CONTINUING ALBERTUS’ MERCURY AWARD-WINNING BLOG SERIES ON BLACK BRILLIANCE AND CELEBRATING BLACK EXCELLENCE 365. I am a first-generation Liberian-American, born and raised in Connecticut. I consider myself a Connecticut nomad. My formative years were split between Ansonia and West Haven, as I consider both towns to be my home. I had an unconventional upbringing whichRead More.
Albertus Magnus: Making Private Catholic Colleges Affordable
For many families considering a college education for their upcoming high school graduate, tuition fees are at the top of the list of deciding factors. In a recent podcast, Mike Cardinal of SpringPath, a college-matching service for high school students, sat down for a second interview with Carli Colavolpe, the Admissions Counselor and Athletic LiaisonRead More.
Los Angeles Alumni Chapter Expands To Become Albertus West
It was during President Camille’s visit to Los Angeles, California on January 9, 2019 that the idea of a Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Albertus Magnus College was born. Inspired by President Camille’s enthusiasm about forming a Chapter, and Gio Duaqui’s long-held dream, Gio and Barbara Chesney Schmir, the two alumni attendees, became a committeeRead More.
Jared McKenzie-Smith ’26 is comfortable in his skin
CONTINUING ALBERTUS’ MERCURY AWARD-WINNING BLOG SERIES ON BLACK BRILLIANCE Jared McKenzie-Smith ’26 (he/him) is a current Political Science and Finance major here at Albertus. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Jared attended the University High School of Science and Engineering, which he described as a predominantly white institution. “When I was in high school, I felt likeRead More.
AMC and me, after 50
Contributed by Albertus alumna Frances R. Kondziela ’72, a recent inductee into Albertus’ Golden Society. An abridged version of this post appears in the Spring 2023 edition of From The Hill Magazine. There we are! Starting our first year at Albertus Magnus College, standing in rows on the stately, majestic and yet so beautifully welcomingRead More.
I come as one, I stand as ten thousand – Maya Angelou
CONTINUING ALBERTUS’ MERCURY AWARD-WINNING BLOG SERIES ON BLACK BRILLIANCE For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt that I’ve carried something bigger than me. Like all of us, it could have been my dreams, could have been my ambitions, or perhaps the prayers of generations of women before me. As a child growing upRead More.
Living Up To Her Name
CONTINUING ALBERTUS’ MERCURY AWARD-WINNING BLOG SERIES ON BLACK BRILLIANCE Charisma Prince ‘24 (she/her) is currently a junior at Albertus Magnus College, and is trying to leave her mark. Originally from The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, she is an international student that decided to leave her country for a chance at higher education. With both ofRead More.
MLK Day and Albertus
contributed by Dr. Ross Edwards, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Traditional Undergraduate Program and Associate Professor of History & Political Science On Monday, January 16th, Albertus Magnus College held its third annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Teach-In Day. As in past years, the events this year were focused on understanding the legacy ofRead More.
Bards Annual Publishes Poetry of Albertus English Major
Mikayla Lyston is an English major with an Education minor, graduating in 2023. She was a dual-sport athlete (field hockey goalie and softball catcher), but stopped playing sports after sustaining an injury last Fall. She is also super-involved on campus as an orientation leader. She loves the personalized attention she’s experienced at Albertus. “I loveRead More.
Albertus Humanities Students Shine at Wesleyan Symposium
On November 12, 2022, six students from Albertus Magnus College delivered presentations at a special Undergraduate Symposium in the Arts and Humanities, hosted at Wesleyan University with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The event was organized by Connecticut College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University. It had been rescheduled twice due to the pandemic,Read More.