Anna Maria College

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Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College seal.svg
Motto Lux et Veritas
Motto in English Light and Truth
Established 1946
Type Private liberal arts college
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Undergraduates 1100[1]
Postgraduates 332[1]
Location Paxton, MA, USA
Campus Rural; 190 acres (76.9 ha)
Colors Cardinal and White            
Athletics NCAA Division IIIGNAC, ECFC, NECC
Nickname Amcats
Affiliations AAC&U, NAICU, ACCU, NEASC, AICUM, NECC, COWC
Website www.annamaria.edu
Anna Maria College logo.svg
Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College (AMC) is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts college in Paxton, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

Anna Maria College is a private, coeducational Catholic College founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. The school's original campus was in Marlborough, Massachusetts. In 1952, Anna Maria College moved to its present location on a 190 acres (77 ha) campus in Paxton, Massachusetts.

Academics[edit]

There are over 1600 students studying in one of the College's 35 undergraduate or 21 graduate and continuing education programs.[2] Rooted in the traditions of Catholic education,[2] AMC combines liberal arts and sciences education with career preparation. Majors include Art and Art Therapy, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Fire Science, Law, Music and Music Therapy, Nursing, Paramedic Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sport Management.

AMC offers several courses online, including an Bachelor of Science of Nursing program,[3] a continuing education Fire Science program,[4] and a Master's in Public Administration program.[5]

In 2011, Anna Maria College created a School of Business. The School is accepting majors and programs for the Fall Semester of 2012.[6][7]

Anna Maria College is divided among six academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Justice and Social Sciences, the School of Fire and Health Sciences, the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Humanities.[8]

Campus[edit]

The 192-acre (0.78 km2) campus is located in Paxton, Massachusetts (just outside Worcester, MA).

Athletics[edit]

Further information: AMCATS

Anna Maria has 17 Division III athletic teams (the "Amcats") in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) including men's baseball, basketball, cross country, football,golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis; and women's basketball,cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. It is a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Football is played in the EFCC, and field hockey in the NECC.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Common Data Set 2011". Anna Maria College. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.annamaria.edu/aboutamc/fastfacts
  3. ^ Bachelor of Science of Nursing
  4. ^ Fire Science program
  5. ^ Master's in Public Administration
  6. ^ http://www.wbjournal.com/news50748.html?Type=search
  7. ^ http://www.wbjournal.com/news50865.html?Type=search
  8. ^ http://www.annamaria.edu/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°19′45.99″N 71°55′9.69″W / 42.3294417°N 71.9193583°W / 42.3294417; -71.9193583