Our D’Amour Student Fellows program began in the fall of 2017, and has been a wonderful opportunity to partner with students on our campus to promote excellence in teaching and learning. The Student Fellows work with us throughout the year on a number of initiatives, including assistance with our Davis grant, meeting and discussing the student experience with faculty in our New Faculty Orientations and Course Innovation Academy, planning one of our spring Food for Thought events, and writing blog posts for this web site. We are pleased to introduce our 2018-2019 Student Fellows.
Kelliann Keaney hails from from Burlington, Massachusetts and is a double major in Secondary Education and Mathematics. She has really immersed herself in the Assumption community during her time here. She is a head tutor in the Academic Support Center, was an Orientation Leader in 2016 and 2017, has been on two SEND trips, and is co-leading SEND Baltimore this Winter. After graduation, Kelliann hopes to teach math at either the middle or secondary level.
Check out Kelliann’s Student Fellows blog post about the importance of “wait time” in our teaching.
Rose is a junior from Monroe, CT, majoring in English literature with a minor in women’s studies. At Assumption she works at the d’Alzon Library and the Academic Support Center. As a member of the Honors Program she was granted a summer fellowship position in 2018 working on a project titled, “The Diapered Donald: Cartoon Infantilizations of an American President” with Professor Christopher Gilbert. Her passion for reading and creative writing has led Rose to join the MUSE Literary Magazine, in which she recently had two poems accepted for the 2018 edition of the publication. After college she is interested in pursuing a career in publishing.
Devon is a senior from Leominster, MA. She is double majoring in Chemistry and Biology with aspirations to become a physician’s assistant in the field of pediatric medicine. She works as a certified nursing assistant and is a head tutor at the Academic Support Center. Devon is a member of the Honors Program and was elected an Augustine Scholar last spring.
Emily is a junior from Chelmsford, MA. She is majoring in Biology with hopes of pursuing higher education after she leaves Assumption. Over the summer she worked with Professor Lemons in collaboration with Umass Medical School in the Neurobiology department. She is also a tutor at the Academic Support Center and a member of both the cross country and track and field teams here at Assumption College.
You can read below the blog posts from our 2017-2018 Student Fellows.
Building a Community of Learners, by Carly Wheaton
Technology and Your Students, by Jessica Ferronetti
Making History Relevant and Engaging, by Kurt Falter
Mental Health on Campus: What Can Faculty Do? by Tamra Adams