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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        CONTACT:

November 24, 2014                                                                           Tricia M. Oliver

                                                                                                            508.849.3344

MEDIA ADVISORY

ANNA MARIA COLLEGE PRESENTS

ITS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

ON DECEMBER 4 IN BOYLSTON

 

WHO:             Anna Maria College will present its Annual Christmas Concert: “An Evening of Lessons and Carols” that will feature music and scripture from the holiday season. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

WHEN:          Thursday, December 4, 2014

                        7 p.m.

WHERE:       St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church

                        630 Cross St.

                        Boylston, Massachusetts

WHAT:          The concert will feature performances by the AMC College Choir and the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Reginald Houze, director of Music at AMC. Musical selections will be from Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett’s “The Many Moods of Christmas.” The service portion of evening will be led by Rev. Manuel Clavijo, director of Campus Ministry at AMC, and will include readings from representatives from the campus community.

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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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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        CONTACT:

October 24, 2014                                                                                Tricia M. Oliver

                                                                                                            508.849.3344

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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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.

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