Recognized for service

Assumption College was recognized twice in one week for its contributions to the education of youngsters in the Worcester community. Assumption was one of several Worcester schools and programs presented with a certificate of recognition for sponsoring and supporting the Worcester Public School summer school programs. President Francesco Cesareo and Executive Assistant for Government & Community Relations Paul Belsito accepted the award on the College’s behalf.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to have this great group of partners in our community,” Dr. Sergio Paez, Director of English Language Learners Program for Worcester Public Schools, told the Council during the presentation of the certificates at a Worcester School Committee. “Thank you for this opportunity and for allowing our students to be part of the community.”

The Worcester Diocese also commended Assumption for its commitment to Catholic schools. Assumption has hosted the annual Catholic Schools Science Fair, participated in the Adopt a Student and Technology Days programs and assisted with teacher development.

“We’ve been so grateful for the ongoing support and guidance we’ve received from Assumption College and so proud of the things we’ve worked on together. Our partnership has touched on nearly every aspect of the work we do and serves as a wonderful model for other such pairings” enthused Delma Josephson, superintendent of catholic schools in the Diocese of Worcester.

“The liberal arts education that Assumption provides encourages our students to discover the importance of civic as well as personal responsibility and of the need to give back to one’s community,” said Cesareo. “We strive to help form men and women of character who will have a positive impact on society and see our partnership with local schools as a natural outgrowth of that mission.”

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