February 2020
@ Anna Maria College
Alumni Newsletter
"Once an AMCAT, always an AMCAT!"

Dr. Ruth Potee Lecture
The Physiology of Addiction
Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain

Anna Maria College is pleased to announce that the rescheduled lecture will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:30pm in the Zecco Performing Arts Center. A reception will follow.

While this is a free event, we do have limited seating and ask that you register.

Click here to register today!

Funded by Reliant Foundation

26 th Annual Secondary School Art/Design Competition
In it's 26th year, the Secondary School Art/Design Competition opened up in the Art Center Gallery in Miriam Hall on January 19, 2020.

For the first time, an Online/Digital component was included in this competition. Five expert panelists selected works of exceptional achievement, and awards were given to the top three works in each of five categories: Drawing, Digital Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. Awards in the Online/Digital Exhibit were in Drawing, Mixed Media, Photo, and Video.

This year's exhibit represented the work of students from 18 different high schools and included 99 physical works and 19 Online/Digital works.
Pictured above: Melissa LaNeve with Keannah Dunsmore '22, Meaghan Walsh '21, Joshua Wozniak '21, Austin Thomas '20, Jessica Barbera '20, and Kayla Beer '23 are all smiles outside one of the Habitat for Humanity homes they worked on during winter break.

From Siding to Soffits: Building a Community, One House at a Time

The sounds of hammering and sawing and drilling mean that two families are just that much closer to moving into their new homes.

Six Anna Maria students, led by Melissa LaNeve, Director of Campus Ministry, spent winter break working with Habitat for Humanity of Salem County, New Jersey. The group joined the crews putting up two houses there, and occasionally worked alongside one of the owners as well as the young son of another homeowner.

The student volunteers - seniors Austin Thomas and Jessica Barbera, juniors Meaghan Walsh and Joshua Wozniak, sophomore Keannah Dunsmore, and freshman Kayla Beer - put up siding, soffits, and fascia, and some even worked on scaffolding to reach the high peaks.

Student leaders Jessica and Joshua chose AMC's mission and values as the theme for the week. The group tried to represent a different value each day, then discussed it in the evening, as they reflected on what they'd accomplished.

"I volunteered because I think it's important to give back to the community by serving others." says Austin Thomas. "This was my first service trip and it was so much more fun that I thought it could be. I met some wonderful people, learned a lot of new skills, and had some amazing experiences. We had the opportunity to work with one of the homeowners, and it was very humbling. I wish I hadn't waited so long to do this."

Calling all Alumni
SGA Presidents!

Were you an SGA President at Anna Maria between 1980 and 1999? If you were an SGA President or know someone who was an SGA President, please let us know!

Sister Rollande Quintal is updating the Archives and does not have the information for 1980 - 1999.

Please email your name and year of graduation along with the year that you were the SGA President to Sister Rollande - rquintal@annamaria.edu

Thank you!

April 4, 2020 **NEW DATE**
Athletic Hall of Fame
Info Commons, 4:30pm

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Is Graduate School in Your Future?

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Off of Graduate Tuition at Anna Maria

Anna Maria College alumni are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount off of all graduate courses, where they can save over $4,000 toward earning their master’s degree!

In addition, Anna Maria College students are privy to a streamlined admissions process - no test scores required - and flexible course scheduling that allows them to successfully balance home, work and pursuit of a graduate education.

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Criminal Justice
Health Emergency Management  
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Pastoral Ministry
Social Work 

Plus Certificate Programs in 17 areas of study

Click here for more information on Anna Maria’s graduate program offerings.

Further questions? Contact Paul Vaccaro, Associate Vice President for Enrollment, at  pvaccaro@annamaria.edu .
2nd Annual Day of Giving
April 23, 2020

Mark your calendar's for Anna Maria's 2nd Annual Day of Giving!

Help us reach our goal of 423 donations on this date.

We will be having small events throughout the day on campus to encourage donations. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.


February 19, 2020 - April 15, 2020
Judith Brassard Brown Exhibit
Art Center Gallery, Miriam Hall,
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

March 19, 2020
Dr. Ruth Potee -The Physiology of Addiction
Zecco Performing Arts Center, 4:30pm

March 22, 2020
Handel's Messiah Concert
Mary Queen of the Rosary Church,

March 26, 2020
Academic Symposium & Career Fair
Info Commons,

April 4, 2020 **NEW DATE**
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Info Commons,

April 22, 2020
Public Safety Career Fair
Fuller Activities Center,
10:00am - 2:00pm

April 23, 2020
Day of Giving

May 2, 2020
Music Therapy Alumni
Reunion and Jam
Miriam Hall, Payer Auditorium, 11:00am - 2:00pm

May 9, 2020
The Hanover Theatre, Worcester, 10:00am

May 28, 2020
Alumni & Friends Cocktail Reception Eaton Vance, Boston,

June 15, 2020
11th Annual Golf Tournament
Sterling National Country Club, Sterling,

September 12, 2020
Alumni & Friends Red Sox Event
Fenway Park, Boston,

For more information on these events, please visit our website - www.annamaria.edu
Alumni Standouts

Congratulations to Sharyn Skeeter '82G on recently publishing her debut novel Dancing with Langston.
If you are interested in ordering Sharyn's book, please use this link.
We have also added Sharyn's book to the alumni shelf in the Mondor-Eagen Library.

Reagan Paras '08 was a guest conductor of the mixed chorus at the 60th annual All Cape and Islands High School Music Festival performance at Barnstable High School.

Congratulations to Alex Arriaga '18 for being named the new Veteran's Services Director for the City of Worcester. 
The Men's and Women's Basketball Alumni Game was held on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Thank you to all the alumni who returned to campus and special thanks to Coach Conrad for making this such a special event each year.
Do you have an update to share with alumni? Send it in today! alumni@annamaria.edu
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