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Anna Maria College announces that Lloyd L. Hamm, Jr., has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer overseeing the financial, technology and administrative functions for the College.  Mr. Hamm will join the AMC team on January 23, 2012.

Mr. Hamm received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Business Administration at AMC.  He also earned a C.S.S. in Administration and Management from the Harvard University Extension College and completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School.  In 1986, Mr. Hamm accepted a position with Eastern Bank Corporation where he has remained for the past 25 years. 

During his tenure with Eastern Bank, Mr. Hamm served in a variety of professional capacities, most recently serving as the Chief Administrative Officer and Division Head of Consumer and Institutional Banking.  In this role, Mr. Hamm was directly responsible for the management of the Bank’s Retail Banking, Business Banking, Consumer Credit, Mortgage Banking, Government Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions businesses and was responsible for billions of dollars in deposits and loans, as well as many complex fee-based businesses.  During his career, Mr. Hamm has also been responsible for Operations, Technology, Facilities, Security, Treasury Services, HR and Legal Administration. Recognized as an expert in bank payment systems, he led the consumer lending division of Eastern Bank through the recent economic downturn generating the best results in the company’s history.  In addition, his retail division won the last two J. D. Power Top Banking Quality Awards for all of New England and has become the top Small Business Administration lender in New England.

“I am ecstatic to be joining Anna Maria College, its leadership and academic team and its faculty and student community,” comments Mr. Hamm.  “The College is in the midst of exceptional recognition for its innovation, extraordinary growth and quality. I am honored that the Board of Trustee’s, President Calareso and the Anna Maria Community selected me for this role at this special time for the College.”   He adds,  “I truly look forward to dedicating all my energies to helping AMC achieve its strategic objectives.”

“Lloyd has been a tremendous asset to the AMC community over the years, both as an alumnus and as a member of our Board of Trustees,” comments Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., President of Anna Maria College.  “I have no doubt that his commitment to the College coupled with his talent and expertise will assist AMC with its continued growth and in meeting its vision for the future.”

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Hamm has also honed his leadership skills and has served as a guest lecturer at conferences and college and university programs, and completed the Leadership at the Peak Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mr. Hamm is a member of a number of local and regional organizations and has served on numerous boardsand committees including, the Massachusetts Bankers Association – Government Affairs Committee, Worcester Economics Club, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Junior Achievement of New England, and Anna Maria College.  In addition, Mr. Hamm was selected as the National Chairman - American Banking Association - Task Force on Debit Card Fraud and serves as the National Representative for banks $3-10 billion on the ABA select committee on Debit Interchange Impacts.

AMC Professor Publishes Report on Firefighter Arson
December 12, 2011

Anna Maria College announces that Professor Mathew Hinds-Aldrich was the key contributor to the recently published Report on the Firefighter Arson Problem: Context, Considerations, and Best Practices, which was released by The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) in an effort to address the issue of firefighter arson.  The report aims to educate members of the fire service, emphasize existing proactive approaches, and provide resources and best practices for prevention and mitigation.

Professor Hinds-Aldrich is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he also received his Master of Science in Criminal Justice.  He is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

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Anna Maria College announces that David P. Forsberg has recently joined the College’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Forsberg is President of the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC), a leading force in the economic development of the central Massachusetts region. As President of the WBDC, he is responsible for directing strategic development initiatives to meet the business goals of the corporation, as well as developing alliances with the regional business community.

Mr. Forsberg is a graduate of Worcester Academy and Bowdoin College and received a Master’s in Urban Affairs from Boston University.  He also studied at Harvard Divinity School.  Mr. Forsberg’s career spans over two decades of public administration and service.  His career began in Worcester, first as an at-large Councilor and then as the District 1 Councilor for the City. In 1989, he served as the New England Regional Administrator-Regional Housing Commissioner for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   In 1990, Mr. Forsberg was appointed as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and, in 1992, he returned to Worcester as the Chief Development Officer for the City.  

In addition to his new position on the AMC board, Mr. Forsberg serves on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Social Services of New England, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau.  He is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. Forsberg’s wife, Ann, is an alumna of AMC, having earned her Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the College.

Anna Maria College announces that it will become a test-optional institution effective immediately.  Students applying for admission to the College for spring, summer or fall of 2012 and beyond will not be required to submit scores for standardized tests, including SAT and ACT scores.  An exception to this policy will be AMC’s Bachelor of Science in Paramedic Science degree.  Students applying for admission to this program will continue to be required to submit standardized test scores.  The decision to make this change came as a result of careful analysis of how standardized test scores have impacted student academic success at Anna Maria College.

 “After reviewing students’ academic preparation and how it effects their ability to succeed at AMC for the past several years, we found that merit and achievement in high school were becoming the major determining factors in academic success, as well as in the admissions decision making process,” comments Mary Lou Retelle, Executive Vice President of  Anna Maria College. “This being the case, it made sense for us to make standardized test scores optional and continue to stress academic achievement and rigor in high school as our key criteria for success at AMC.” 

Students interested in applying to Anna Maria College are encouraged to visit the campus and meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about the admissions process.