Assumption College Receives ‘Exceptional’ Grant for New Building
New England Council member Assumption College recently announced that it has received a $1 million grant from the George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, MA. The grant is one of the largest the Trust has ever awarded to a school Assumption’s size and will go towards the construction of the college’s new state-of-the-art academic building.
Assumption held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new academic building on its Worcester campus earlier this spring. When completed, it will be over 60,000 square-feet and will house Assumption’s business studies department. In addition to 13 high-tech classrooms, the building will include several seminar rooms, common study areas, a multi-purpose space, and faculty offices, as well as a 400-seat performance hall and a rehearsal room. Officials from the Alden Trust told school leaders that they chose to award the “exceptionally large grant” because they felt that the new facility will play a “pivotal role” for students and faculty at the school. The building is scheduled to completed and ready for students sometime in the fall of 2017.
“On behalf of the students and faculty whose academic experience at Assumption College will be enhanced by the new building and its many amenities for our community, we are grateful to the George I. Alden Trust for recognizing the importance and value of what will become a focal point of our mission and the intellectual life on our campus,” said Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D. “As I shared during the groundbreaking, this building not only meets the College’s needs and aspirations, but also fulfills the dream of the Venerable Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon, founder of the Augustinians of the Assumption, to provide opportunities where a number of disciplines meet and complement one another, where true wisdom is derived by delving into one’s course of study.”
The New England Council congratulates Assumption College on the new building and looks forward to the opportunities it will offer all in the Assumption community.