Jim Paugh ’77
Jim received the College's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2012. A former member of the College’s Board of Trustees (1993–2011), a President’s Council member (with wife Pat Cahill ’78) since 1999 and chair of the President’s Council since 2000, Jim has been a tireless advocate and supporter of Assumption since his graduation. He has served on numerous committees for the betterment of the College. He’s enjoyed a successful career, primarily in worker’s compensation management, and is president of Workers Comp Analytics in Worcester, where he and Pat also reside.
Paul received the College's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2011. He has served Assumption in countless ways since his days as a work-study student in the Alumni Office in the 1960s. He was a dedicated and popular professor of biology for 36 years (retiring in 2007), including nine years as department chair. He helped design the Testa Science Center and has acted as a tour guide since its 2003 opening. Paul is a previous Alumni Board member and has served on numerous planning, search, and administrative committees for the College.
A Worcester resident, he earned a Ph.D. in biology/biochemistry from Clark University and has served as a research associate in molecular virology at UMass Medical Center since 1992. Paul has presented and published numerous papers in his field through the years. He is a corporator for Worcester’s Girls, Inc., a docent at Worcester Art Museum and teaches in Assumption’s Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE).
Sarah received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2010. A co-chair of the Rhode Island Alumni Club, and admissions ambassador and attendee of numerous College events, Sarah has given generously of her time and support to Assumption over the years. A former President's Council member, Sarah teaches religious studies at Prout School in Wakefield, RI. She and husband Phil reside in West Kingston, RI.