Anna Maria College Zecconian Players will perform the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” in AMC’s Zecco Performing Arts Center on Nov. 20-22. General admission is $5, while student and senior admission is $2.
Performance dates and times include:
Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m.
For more information, contact AMC College Relations at 508-849-3344.
An art exhibit featuring work by contemporary artists and recent Yale MFA graduates Deirdre Sargent and Daniel Herwitt will be hosted at Anna Maria College in Paxton. The opening reception for the “Mod Coms” exhibit will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery at Miriam Hall on AMC’s campus located at 50 Sunset Lane in Paxton. An artist talk will also be held on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The exhibit will run from Nov. 11 to Dec. 12. There is no fee to attend the opening reception or the exhibit. For more information, call AMC College Relations at 508-849-3344.
Large Crowd Turns Out for Burn Demo
On Wednesday, October 15, a crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, staff and first responders from area communities assembled for a live burn demonstration in the freshmen parking lot at AMC. The live burn was planned and executed by Professor Michael Matros’ Fire Protection Systems students. The goal of the demonstration was to illustrate the life-saving difference sprinklers play when fire strikes. It was made possible by a grant received from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
“You are in a class right now,” said Dean of the School of Fire and Health Science Judith Kenary as she welcomed observers to the event.
In addition to the educational value to AMC Fire Science students, the event also provided an opportunity for Worcester Polytechnic Institute Fire Science graduate students to conduct some post-burn analysis.
Members of the Paxton Fire Department were on hand to extinguish the blaze in the non-sprinkler unit and for standby during the blaze in the sprinkler unit. Fire chiefs from Paxton, Shrewsbury, Spencer and Worcester were on hand for the event. Many other men and women associated with area departments were in the crowd.
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October 24, 2014 Tricia M. Oliver
ANNA MARIA COLLEGE AND FEMA TEAM UP
TO OFFER NATURAL DISASTER TRAINING
FOR CAREGIVERS OF SENIOR CITIZENS
Paxton, MA— Anna Maria College has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center to present a “Natural Disaster Awareness for Senior Caregivers” training on November 5, 2014 at the AMC campus in Paxton. This is the second in a series of disaster preparedness trainings offered at AMC.
“We are proud to pair with FEMA and other disaster response experts to provide this important training given the elderly’s particular vulnerability to natural hazards,” Dean of AMC’s School of Fire and Health Sciences Judith Kenary said.
The four-hour training will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5. It will cover preparedness measures in light of physical limitations, mental ailments and medication requirements often associated with this at-risk population. Caregivers and other professionals will learn to identify, prepare and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural disaster occurs.
Anna Maria College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint. Anne. With an annual enrollment of 1,500 students, the College prides itself on providing a values-based, service-focused liberal arts education. AMC has grown to offer a variety of undergraduate majors, as well as many graduate and certificate programs, both on-ground and online. The small student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalized learning experience, while the modest class and campus size allow for optimal student involvement. The College offers 13 Division III NCAA athletic programs for men and women. AMC’s campus is conveniently located just minutes away from Worcester, MA on 192 acres in Paxton.
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October 21, 2014 Tricia M. Oliver
ANNA MARIA COLLEGE INTRODUCES
NEW THREE-YEAR ONLINE BUSINESS DEGREE
Innovative model provides a more affordable bachelor’s degree in less time
Paxton, MA— Anna Maria College introduces its new three-year online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. The degree’s accelerated model is the first of its kind, significantly reducing the cost and time it takes to complete an undergraduate degree. Anna Maria College’s School of Business will begin offering the program in January 2015.
“Earning a degree while paying only three years of tuition significantly increases affordability and accessibility for many students,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Billye Auclair, Ph.D. “This high-quality option is designed for traditional high school graduates, as well as transfer students or those beginning their undergraduate degrees following a hiatus after high school.”
The accelerated curriculum model allows students to take one course at a time for a five-week period. All courses are 4.0 credits and only 30 courses are required for degree completion. Students who enroll will take 10 courses a year. According to Auclair, the program’s rigorous pace is appropriately balanced with a manageable focus on only one course at a time. Also, tutoring, faculty advising and other available support services are critical for individuals to succeed in this three-year online business program, as they are with all of AMC’s online and on-ground offerings.
“This innovative degree provides students with broad exposure to the crucial elements of business as well as producing the skills that students need to succeed in the business world,” said AMC School of Business Dean David Forsberg. “Given our program’s generalist approach, graduates will be well positioned to excel in most industries or their own entrepreneurial endeavor.”
Students applying for this program are required to have earned no less than a 3.0 in high school. Full-time students are eligible for federal financial aid.
For more information on Anna Maria College’s three-year online business degree, visit http://www.annamaria.edu/threeyearonline/.
Anna Maria College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. With an annual enrollment of 1,500 students, the College prides itself on providing a values-based, service-focused liberal arts education. AMC has grown to offer a variety of undergraduate majors, as well as many graduate and certificate programs, both on-ground and online. The small student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalized learning experience, while the modest class and campus size allow for optimal student involvement. The College offers 13 Division III NCAA athletic programs for men and women. AMC’s campus is conveniently located just minutes away from Worcester, MA on 192 acres in Paxton.