June 2019
@ Anna Maria College
Alumni Newsletter
"Once an Amcat, always an Amcat!"
Anna Maria College’s
Battle of the Badges Program
This new summer program is designed for high school and prospective college students interested in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, and Fire Science.
This two-day overnight program will take place July 19-20 and will bring students together with leaders in local, state, and federal-level law enforcement, emergency management, and fire prevention.
Thanks to our extensive network in these fields, students will have the opportunity to:  
  • Meet and hear outstanding leaders and professionals in all three fields
  • Compete with other students in fun, informational events 
  • View live demonstrations of state of the art technology  
  • Learn more about specific careers and job placement opportunities
The program includes free overnight accommodations, food, and the first annual Battle of the Badges T-shirt!
Space for the program is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  
Career Services
Mentoring Program
The AMCAT Mentoring Program is a unique opportunity for students to learn from College alumni. Mentors will guide and share professional knowledge with students embarking on similar careers.
The Career Center will work with students to collect information about their career goals, interests, and extracurricular involvement and then match prospective mentees with alumni mentors.
The mentor and student will be asked to commit to a year-long, one-on-one mentoring relationship with the purpose of creating a professional, mutually beneficial partnership.
To learn more about how to become an AMCAT Mentor click below
Upcoming Events On & Off Campus
June 24th
10th Annual Golf Tournament
Sterling National Country Club
@ 8am
August 10th
Alumni & Friends Red Sox Game
Fenway Park @4:05pm (first pitch)
August 17th
NH Alumni & Friends Reception
Hosted by
Dr. Constance (Gentile) Morrison, Esq. '60, '77G, Hon. '02
Holderness, NH @ 4pm
August 22nd
Cape Cod Alumni & Friends Reception
Hosted by
Georgene Riedl '70
Cross Rip Gallery, Harwichport, MA @ 6pm
September 17th
Dedication Ceremony of the Sister Doris Gagnon General Education Program
October 17th
Service and Success Gala
Hosted by
John J. Spillane, Esq., Chair, Board of Trustees and
Timothy P. Murray, Trustee, Board of Trustees
AC Hotel, Worcester, MA @ 5:30pm
For more information on these events, please visit our website - www.annamaria.edu
Alumni Magazine
Watch your mailboxes for your copy of the annual Anna Maria Alumni Magazine. The 2019 issue is dedicated to service and contains an article on how Anna Maria is confronting the opioid crisis, a series of profiles on alumni with a common passion for criminal justice, an overview of physical changes to the Anna Maria campus that are happening right now, highlights of recent campus activities and so much more!
And, as always, if you have alumni news to share, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alumni Spotlight
Frederica Williams, '94G
Whittier Street Health Center Board of Directors Dedicate and Name Health Center Site "Frederica M. Williams Building"
Recently, the Board of Directors of the Whittier Street Health Center dedicated and renamed its health care facility located at 1290 Tremont Street in Roxbury, the "Frederica M. Williams Building" in honor of its CEO and President, Frederica M. Williams, '94G. The new building name was unveiled during a special ceremony.
Ms. Williams was named Whittier Street Health Center CEO and President in 2002. "This building dedication was a way for the Board to show our appreciation for her many years of hard work, dedication and commitment to providing health care to Boston residents seeking care," said Pastor Gerald Bell, WSHC Chairman of the Board of Directors. "This facility was built and shaped by a phenomenal woman with a vision: Frederica M. Williams. She's a classic example of how a person with tenacity, passion, and determination can - against many odds - achieve astounding results and provide underserved communities in Boston with healthy futures," he said.
The Whittier Street Health Center serves 30,000 patients annually and continues to grow with projections of serving 40,000 by 2020. The facility offers primary care and a wide variety of other services such as an eye care dispensary, expanded oral health services, an onsite pharmacy with discounted medications, physical therapy and specialized clinics to address wellness and chronic diseases. Partnering with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Whittier also offers a Community Cancer Center, Mammography Suite, expanded diagnostic services, and a cancer survivor program.
Taken from www.wshc.org
Raffle tickets to benefit Anna Maria Scholarships and Athletics
There is still time to get your ticket!
$100 each
1st Prize: Trip for Two to THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Includes roundtrip coach class airfare for two within the contiguous U.S. to Jacksonville, FL; three nights’ accommodations in downtown Jacksonville; and two tickets to THE PLAYERS Championship rounds on Saturday & Sunday with access to The Turn Hospitality Club. Trip is in March, 2020.
2nd Prize: Golf for Three Eastward Ho! Country Club, Chatham, MA. A round of golf as a guest of a club member (date TBD by winner).
3rd Prize: Four Tickets to a Patriots Home Game. Seats in Section 139 Row 19 (date TBD).
4th Prize: Two-night stay at The Mains’l in Hyannis, MA.
Accommodation in Room 4, any date between October 15 – November 28, 2019.
5th Prize: Rhode Island Getaway. Includes a $350 gift card to the Omni Hotel in Providence and a $150 gift card to Café Nuovo, located on Providence’s famed Riverwalk.
ONLY 150 tickets will be sold!
Proceeds to benefit scholarships and athletics at Anna Maria
Drawing: June 24, 2019 at the Anna Maria 10th Annual Golf Tournament
You don't have to be present to win.
Please join us for our first annual
Celebration of
Service and Success
with President Mary Lou Retelle
Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
AC Hotel by Marriott
125 Front Street
Worcester, MA
Signature Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
Hosted by
John J. Spillane, Esq., Chair, Board of Trustees, Anna Maria College
Timothy P. Murray, Trustee, Board of Trustees, Anna Maria College
President Mary Lou Retelle will share her vision for the College, and the impact the College has had, and continues to have in greater Worcester.
The first annual public service awards will also be announced.
Watch your mailbox this summer for more details!