April 19, 2016
PRESIDENT FRANCESCO CESAREO
We hope our Parent Perspectives email series has provided an engaging look at the many opportunities an Assumption education affords students. Drawing out the potential that lies within each student is a hallmark of the Assumption experience. Our education is more than the accumulation of facts and data or the acquisition of a set of skills – it is devoted to the formation of the whole individual.
An Assumption education touches our students’ minds, hearts and souls, and thereby transforms the very depths of their being. In the classroom, via interaction with the campus and Worcester communities, or through volunteer service, Assumption students learn and grow as people – and become knowledgeable and compassionate global citizens.
The world needs more individuals whose education has contributed to the formation of values and attitudes that expand one’s awareness of the world and cultivate compassion and humanity. The liberal arts should prepare students for a good life, not simply “the good life.” This is Assumption’s main goal.
As the parent of two college students and another who will begin his college search in the next year, I can appreciate the investment you have made, and will continue to make, in the next four years of your child’s life. I want to assure you that Assumption’s faculty and staff are fully committed to encouraging and supporting your child’s intellectual, social and spiritual growth.
I am proud to lead this institution and to welcome you and your child to join us in our tradition of more than one hundred years of excellence in Catholic higher education. There is no higher honor than to help our students find their light and share it with the world. Please take a moment to learn about the achievements of our students. Many seniors have already secured jobs or accepted graduate school offers.
Thank you for your consideration of Assumption College. Please let us know if we can answer any final questions you may have about what an Assumption education means, and what it will mean for your child’s future.
Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D.