Assumption College Opens New Center for Global Studies
Assumption will formally introduce the College’s new Center of Global Studies with an event that features a panel featuring Assumption alumni discussing how the College’s international internships and study-abroad programs enhanced their career path. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Testa Atrium.
In the new Center for Global Studies, Assumption College’s internationally focused academic and study abroad programs will join together to provide a comprehensive experience for students interested in global learning, in particular, the global studies major and minor. The new Center will help students develop a deeper and more meaningful appreciation of the world and its history, diverse cultures and customs, geography and economics. Professors will provide perspective on what it means to be a true citizen of the world through a wide range of interdisciplinary courses designed to broaden students' horizons while helping them understand how the pieces fit together to create the world we live in.
At the opening celebration of the Center, faculty, international students, graduates of the global studies major, and graduates of Assumption’s Study Abroad and Washington, D.C., internship programs will share how their international experience helped them “become part of something bigger.” Assumption alumni will discuss how their undergraduate international experience helped them understand and engage with the world. The alumni panel showcases how an understanding of the world leads to success in the classroom and broadens career opportunities.
Panelists include Deandra Perricio ‘08, an energy analyst at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission; Sarah Provost ’15, who has worked in the College’s Admissions Office since graduating; Jocelyne Tamayo ’18, a chemist at the pharmaceutical company Johnson Matthey; and Patrick Williams ’12, a production associate at Coulter Partners in Cambridge.
Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College