Launched by the Assumption College Alumni Board, the Alumni in Residence program brings a distinguished alumna/us to campus for a full day of interaction with students and faculty.
Candace McGovern Race ’78, the program’s first Alumna in Residence, joined faculty for lunch and an informal discussion, and served as guest lecturer in the Small Business & Entrepreneurship class. That evening, McGovern Race delivered the keynote address on the “Value of a Liberal Arts Education” at the Career Networking Night, which welcomed over forty alumni and about 140 students.
McGovern Raceshared that she benefits from a liberal arts education every day, both personally and professionally. “Assumption prepared me to generally learn that there sometimes isn’t a right answer and that there isn’t always an easy answer, and that no two people always think the same way about how you get to an answer. And I love that process, and that set me up for a very productive and very positive role in the corporate side of financial services. The people I look to hire, and folks I work with - many, many of them are from liberal arts programs. The ability to communicate, to think, and to articulate really adds such dimension to what every technical specialty you are going to develop.”
McGovern Race serves as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management. She has spent about 30 years in financial services marketing, with nearly 20 of them at Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest providers of investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services for individuals and institutions.
If you wish to learn more about the Alumni in Residence program, please contact Amy Logue Gontarz ’01 in the alumni office at 508-767-7011.