Allen was named an honorary alumnus for his dedication to academic excellence as director of the Academic Support Center since 1992. He oversees more than 50 student tutors offering peer-to-peer tutoring in most every academic discipline. “The College’s support has allowed me to create an environment where students and learn and grow,” said Bruehl. “My work at Assumption can only being recognized in the context of all the work of others because without these people believing in my vision, my work would not be possible.”One of the few Centers with tutors nationally certified at all three levels (basic, advanced and master’s), more than 800 students are assisted annually. Allen has also served the College as its disability service officer, and a long-time member of both the academic policy board and the writing emphasis committee. He also co-founded the first-year program and has made many friends and admirers for his dedication to his craft. He, wife Conni and son Noah live in Westborough.
Dan Jones, assistant professor of accounting, received the Honorary Alumnus Award in 2012 for his devotion and generosity to the Assumption community. A faculty member since 2005, Dan is a member of the President’s Council (since 2009) andhas served the College on several committees. He is a mentor for the baseball team. Dan and wife Margie reside in Needham.
Paul and Gerri received the College's Honorary Alumni Award in 2011 after serving on the Parents Committee for 10 years. During their two-year tenure as Committee co-chairs, parents’ total giving increased from $165,000 to $294,000. All three of their children – Brian ’02, Tim ’05, and Jillian ’10 – are Assumption alumni. The MacKinnons joined the College’s President’s Council, its society of leadership donors, in 1999 and have enjoyed attending the annual dinner at Mechanics Hall. Paul served on the Board of Trustees (2001–10), supported the College at numerous events and also hired several Assumption alumni at Bank of America, from which he retired as a vice president in 2008. Gerri is a learning disabilities teacher at Governor Winslow Elementary School in Marshfield.
Kevin received the College’s Honorary Alumnus Award in 2010. An Assumption faculty member since 1972, Kevin has served the College as faculty respresentative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association since 1988, overseeing academic eligibility for all Assumption student/athletes. An associate professor of geography in the Department of Economics and Global Studies, he has served as the public address announcer at Assumption’s home basketball and football games for more than 20 seasons. Kevin, wife Laurie McCrohon ’87, and sons Patrick and Conor reside in Worcester.