Assumption College Inducts 60 Into Prestigious Academic Honors Program
Dec 11, 2017 08:11AM
By Theresa Gilman
(Editor's Note: the
following information was provided by Assumption College.)
WORCESTER, MA -- The Assumption College Honors Program inducted 60 new members from the Class of 2021 on Sunday, October 29, before an audience of administrators, faculty, and families. Local students included:
Nicole Turgeon of Dracut
Housed in the new, state-of-the-art Tsotsis Family Academic Center, which features student study spaces, a lounge and spaces for collaboration, Assumption's Honors Program offers a demanding, intensive curriculum designed to foster academic engagement inside and outside the classroom. Whether students major in the liberal arts, business, or professional studies such as education or human services and rehabilitation studies, the Honors Program enables students to explore their capabilities with peers who are similarly motivated.
"Through their rigorous course of study, Honors students make significant contributions to the academic life of Assumption College," said Director of the Honors Program and Philosophy Professor Molly Flynn. "Students in this select and competitive program are formed as intellectuals who will become leaders in their field of study and individuals who are compassionate about using their intellectual gifts and talents to better their communities."
Outstanding students who have demonstrated academic excellence in standardized test scores, rank in class, engagement inside and outside the classroom, and a passion for learning comprise this select program at the College.
The Honors Program reflects the mission of the College by providing a curriculum that offers a high quality liberal education, in-depth disciplinary, professional and opportunities to contribute to the community, and a basis for a meaningful personal, professional, spiritual, family, and civic life. It enables students to explore connections among their courses, and also between their courses and life. The program promotes intellectual friendship and discourse while providing a common, intensive learning experience inside and outside the classroom.
Students apply to the Honors Program when they apply to the College as high school seniors. (Those students who demonstrate academic excellence during their first semester at Assumption are also welcome to apply.) The College then reviews a number of criteria: standardized test scores; class rank; engagement inside and outside the classroom; demonstrated passion for learning; and grade point average (GPA). Students must maintain a GPA of 3.25 in Honors courses, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.