WORCESTER, MA — The Assumption College Honors Program inducted 61 new members from the Class of 2020 and two from the Class of 2019, including Wilmington’s Evan Sperlinga, on Sunday, October 30, before an audience of administrators, faculty, and families.
The Honors Program at Assumption College is a demanding, in-depth curriculum that seeks to challenge students to achieve their full potential. The Honors Program enables academically gifted students to push themselves and explore their ambitions with other highly motivated students. Students are encouraged to choose courses that focus on their interests and passions, then apply what they’ve learned to real world experiences in the community.
Honors students, most who have only been at the College for a short time, have demonstrated their ambition for success with their engagement inside and outside the classroom and their passion for challenging themselves as well as their peers.
Professor Molly Flynn, director of the Honors program stated, “The College and the Honors Program are excited to welcome so many excellent students, which is designed to challenge them intellectually while also developing them as human beings and providing a community where they can flourish.”
Students apply to the Honors Program when they apply to the College as a high school senior. (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.
About Assumption College
Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College offers 43 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies, through an educational experience grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition coupled with professional programs. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education – exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, and development excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information, please visit http://www.assumption.edu.
(NOTE: The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)
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