Special Awards



Assumption College


Dr. Russell Quaglia, Nationally Renowned Education Speaker,
Assumption Commencement Speaker

Dr. Russell Quaglia, nationally renowned education speaker and Director of the National Center for Student Aspirations at the University of Maine in Orono, delivered the 85th Commencement Address on Saturday, May 25, 2002. As Director of the National Center for Student Aspirations, Dr. Quaglia has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world, presenting his research based ideas on the importance of student aspirations and motivation.

In addition to appearances on CNN and CSPAN, NBC-TV's Today Show has described Dr. Quaglia as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student aspirations. His work has also been published in such prominent media asThe Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, USA Today, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Education Week, as well as numerous professional journals such as Education Administration Quarterly, Journal of Instructional Psychology, Research in Rural Education, andJournal of Psychological and Educational Measurement.

Dr. Quaglia received his Bachelor's degree from Assumption College, a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College, and a Master of Education and Doctorate from Columbia University, specializing in the area of organizational theory and behavior.



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