Forestdale Woman Named Orientation Leader at Assumption

Another local student excels in higher ed
Gretchen Lynch, of Forestdale, was selected as an Orientation Leader at Assumption College. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Lynch)

The Assumption College Office of Student Affairs has announced that Gretchen Lynch, of Forestdale, Class of 2019, has been selected among a significant pool of applicants to serve as a 2017 orientation leader.

The Assumption College orientation leaders, guided by the Catholic principles of Assumptionist tradition, are dedicated to supporting and challenging incoming freshmen during their transition to college. Interactive and collaborative experiences during three different orientation sessions in June - led by the orientation leaders - help both students and parents alike reflect on what it means to be an emerging adult in a college atmosphere. Orientation leaders will guide incoming students on their journey of becoming people of critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service.

"The members of the Orientation Staff are elected carefully, and each orientation leader truly represents what it means to be a Greyhound, " says Kaitlin Bevins, Interim Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development. "The relationships they build with the students help promote the strong sense of community and character that Assumption College is founded upon. Orientation leaders work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere that will encourage strong spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth amongst incoming college freshmen."

The Assumption College orientation staff organizes three June orientation programs; each session lasts a day and a half with an overnight component for new students to get a sense of what it will be like to live on Campus. Orientation leaders carefully construct sessions to help students familiarize themselves with the campus, discuss academic interests with advisors, and meet other members of their class.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College offers 43 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies, through an educational experience grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition coupled with professional programs. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education - exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, and development excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information, please visit www.assumption.edu.


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