Class of 2010 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Provost Frank Lazarus has announced that Alexandria Orlando has been named valedictorian and Brendan Shea as salutatorian of the Class of 2011.

Alexandria Orlando from Red Hook, NY is an accounting major with an Italian studies minor. A member of Omicron Delta Kappa (the Leadership Honors Society) and the Honors Program, Allie studied abroad at Richmond University in Rome, Italy, in the spring of 2010 and interned at Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co. accounting firm in Westborough last summer. She is also a recipient of both the Augustine and Aquinas scholarships and recently received the College’s Departmental Award in accounting.

In her time at Assumption, Alexandria was a resident assistant and a tutor in the Academic Support Center, as well as treasurer and a senator for the Class of 2011. She also served as a member of the Campus Ministry retreat team, an orientation leader, and a Campus Activities Board executive. After graduation, she plans to become a certified public accountant and work as an audit associate for McGladrey.

Brendan Shea is a marketing and history major from Newington, Connecticut. In addition to high academic achievement, including receiving the College’s Departmental Award in marketing and being a founding member of Assumption’s Chapter of the American Marketing Association, Brendan has striven to make a difference in the Worcester community. He has been active in the Reach Out Center, with two years as a service director, mentored first-year students and was a member of the Social Justice Committee. He plans to pursue a career in business.

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