Anna Maria College- Alumni eNewsletter September 2019

September 2019
@ Anna Maria College
Alumni Newsletter
"Once an AMCAT, always an AMCAT!"
Newly Renovated Bishop Flanagan Campus Center Opens with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Anna Maria College celebrated the official opening of the newly renovated Bishop Flanagan Campus Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 28. The $4.2 million renovation includes revamped seating areas, new handicapped accessibility, and newly replaced windows, doors and roof.
The completely reimagined interior is designed to enhance the student experience with new lighting, assorted seating layouts for single dining and group socializing, a fireplace feature wall, new Audio/Visual system, ramps, and outdoor dining patios. Altogether the renovations make for a more functional and expanded space. The fall campus also features a new football field. Several other campus upgrades are ongoing.
The improvements were funded by Anna Maria, the dining services company Sodexo and two Worcester philanthropic groups, George I. Alden Trust and Stoddard Charitable Trust.
Be sure to check out this beautiful new space the next time you are on campus!
Upcoming Events On & Off Campus
September 17th
Dedication Ceremony of The Sister Doris Gagnon General Education Program in Madore Chapel
September 20th - 22nd
Friends and Family Weekend
Anna Maria College campus
September 25th
Pints with a Priest
Miriam Hall Art Gallery and Patio
September 30th
The Feminist Case Against Abortion
Zecco Performing Arts Center @
October 10th
Reliant Lecture Series
Zecco Performing Arts Center @ 11am
October 17th
Celebration of Service and Success
Hosted by:
John J. Spillane, Esq., Chair, Board of Trustees and
Timothy P. Murray, Esq., Trustee
AC Hotel, Worcester, MA @ 5:00pm
October 18th - 20th
Homecoming/Reunion Weekend
Anna Maria College campus
For more information on these events, please visit our website -
Thinking About Grad School?
The Higher Education Consortium of Central MA (HECCMA) is hosting a Graduate School Admissions Workshop where you can learn about admission requirements, financial aid and grad school expectations.
September 19, 2019
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Register today for this FREE event at:
Homecoming/Reunion Weekend
October 18-20
Plan a trip back to Paxton to reconnect with your fellow AMCATS and enjoy a weekend back on campus.
There will be events beginning on Friday night with an Alumni Field Hockey game and the always- popular Paint & Sip Night in the newly renovated Campus Center. Saturday will be full of fun starting with a family-friendly 5K Run/Walk, breakfast with President Retelle, and campus tours and workshops for everyone. Cheer on the football team as they take on Dean College at 1pm on AMCAT field.
Saturday evening will feature Anna Maria's Got Talent, a Casino Night and a dinner for all those celebrating their reunions.
We will close out the weekend with a Jazz Brunch on Sunday morning.
Registration is open now!
Questions - please call 508-849-3341.
For hotel accommodations and discounts, please visit the website:
Perform Choral Selections from Handel's Messiah with Anna Maria College
The Anna Maria Music Department will perform selections from Handel's Messiah this Spring, following last year's noteworthy performance.
Interested alumni are invited to join the Anna Maria Choir for the choral selections. They will be performing six of the choral movements including the famous Hallelujah Chorus.
The performance will be March 22, 2020 at 2PM at the First Congregational Church of West Boylston.
Rehearsal commitments will include a dress rehearsal the week of the performance.
For more information any interested singers may contact Eric Balboni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
New Positions
Congratulations to Michelle Randall-Berry '91 on her new position as Head of Global Talent Acquisition at IGT in Providence, Rhode Island.
Congratulations to Ashley Hubacz '11 on her recent wedding!
In Memoriam
With sadness we share the news of the recent passing of the following alumni: Margaret Curran Early, '75, '80G; Marcia Andrade Tareila, '65; and Frances Edgeworth, '59.
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5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
AC Hotel by Marriott
125 Front Street
Worcester, Massachusetts
Hosted by
John J. Spillane, Esq., Chair, Board of Trustees
Timothy P. Murray, Esq., Trustee
Signature Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
President Mary Lou Retelle will share her vision for the College, and the impact the College has had, and continues to have, within Greater Worcester.
The first annual Presidential Service Awards will be presented.
R.S.V.P. online at by October 10th