Assumption College invites the community to join members of the Tsotsis family and President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D. for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4 p.m. for its newly constructed state-of-the-art learning center that encourages creative thinking, the sharing of ideas and collaboration across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, reflecting the College’s deep devotion to the liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Following the ribbon cutting, the community is welcome to tour the building and enjoy performances of the Assumption College Band or Chorale and interact with students and faculty as they demonstrate how learning is transformed in the new academic building.
In this new 62,000 square-foot building, the enduring ideas of the Western liberal arts tradition intersect with contemporary theories and practices and a love of the performing arts. As the signature building on campus, it integrates academic disciplines such as business studies with the humanities, demonstrating the College’s commitment to educating the whole person. A spacious ballroom with a balcony overlooking the College’s picturesque campus is the site of many meetings, conferences, weddings and other special events.
With outstanding faculty, students eager to grow academically, spiritually and personally and alumni who have proven themselves as men and women of character and leaders in their fields, Assumption has established itself as a leading academic institution. In order to maintain and advance this tradition of excellence, the Tsotsis Family Academic Center was constructed, a new state-of-the-art learning center that encourages creative thinking, the sharing of ideas and collaboration across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, reflecting the College’s deep devotion to the liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual tradition.
A generous donation from the building’s namesakes, Michael Tsotsis, a 1971 Assumption graduate, and his wife, Dorothy, helped to make this new beginning possible. Tsotsis, a former member of the College’s Board of Trustees, and a former chair of the Board’s Institutional Advancement Committee, is proud to aid future generations of Assumption students in realizing their aspirations and living lives of meaning.
"Assumption College provided me with a firm foundation from which Dot and I raised a special family and built a successful business,” Tsotsis notes. “The College’s new academic building will serve as a focal point of learning on campus where students will be challenged and inspired. As an Assumption graduate, I have tried to leave a positive impact on my alma mater, whether through volunteering or encouraging other Alumni to also be supportive of Assumption. Dot and I feel privileged to leave a tangible mark in the history of the College and that our name – our passion for Assumption- will live on through this building.”
Completed in fall 2017, the Tsotsis Family Academic Center embodies Assumption’s belief that our graduates should do more than prepare for a successful career, they must be prepared to lead a good life of compassion and understanding; one that can fully process, and delight in, the richness of the world. The building serves as a tangible example of the education one receives at Assumption College: an education that Lights the way.