first day of their college journey. Dalbec '16 Named GNAC Woman of the Year On July 26, recent graduate Kylie Dalbec ’16 was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Woman of the Year. Dalbec was a four-year field hockey stand out and was named the Anna Maria Scholar-Athlete of the Year in May 2016. She competed against Emmanuel College’s Sarah Higgins, Lasell College’s Bridget Munnelly, and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine’s Felicia Wachowiak for the Woman of the Year award. The nominees were graded on four pillars: academic, athletics, service and leadership. To read more, click here.Ciance Receives Highest Girl Scout Honor In June, sophomore Karoline Ciance was honored with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in the Girl Scouts of the USA. Ciance won the award because of her outstanding project "Be Confident BeYoutiful”. She concentrated on low self-esteem in women who were part of low-income families. As part of the project, she specifically took a look at their inability to afford high-end makeup and clothes and the impact on their self-esteem. Ciance was awarded the achievement on June 16, 2016 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Read more about her achievement and her story here. Submit a Story for the Insider If you would like to submit a story or event for the Insider, please fill out this form.
New Semester, New Faces Over the summer, Sharon Davenport was welcomed as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Anna Maria. Her work has included comprehensive development planning, managing major gift and planned gift programs, overseeing fundraising and building campaigns, managing external affairs, and creating partnership opportunities with business and industry leaders, among other efforts. Davenport is not the only new face to campus, please say hello to the following as they join us on campus in their new positions for the first time this semester: - Andrea Wallen, Nursing Faculty - Matt Waldschlagel, Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Jessica Looney, Director of Residence Life - Tonisha Pinckney, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Criminal Justice Programs & Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Carrie Eaton, Nursing Faculty - Elisabeth Bate-haus, Counseling Clinician - Kent Wallace, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology - Tyrone Brown, Resident Director - Michael Stevens, Director of Online Programs - Stephanie Desroches, Nursing Faculty - Erin DesCoste, Moderate Disabilities Instructor & Program Coordinator - Louis Gagne, Nursing Faculty - Christine Pacheco, Clinical Coordinator & Nursing Technology Specialist - Mieka Davis, Assistant Athletic Trainer - Malcolm Neville, Head Women's Tennis Coach & Equipment Assistant - Gary Daugherty, Fire Science Faculty - Malcolm Cheney, Head Men's Soccer Coach - Ryan Mattison, Fooball Coach - Nicole LeBlanc, Administrative Assistant - Marisabel Santiago, Program Coordinator Of Student Activities & Resident Director - Britta Ashman, Head Women's Volleyball Coach - Heidi Happy, Controller - Kelly Sullivan, Instructor of Social Work & Field Placement Coordinator.Don't Fall Off the Fitness Wagon this Semester Set your healthy habits this semster and join a fitness class in the All-Purpose Room in the Fuller Activities Center. This semester’s schedule is as follows: Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – Yoga and 5:00 p.m. – PoundFit; Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. – Yoga and 6:00 p.m. Zumba; Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – MonsterMash and 6:00 p.m. – Inner Athlete’s Yoga. Contact Michele Coakley with any questions. All classes are sponsored by the Wellness Committee.
WELCOME WEEK Friday, August 26:
Kick off the weekend by grabbing some free food with the African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, and Native-American (ALANA) Organization and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for their Welcome Back BBQ behind the Hub. The event will feature music by DJ Boogy and prizes, starting at 4 p.m. Contact Joshua Dodds for questions. Afterward, challenge your skills at Minute to Win It! in the Hub at 8:08 p.m.
Saturday, August 27: Get to know your surroundings and catch a shuttle going to the mall starting at 2 p.m. until midnight. See the schedule here. Later on in the night, test your eyesight and play glow-in-the-dark frisbee on the lawn in front of Saint Anne Hall at 9:00 p.m. Contact Lisa Saverese with questions.
Sunday, August 28:
As Welcome Week winds down, gear up for a Capture the Flag Tournament! The fun will begin at 2 p.m. behind Madonna Hall. For questions, contact Lisa Saverese. Calling #AMCATNation to Gather Under the Lights
Join the football team as they kick off their season again the Coast Guard. The first game is set to be played on home turf, under the lights on Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m. Bring your friends, bring AMCAT fans, and bring the noise.
Celebrate the Beginning of Future Academic Accomplishments Join students, faculty, staff and administration on Friday, September 16 for the annual Matriculation Ceremony. During the ceremony, new students will have the opportunity to sign the Registry of Scholars and be presented as an "official" Anna Maria College student. Festivities will begin at 4:15 p.m. on the Lawn in front of Saint Anne Hall. More information to come. Save the Date - Homecoming and Reunion Welcomes Family and Friends on October 15
Save the date, Family and Friends Day will be taking place on Saturday, Oct. 15. Events will include the annual AMCAT 5K Fun Run & Walk, Football Tailgate, BBQ under the tent and more. More information to come in future Insider's. Contact Lisa Saverese for questions.
Social Work Professor Jim DiReda was featured in The Boston Globe on July 23 about his book East Side Addiction. DiReda and friends share their stories of battling addiction and maintaining friendships. Read the article here.
The Telegram & Gazette featured sophomore Francis Cole and his story of overcoming an injury that almost impacted his football career. Read the story here.
New friends gathered around a bonfire on Wednesday night to get to know each other a little more as well as learn about Campus Ministry and the Career Center. Students played music, got to meet staff and ate s'mores.