American International College Alumni

American International College Alumni

Support AIC and make a difference in the lives of students today. http://w2.aic.edu/donate/ The vitality of a college like AIC comes from the students who find friendships and inspiration in their classes; in the young minds transforming through new ideas and exploring possibilities; in the successes they share in the classroom and in the community.

Operating as usual

06/01/2022

The Chicopee City Council has female representation for the first time in nearly twenty years after Mary-Elizabeth Pniak-Costello, MS ’84, MPA ’88, was elected this past November. Now, she's making sure all voices are heard as the crossroads of New England faces a fork in the road. Read her feature from the latest issue of Lucent here: https://www.aic.edu/lucent/2022/05/20/at-a-crossroads/

05/30/2022

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks!

On this day, we express our gratitude to all those who currently serve, have served, and most importantly those fallen defending this country. We thank you!

Criminal justice professor discusses differences between local and Texas gun control 05/27/2022

Criminal justice professor discusses differences between local and Texas gun control

Did you see Professor David Kuzmeski discussing gun laws after recent events in Texas? Read more below:

Criminal justice professor discusses differences between local and Texas gun control Massachusetts versus Texas, we wanted to know what restrictions there are on the federal level.

05/23/2022

MEET-AND-GREET: Dr. Hubert Benitez continues to get acquainted with the community! The African American Female Professors Award Association hosted a meet-and-greet event for the public to welcome AIC's new president Thursday night. Read more about it below:

https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/american-international-college-hosts-meet-and-greet-to-welcome-new-president/

05/16/2022

Presidents Cup is right around the corner!

Sponsorships are on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this year’s tournament, contact us at [email protected] or 413-205-3520.

Register Here:
https://www.aic.edu/president-cup-registration-form/

05/14/2022

2022 Commencement

After just one week, we are still celebrating our newest alums, the c/o 2022. Congratulations!

AIC celebrates 137th commencement ceremony 05/09/2022

AIC celebrates 137th commencement ceremony

137th COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: For the first time since 2019, AIC celebrated its graduates with the return of an in-person commencement ceremony! More than 700 degrees were conferred as families cheered from the stands in the MassMutual Center. Listen to the advice that Valedictorian Donovan Webb wanted to share with his fellow graduates below:

https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/aic-celebrates-137th-commencement-ceremony/

AIC celebrates 137th commencement ceremony Saturday is the day for graduating seniors at American International College in Springfield.

Timeline photos 05/05/2022

Today is Cinco De Mayo, the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. The victory Mexico achieved that day became a symbol of Mexican resistance against foreign domination, and is celebrated as a way to take pride in one’s Mexican heritage. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Witherspoon runs her best life - Arizona Informant 05/04/2022

Witherspoon runs her best life - Arizona Informant

RUNNING THINGS: Whether she is running one of her business ventures or walking down the runway, Lauren Witherspoon '19 is used to taking the lead. She's currently focused on introducing more kids to the sport of lacrosse, which she played at AIC. Read more about how she's taking charge to promote diversity in lacrosse below:
https://azinformant.com/2022/05/02/witherspoon-runs-her-best-life/

Witherspoon runs her best life - Arizona Informant By Dee Ford Byas As she sits back with a cigar, Lauren Witherspoon, 25, describes running her business, running on a lacrosse field, and being a runway model.Born in Riverside, California, and raised in Arizona, the founder/director of the Arizona Youth Lacrosse Association — AYLA — got interest...

Hubert Benitez joins American International College as its 12th president 05/03/2022

Hubert Benitez joins American International College as its 12th president

ON THE AIR: AIC President Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD, has hit the airwaves of Northeast Public Radio! Listen to his interview where he discusses why he joined AIC, what led him here, and the future of the college below:
https://www.wamc.org/news/2022-05-02/hubert-benitez-joins-american-international-college-as-its-12th-president

Hubert Benitez joins American International College as its 12th president He's working on a blueprint for AIC's future as he sees higher education "at a crossroads"

Timeline photos 05/02/2022

Tonight is Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Ramadan fast, and the celebration for those who participated. Eid Mubarak!

AIC men’s hockey team to be honored by Thunderbirds 04/29/2022

AIC men’s hockey team to be honored by Thunderbirds

Our Yellow Jackets had a successful 2021-2022 season, winning the 2021-2022 Atlantic Hockey Conference Championship and making it to the 2022 NCAA Regionals!

Join us at the MassMutual Center for tomorrow nights Springfield Thunderbirds game at 6pm, where our Yellow Jackets will be recognized for their accomplishments!
https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/aic-mens-hockey-team-to-be-honored-by-thunderbirds/

AIC men’s hockey team to be honored by Thunderbirds The Springfield Thunderbirds will pay tribute to the AIC Division I men’s ice hockey team at Saturday night’s game at the MassMutual Center.

Timeline photos 04/26/2022

So happy to welcome Faith Linsky to 1000 State Street and the Advancement team at American International College as the Associate Director of Annual Giving. Faith will bring years of experience in annual giving and be an important part of our future success. Welcome Faith!

Timeline photos 04/22/2022

It’s Earth Day, the day we celebrate the natural beauty of our planet and bring awareness to the climate crises it is facing.

Koffee with Coach Kulzer feat Mark Duclos 04/20/2022

Koffee with Coach Kulzer feat Mark Duclos

Board of Trustees member and President of Sentry Commercial in Hartford, CT, Mark Duclos '83, joins AIC footballs' Coach Kulzer on an episode of Koffee with Coach Kulzer. Check out this epsiode to learn more about Marks' fondest memories while attending AIC!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UFxweV65plM

Koffee with Coach Kulzer feat Mark Duclos On this episode of Koffee with Coach Kulzer we welcome Mark Duclos. Marc graduated AIC in 1983. He is currently the President of Sentry Commercial in Hartfor...

04/18/2022

We are so excited to welcome Kim Gifford to American International College as the new Director of Advancement Services! We are fortunate to have her join our growing team and can't wait to be a part of her new and exciting journey. Our advancement team now counts 7 members with a combined 130+ years of advancement experience!

Timeline photos 04/17/2022

Happy Easter Alums! AIC wishes those who celebrate and your families a wonderful holiday!

Timeline photos 04/16/2022

It's Passover, the Jewish commemoration of the Hebrew’s liberation from slavery in Egypt on the eve of Exodus. AIC wishes our Jewish students and alums a happy Passover festival!

Timeline photos 04/15/2022

Today is Good Friday! The day Christians observe the crucifixion of Jesus before Easter Sunday.

Record-setting swimmer Marcella MacDonald will be honored at AIC commencement May 7 04/13/2022

Record-setting swimmer Marcella MacDonald will be honored at AIC commencement May 7

Less than a month away, AIC's in-person commencement will return to the MassMutual Center on Saturday, May 7.

This year's speaker is none other than International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and AIC alumna Marcella MacDonald! She is the record-holder among American women for solo crossings of the English Channel. Read more about this year's ceremony and MacDonald below!

https://www.masslive.com/news/2022/04/record-setting-swimmer-marcella-macdonald-will-be-honored-at-aic-commencement-may-7.html

Record-setting swimmer Marcella MacDonald will be honored at AIC commencement May 7 Benitez takes over his duties this month.

Timeline photos 04/10/2022

Today is Ram Navami, the Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ram, who is believed to be the seventh incarnation of Vishnu.

Timeline photos 04/08/2022

Across the nation students of all ages are standing in solidarity with their classmates who are members of the LGBTQ community. But even if you’re no longer a student you can still stand alongside them.

Timeline photos 04/07/2022

This evening marks the beginning of Yom HaShoah, a day long period of remembrance for the millions of Jewish lives lost during the Holocaust. We remember so that history never repeats itself.

#HolocaustRemembranceDay

04/07/2022

Thank you. Athletics Giving Day was an amazing success thanks to all the support we received. The results are still being finalized, but together at least 1,157 total donors helped us surpass our goal and raise $201,619. This couldn't have been done without every single person who supported us in any way.

04/06/2022

We are over SIX FIGURES in donations raised!

We are grateful for all who have contributed, but the jobs not done!

Head over to agd.aic.edu to help each of our athletic programs reach their goals. 🐝

04/06/2022

IT'S OFFICIAL: We've surpassed $50,000 in donations! Thank you to those who have given thus far! Join us at agd.aic.edu to support our athletes!

04/06/2022

IT'S ATHLETICS GIVING DAY:
Athletics Giving Day has just begun and we already have our first donors!

Join Matt "OG" '85 and Jackie '85 Johnson in supporting our student-athletes!

Visit agd.aic.edu today and help !

Timeline photos 04/02/2022

Today is the beginning of Ramadan, the Holy Month of fasting, introspection, and prayer for our Muslim Students & Alumni.

As referee, retired educator, 89, helps players learn about sport and life 04/02/2022

As referee, retired educator, 89, helps players learn about sport and life

BE WHO YOU NEEDED: Athletics Giving Day is more than just giving. It's about making an impact!

AIC alum Robert Houle '59 has spent more than forty years educating youth in the classroom and teaching life lessons through sport. Read more on Robert Houle's philosophy regarding the correlation between sport and life within the link below.

Join us, Wednesday April 6th, as we continue to impact the lives of our student-athletes!

https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/As-referee-retired-educator-89-helps-players-learn-about-sport-and-life-/-3/382/45404

As referee, retired educator, 89, helps players learn about sport and life BENNINGTON, Vt. — Robert Houle jumps at the chance to be a referee because it combines sports and working with youth. A retired educator, Houle, now 89, w

"When The Clock Stops" (Short Documentary Film) 03/31/2022

"When The Clock Stops" (Short Documentary Film)

The countdown for Athletics Giving Day has officially begun! Alum Jessie Darnell ‘21 and current senior Sara Guntin ’22 effectively display the true meaning of through their newly released documentary “When The Clock Stops.”

These experiences mentioned within this film, showcase how impactful your gift will be for our athletes!

Join us on April 6th to !

You can make an early gift at https://www.aic.edu/give/donate/!

"When The Clock Stops" (Short Documentary Film) Special Thanks to AIC and AIC Football Team and National Scouting Report Directed & Edited By Jessie DarnellSara GuntinIntro Music By:Cam Blair Better Day's ...

03/29/2022

TUTU LECTURE SERIES RETURNS: After a two-year hiatus, AIC's annual Desmond Tutu Public Health Awareness Lecture Series will finally return on Wednesday, April 6!

Robert Roose MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Medical Center, presents: “Can You Hear Me Now? Loneliness, COVID, and Social Connectivity.” This presentation will cover topics such as COVID-19 and mental health. All AIC alums are encouraged to join! To RSVP for the Zoom link visit: https://businesswest.com/blog/aic-welcomes-dr-robert-roose-to-desmond-tutu-public-health-awareness-lecture-series/

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