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 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 (you can read the blogs from our previous Fellows at the bottom of this page).
We are pleased to introduce our 2019-2020 Student Fellows.
Lionel Deanes is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is currently a sophomore at Assumption looking to major in actuarial science (although that may change). He is a Resident Assistant in Salisbury hall, an executive board member for the ALANA Network, and a student leader for the men’s vocation group on campus. When he is not busy with his involvement on campus and academics, he loves to work out , hang out with friends, or simply relax while watching his favorite shows.
Grace Gustinis is a junior majoring in International Business. As a member of the Assumption Women’s NE-10 Champion Swim Team, Academic Support Center tutor, student-athlete mentor, and Honors Program Student Representative, she keeps herself very involved in the campus community. Grace is also an Augustine Scholar, member of Eta Sigma Phi (National Honorary Classical Society), CSAA Scholar All-American Honors recipient and NE-10 Academic All-Conference nominee. Grace has previously interned as an assistant analyst in Europe for Trestle Group Ventures, AG based out of Zug, Switzerland. This upcoming summer, Grace plans to intern abroad to further expand her International Business skills.
Sheila Orlando is a senior double majoring in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She hopes to one day have the opportunity to teach high school math. During her time at Assumption she has participated in intramural kickball, and been a member of the game dance team. She is a math tutor in the Academic Support Center and worked with the CSI program. She had the chance to co-chair Assumption’s Relay for Life 2019, and served as a fall Compass Orientation leader. This past summer she studied abroad in Rome with Assumption’s summer program.
Sean O’Rourke is a senior majoring in Accounting and Economics with a minor in Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting. During his time at Assumption, he has had the opportunity to work one on one with fellow Assumption students, working in the Academic Support Center as an Accounting, Economics/Finance, and Management/Marketing tutor. An active student on campus, he is a member of the Accounting Club and a member of Phi Sigma Tau (International Honor Society for Philosophers). Off campus, he works as a pro shop attendant at Tatnuck Country Club, and will begin his career working in the Tax department at Deloitte after his graduation in May of 2020.
Blog posts from our 2018-2019 Student Fellows
Improving the Student-Teacher Relationship, by Devon Joyce
PowerPoint: A Student’s Perspective, by Emily Norman
Waiting for Your Students, by Kelliann Keaney
Feedback on Student Work, by Rose Horell
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