WORCESTER, MASS. >> The Assumption College Office of Student Affairs has announced that Amber Welch of Arlington, a member of the class of 2018, is serving as a student-leader in the College's Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2015-16 academic year.

SGA is a student-run organization that represents the undergraduate student body and works closely with College administration to share students' concerns and to support student clubs and organizations. Those students elected to a leadership position in SGA contribute to the vibrant student life climate of the campus community and are encouraged to demonstrate excellence, honor and Greyhound pride.

"As students progress through their four years of undergraduate education, many discover innate leadership skills and utilize them to support lively and positive student-life experiences on campus." said Dr. Catherine WoodBrooks, vice president for student affairs at Assumption. "SGA representatives serve as the voice of the students at Assumption College, an important role as that helps contribute to the College's exceptional academic reputation and student engagement in co-curricular programs. Through SGA, Assumption College is able to respond to and best serve the needs of its students."


"Assumption's SGA is an vital asset to our community," said Patrick Giroux '16, SGA president. We are a close-knit group which advocates for our peers every day to make Assumption the best campus it possibly can be in terms of academic performance, spiritual formation, and growth as contributing members of society. As a popular student leadership organization on campus, we all lead with passion, integrity, and dedication while making a positive impact at Assumption."

SGA is comprised of student-elected members from each class; there is a student senate and a set of officers for each class. Executive officer positions include: president, vice president for financial affairs, vice president for student affairs, vice president for academic affairs, and senate speaker.

About Assumption College

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College offers undergraduate students 42 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs--each through an educational experience that grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students--whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus--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, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.