Alumni News

Inaugural Alumni in Residence Program

Launched recently 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. On November 9, 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 Race was also interviewed by Bryan Coleman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Business Studies, where she shared 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.

Click here for interview of Candy McGovern Race ’78 and Professor Bryan Coleman.

If you wish to learn more about the Alumni in Residence program, please contact Amy Logue ’01 in the alumni office at alogue@assumption.edu or 508-767-7011.

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Alumni Awards

Assumption College is proud of its Alumni and the contributions they make to their college and their community. Assumption's various Alumni Association awards are explained below.

Outstanding Alumnus/Alumna Award (1994) - Jack L. Bresciani '72

The Award shall be given in recognition of continued enthusiastic service and devotion to the advancement of the Alumni/Alumnae Association; untiring, loyal, outstanding, and unselfish efforts in fostering the ideals, spirit, traditions and growth of Assumption College; and for distinguished achievement.

Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award

Honorary membership in the Association shall be conferred in recognition of outstanding devotion and generosity to Assumption College or the Association.

Outstanding Achievement Award - Fr. Louis Dion, A.A. '35

The Outstanding Achievement Award is given to an Alumnus/Alumna who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in his/her chosen field or interest. Qualifications sought in candidates include, but are not limited to: outstanding leadership skills, community service, business acumen, preeminence in teaching or research, and or entrepreneurship.

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumnus/a Award will be awarded to an alumnus/a of the last ten years with demonstrated professional and civic accomplishments through solid professional advancement, significant contributions in his/her professional field or demonstrated entrepreneurship OR demonstrated service to people, community or church OR supports and embodies the mission of Assumption College and shows dedication to his/her alma mater.

Alumni/Athletics Hall of Fame Award

Entry into the Athletic Hall of Fame shall be based primarily on the athletic prowess of the individual. However, anyone who has made an outstanding contribution to Assumption athletics in any capacity, shall be eligible.

  • Selection shall be made on the basis of playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character and the athlete's contribution to the team or teams on which he/she played, and to Assumption College in general.
  • Selection should not be based on one athletic event or any spectacular play.
  • Selection should not be made on the basis of sentiment or popularity in order to protect the validity and exclusiveness of the Hall of Fame.
  • This award is presented in the fall at Homecoming/Family Weekend.

Please click here for a list of all recipients of these awards >>