AMC alumni Mag Autumn 2013

President's Page

Jack Calareso

Welcome to the Anna Maria College web site! As AMC’s tenth president, I invite you to explore our site to learn more about this exceptional institution.

This is an exciting time for AMC and everyone associated with the campus community.  With our Strategic Plan: “Vision 2015: Excellence at Anna Maria College” as a guide, the College continues to build on the strong foundations of its past and set the stage to meet the dynamic and challenging future of higher education.

Anna Maria College has grown exponentially since 2007 with students remaining the focus of everything we do. Our primary goal is to provide the best possible educational experience, in and outside the classroom, for each and every student.  With all of the new facilities and technologies, new curricular and co-curricular programs, and a renewed commitment to promote an environment of excellence every day, it is no wonder that the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 Almanac ranked Anna Maria College as the 16th fastest growing campus in America. In addition, AMC has been recognized as a 2012 College of Distinction.

The entire AMC campus community is proud of all of its accomplishments. New academic programs for undergraduates and the addition of more online academic choices for our graduate students demonstrate the College’s continued dedication to remaining on the forefront of higher education. AMC’s commitment to its students is also exemplified through its new Student Success Center, which brings a variety of academic and advising disciplines together to support student success and retention.

And, most important, Anna Maria College continues to preserve, cherish and promote the values of the Sisters of Saint Anne, who founded AMC in 1946. Their commitment to excellence in education, hospitality and service remain the hallmarks of an Anna Maria education. Our commitment of service to the Common Good remains steadfast as we graduate women and men of character who contribute to the quality of life in their communities. If you visit our campus, we invite you to explore the College’s past at our commemorative History Wall, dedicated to those who helped to carve out Anna Maria College’s rich heritage.

AMC also continues to affirm its commitment to preserving a welcoming environment for the diverse community of people of all faiths and traditions, who respect the College’s Catholic identity. Our campus community is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and respectful atmosphere, as well as providing an educational experience that prepares graduates to be professionally competitive in the global marketplace and to live lives of meaningful citizenship.

Anna Maria College has always been and will continue to be a community of scholars and learners where the integration of knowledge, the search for truth, the dialogue between faith and reason, the development of the mind and the heart, and the concern for ethical and moral implications are at the core of what we do. Our Board of Trustees, distinguished faculty and talented staff are all dedicated to living out this vision by focusing on one goal: Excellence at Anna Maria College.

 Once again, welcome to Anna Maria College!  



Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D.,


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