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October 24, 2014                                                                                Tricia M. Oliver

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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.

To register, visit https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training (code 79108). For more information, contact Dr. Kenary at jkenary@annamaria.edu.

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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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.

To learn more about AMC's School of Fire and Health Sciences, click here.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        CONTACT:

September 26, 2014                                                                            Tricia M. Oliver

                                                                                                            508.849.3344

ANNA MARIA COLLEGE AND FEMA TEAM UP

TO PROVIDE SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

FOR DISASTER RESPONDERS

Paxton, MA Anna Maria College has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center to present “Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery” on October 1, 2014 at the AMC campus in Paxton. This is the first in a series of disaster preparedness offerings to be held at AMC in the coming months.

“We are delighted to pair with FEMA and other experts on disaster response to provide this high-level course. Professionals in emergency management, first responder services, planners and communication and public information personnel will walk away with the tools and information they need to develop their own social media disaster plans,” said Dr. Judith A. Kenary, dean of the School of Fire and Health Sciences at Anna Maria College.

The training course will define social media and its uses and identify the tools, methods and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication. Requirements include:

  • Bringing a Wi-Fi enabled laptop;
  • Establish both a Twitter and a Facebook account prior to attending the course; and
  • The ability to post test messages on those social media accounts.

This is the first in a series of disaster preparedness offerings to be held at AMC in the coming months.

To register, visit https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training. For more information, contact Dr. Kenary at jkenary@annamaria.edu.

Anna Maria College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1946 by the Sisters of St. 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

                                                                                                            508.849.3344

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.

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September 23, 2014                                                                            Tricia M. Oliver

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPP

ANNA MARIA STUDENTS HOLD SEPT. 23-24 “SLEEP OUT”

TO RAISE HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS

 

WHO:             Anna Maria College is hosting a campus “Sleep Out” event this evening as part of its student-led Homelessness Awareness Week. About 50 students are expected to spend the night outdoors to further sensitize themselves to the conditions that homeless citizens endure on a daily basis.

WHEN:          Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – Wednesday, September 24, 2014

                        8 p.m.-7 a.m.

WHERE:       Campus Rotary, Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA

WHAT:          The “Sleep Out” is part of a second annual week-long awareness week coordinated by students through AMC’s Campus Ministry. AMC’s Homelessness Awareness Week was created in fall 2013 by four students who brought back the idea from a conference they attended in Alabama. In addition to the Sept. 23 “Sleep Out,” the remaining events of the week include a Sept. 24 dinner discussion where students will hear from citizens who were formerly homeless; Sept. 25 community outreach at Worcester’s St. John’s Clothing Bank; and Sept. 26 community outreach at St. John’s Soup Kitchen.

Anna Maria College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1946 by the Sisters of St. 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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