Assumption College Alumni Association Honors Four for Dedication, Generosity

During its annual Reunion Weekend, the Assumption College Alumni Association lauded four individuals June 2 for their outstanding devotion and generosity to the College.

The Honorary Alumnus Award was conferred upon Daniel J. Jones of Needham, Mass. A faculty member since 2005, Jones is an assistant professor of accounting and a member of the President’s Council (since 2009). He has served the College on several committees and is a mentor to the baseball team. Professor Jones has endeared himself to countless alumni, many of whom are former students as well as others he has met at various alumni and sporting events.

The Young Alumna Award was given to Amy E. Beadle LaCroix ’02 of Wilmington, Mass., in recognition of her outstanding devotion and generosity to Assumption College and/or the Alumni Association as an alumna who has graduated in the past 10 years. A Class Agent since 2004, LaCroix received the Outstanding GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Class Agent Award in 2010 for leading her class to increases in the amount of donors and money raised that year. She was also named Outstanding Class Agent in 2005. Amy and her husband Jay LaCroix ’00 have supported the College over the years through several alumni events and committees. Co-chair of her 10th reunion, she is associate director of class giving at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Jack L. Bresciani ’72 Outstanding Alumnus Award was conferred upon former Assumption College trustee James J. Paugh III ’77 of Worcester for his continued enthusiastic service and devotion to the advancement of the Alumni Association; untiring, loyal, outstanding and unselfish efforts in fostering the ideals, spirit, traditions and growth of Assumption College; and for distinguished achievement. President of WorkersComp Analytics of Worcester, Paugh is a charter member of the Assumption College President’s Council with his wife Pat (Cahill), Ph.D. ’78, and has been the council’s chair since 2000. Paugh has served on many committees for the betterment of the College, and he coached the cross country teams for several years, earning Northeast-1 Coach of the Year honors in 1986.

The Fr. Louis Dion, A.A. ’35 Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Richard C. DesLauriers ’82, who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in his field of interest. Having spent most of his professional career in counterintelligence, DesLauriers is special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office and has worked for the FBI since 1987. While with the FBI, he has been stationed in Alabama and New York. DesLauriers is a member of the Assumption College President’s Council. He, his wife Christine, and their son Stephen live in Franklin, Mass.

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