In October, The Assumption College community lost a dear classmate, roommate and friend … Colleen Ritzer. We are all saddened by Colleen’s sudden and tragic death, and will forever miss her smile, enthusiasm and friendship.
Knowing how important Assumption College was to Colleen the College is establishing an endowed scholarship in her memory. The Colleen Ritzer ’11 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an Assumption junior or senior math major who plans to teach at the high school level after graduation.
In addition, a tree will be planted on campus and dedicated during a memorial service at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on campus in the spring.
A goal of raising $25,000 has been set to fund these tributes to Colleen. To join the Assumption community in celebrating the life of Colleen Ritzer, you can make your gift online using the link below. Gifts can also be mailed to:
Colleen Ritzer `11 Memorial Scholarship
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Her Assumption education allowed Colleen to pursue her passion for teaching. This scholarship will allow more students to pursue their passions – a great tribute to Colleen.