Choosing their Paths

Assumption College is a founding member of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a nationwide network intended to expand the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation on college campuses. NetVUE is a new initiative of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), a national association of more than 600 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities. NetVUE is supported by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

“We’re delighted to be counted among the founding members of NetVUE,” said Interim Assumption Provost Fred Travis. “Assumption faculty long have encouraged students to think beyond the basics of a job description and ask ‘how can I make a difference in this world?’ Such questions are at the heart of building lives of purpose. We look forward to engaging our colleagues across the country in a rich conversation about helping young people find meaning in their lives and work.”

Data collected by the Lilly Endowment indicates that structured programs, those that encourage and guide students in a theological exploration of vocation, help young people draw on the wisdom of their faith traditions as they make decisions about the future and determine how to lead purposeful lives.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews