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Anna Maria Graduation - June 18, 2013


Ordering Your Professional Photos

To access the professional photos taken at Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement, please visit commencementphotos.com .

NOTE: All students should have received a letter in the mail containing a unique ID # to use when ordering their photos. If you do not have your unique ID# that was sent in the mail, and for all other questions regarding ordering your photos, please call Commencement Photos, Inc. at (978)851-5924.

Faculty Spotlight Archive

  • Students interested in learning more about the field of forensics that has been so widely promoted through the crime scene investigative stories on television need to look no further than Anna Maria College. Not only is AMC launching a Forensic...
  • Dean of the School of Fire and Health Sciences Judith Kenary, RN, MBA, Ed.D, touched the lives of many of her students at Anna Maria College when she served as an assistant professor.  In her new role as Dean of the School of Fire and Health...
  • About Dr. Reginald Houze  Dr. Houze is an experienced conductor of ensembles of all types including choral, instrumental, sacred and secular, held in concert halls and for the stage and screen.  A nationally known clinician and...
  • About Dr. Carol Gabriele, DNP, MA, RN, CNECarol Gabriele, DNP, MA, RN, CNE, changed the paradigm in nursing education at Anna Maria College.  Bringing her skills as a nurse educator and leader for over 25 years, Dr. Gabriele helped the...
  • About Professor Paul Erickson, Ph.D. A Fulbright Scholar, Paul Erickson, Ph.D., has been an esteemed member of the AMC team since 1995. Over the past 18 years, he has assisted the College move its vision forward by serving in a variety of academic...
  • About Professor Joanne Zannotti, MSW, LICSW Joanne Zannotti, MSW, LICSW, is the quintessential educator, dedicated to her students and ever the consummate social worker.  With constant self-assessment, she offers her students the best...
  • About Matthew Hinds-Aldrich, Ph.D.Matthew Hinds-Aldrich, Ph.D., joined Anna Maria College in 2011 and has helped to infuse the College’s Fire Science program with exciting new opportunities for students. An assistant professor of Fire Science, Dr....
  • About Dr. James Bidwell When Dr. James Bidwell joined Anna Maria College in 2007, he quickly become involved in the growing campus community. With a passion for environmental sustainability, he, along with other faculty colleagues, helped to...
  • About Dr. James Bidwell When Dr. James Bidwell joined Anna Maria College in 2007, he quickly become involved in the growing campus community. With a passion for environmental sustainability, he, along with other faculty colleagues, helped to...
  • About Dr. Christine Holmes Dr. Christine Holmes is the quintessential educator. Having been associated with Anna Maria College since 1999, Dr. Holmes has infused the College’s education programs with rigor and excellence, helping to produce...
  • About I. David Daniels Professor I. David Daniels recently joined Anna Maria College as the new Director of its renowned Fire Science Program. He brings with him a vision to graduate exceptional managers and leaders, who are willing to rise fast...
  • About Dr. Andrew McCarthy In August 2009, Andrew T. McCarthy, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., joined the faculty of Anna Maria College bringing with him a passion for service and academic excellence.  Dr. McCarthy, with his keen interest in theology and...
  • About Lisa Summer, Ph.D, LMHC, MT-BC Professor Lisa Summer, PhD, LMHC, MT-BC, helps the special art of  Music Therapy come alive at AMC.  As its director, she continually infuses students with enthusiasm and passion for this unique...
  • About Travis Maruska, FMATravis Maruska, MFA, showcases the creative side of Anna Maria College both in and out of the classroom.  A  full-time member of the faculty since 2008, Professor Maruska joined AMC after working in Hollywood for...
  • About Virginia Heslinga, Ed.D. Virginia Heslinga, Ed.D, has been bringing excitement and passion into her classroom since she began her teaching career in 1976.  A graduate of Marshall University, Huntington, WVA, Dr. Heslinga earned her...
  • About Jude Gonsalvez, Ph.D. The new director of AMC’s Social Work Program, Jude Gonsalvez, Ph.D., joined the Anna Maria team in July 2011 as an accomplished social work practitioner, researcher and educator.  With a professional background...
School of Fire and Health Sciences  

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Goals of the School of Fire and Health Sciences
The curriculum of the School of Fire and Health Sciences serves the diverse needs of all Anna Maria College students. Students who select majors within the School gain the knowledge and skills required for a variety of careers in science, health, and technology. The focus of the School is on the core values of the College, namely, service to individuals and communities. Students from any concentration gain scientific literacy for personal development and enrichment from the School's courses and are prepared for enlightened citizenship and participation in their communities.

 About the Fire and Health Sciences Programs of Study
To meet the demands of increasingly rapid development in science and technology, the School of Fire and Health Sciences offers a balanced program of disciplinary and comprehensive interdisciplinary studies. The disciplinary courses build a strong foundation in the sciences and integrate learning in the classroom with direct experience in the laboratories, on the Anna Maria College nature trails, and field exercises. Interdisciplinary courses help the student appreciate applications of science and technology in a social context. Advanced students in the School are also encouraged to develop their proficiencies through internships and directed studies in their areas of personal interest. Students who wish to pursue graduate or professional study in scientific and technological fields can complete the requisite course work through courses offered in the School of Fire and Health Sciences and the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium. Through the Fifth Year option at AMC, advanced students may also earn up to two courses in graduate credits.
 
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Majors in the School of Fire and Health Sciences

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This major is a flexible framework that prepares students to appreciate and promote a sustainable environment. Students gain the scientific and investigative knowledge needed to understand how human activities influence the environment. They also examine how the application of values, ethics and an interdisciplinary approach help shape solutions to environmental problems. Each student participates in project-based field experiences and internships to gain practical skills needed to be able to contribute as an environmental professional or as an informed citizen of the world.

Field Experience

Anna Maria College offers an environmental studies field experience that includes 10 days in Puerto Rico studying the ecology of the jungle and beach ecosystems. Student projects result in presentations to the AMC campus community once they return.

Career Preparation

Students in this major will be well prepared for entry level positions in state and federal agencies, in corporations, consulting, and in not-for-profit environmental organizations. Environmental studies majors may also go on to graduate study in a variety of fields.

Major/Minor Requirements

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This major is designed for individuals who are employed or seeking employment in fields related to emergency services. This comprehensive program integrates liberal arts education and strong career preparation. The curriculum is operationally focused and reflects the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined within the National Fire Academy and the Fire Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum along with the Officer Development Handbook from the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Strong emphasis is placed on the dynamic aspects of public sector emergency services leadership and administration. The fire Science program is taught by experienced emergency services professionals, who are distinguished leaders and educators in emergency services.

Career Preparation
The goal of the program is to produce a well-rounded emergency services professional who has the necessary knowledge, training, and certifications to have a competitive edge in obtaining professional emergency service employment.

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The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Administration provides students with the rhetorical, analytical, and research skills to excel in the growing field of pre-hospital healthcare.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Health Science combines a broad science literacy with emphasis on biology and chemistry, with knowledge of particular threats to human health from environmental, occupational, and life-style factors. This preparation builds understanding of the role in human health of communicable diseases, conditions of deprivation or excess, technological hazards, and societal stressors. The advanced student integrates this preparation with a study of individual and community strategies for protecting and enhancing human health.

Careers in Health Science

The Health Science major is the appropriate foundation for students who are planning on careers that require graduate study in the health field, such as pharmacy, (Anna Maria has an articulation agreement with the University of St. Joseph's School of Pharmacy in Hartford, Connecticut leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in a 3+3 program); medical, dental, or veterinary school; or physician assistant programs. Students who anticipate graduate study in the health field are encouraged to add additional courses in mathematics and the sciences to meet the requirements of particular graduate programs. Health Science students work with their faculty advisor to plan their schedules to meet those standards.

Anna Maria graduates who have a degree in Health Science have been employed in a wide variety of areas such as biotechnology and research labs, health advocacy, and state agencies.
 
Major/Minor Requirements
Both a major and a minor in Health Science are offered at Anna Maria College. Students who pursue a minor in Health Science take six courses from the major (four required, plus two upper level electives).{/showhide}
 


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Students who have a high school CGPA of 2.75 or higher may be admitted to the Paramedic Science major directly upon admission to the College. Students interested in this major should have taken a variety of science and mathematics courses in high school, such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, and algebra. Students who seek to transfer from another college and have earned at least 30 college credits with a CGPA of 2.75 or higher also may be admitted directly to the major.

Students who are interested in Paramedic Science, but do not meet these standards may apply for acceptance into the Paramedic Science major after earning at least 15 credits at AMC, including achieving a C+ or higher in at least two of the following courses: BIO 103, BIO 212, BIO 213, and CHM 110. Applications are a simple, one-page form. They are reviewed at the end of each semester, and students are notified of acceptance into the major before the start of the next semester.
 

Students who have earned an Associate Degree in Paramedic Science and are certified paramedics may pursue the B.S. in Paramedic Science at AMC if they have earned a CGPA of 2.75 or higher in their Associate Degree program at a regionally accredited institution, with a CGPA in their paramedic courses of 3.0 or higher.
 
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Minors in the School of Fire and Health Sciences include:lab
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fire Science 
  • Health Science

Graduate Programs 
 

Fifth Year Option
 
Students who wish to pursue graduate or professional study in scientific and technological fields can complete the requisite course work through courses offered in the School of Fire and Health Sciences and the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium. Through the Fifth Year option at the college, advanced students may also earn up to two courses in graduate credits.

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 Judith Kenary, RN, MBA, Ed.D
  Dean of the School of Fire and Health Sciences
  BSN, Pace University
  MBA, Anna Maria College
  Ed.D., University of Hartford 
  508-849-3352