Katie Galvin ’22: An Internship in the Archives
When looking for an internship, Katie Galvin ’22 sought a unique and educational experience that would further expand her knowledge of American history. This experience came at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH.
“At the American Independence Museum, there is a lot more hidden history about the Revolutionary War that you wouldn’t [find] in the ‘popular places’ in Boston," said Galvin, a Haverhill native who valued the hands-on experience her summer internship provided.
Galvin was excited and inspired to further her knowledge and had the opportunity to do just that, spending her time researching historical figures and places in Exeter during the Revolutionary War and preserving historical artifacts.
The American Independence Museum’s mission is “to engage, educate and excite people of all ages, to understand and celebrate the American struggle for freedom and self-governance and to preserve and share our buildings, grounds and collection so they will be an inspiration for generations to come.” Along with tours, the museum offers a wide variety of educational programs aimed to increase the public’s understanding of history.
The internship provided Galvin with the academics resources she will need for her future education and profession. “For research skills, I learned how to properly research using scholarly articles and more books rather than websites. I also learned how to properly catalog collections items to show what items go to where and how to know where to find them in the museum,” she explained, adding that these skills will help her in the American Studies Seminar she is taking at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester this semester.
After graduation, Galvin hopes to take a gap semester to work and apply for graduate school programs in museum studies.
For the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Presidential Awards and Employee Appreciation Ceremony was held in the Tsotsis Family Academic Center Ballroom on November 16th. During the ceremony, four faculty and staff members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Assumption community.Nov. 22, 2023
Students Dante Bachini ’24 and Katy Cannistraro ’24 Present Research at Annual National Organization for Human Services Conference
The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Conference was held in Alexandria, Virginia, from November 10th through 13th, and Assumption students Katy Cannistraro ’24 and Dante Bachini ’24 both attended and presented their research relating to the field of human services. In addition, Katy Cannistraro ’24 was awarded the NOHS Outstanding Human Services Student Award.Nov. 21, 2023
Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment and behavioral health services throughout Massachusetts, announced today its partnership with Assumption University to create a scholarship program for its employees to complete the university’s clinical counseling psychology master’s program.Nov. 13, 2023
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