Nantucket Student Serving in Leadership Position of Assumption's Latin Dance Club

Another local student makes us proud...

WORCESTER, MA (03/01/2019)-- The Assumption College Office of Student Activities has announced that Jamielya Shaw, of Nantucket, is currently serving as president of the Latin Dance Club for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Latin Dance Club is an instructional level club whose members learn and promote Latin-inspired dance within the Assumption Community in addition to performing annually during the Latino Festival, Step and Dance Competition, and Multi-Cultural Day. Membership is open to all students regardless of experience and heritage.

Assumption offers nearly 60 clubs and organizations that provide students the opportunity to network with professionals; take on leadership roles; and apply classroom knowledge to better the community. The student-run clubs appeal to a variety of interests and include offerings such as academic clubs (psychology, neuroscience, etc.); media (College television station, literary magazine and student newspaper); athletics, and many more.

"Student involvement is an important aspect of personal and professional growth at Assumption," said Kaitlin Bevins, director of student activities and leadership development. "Engagement in one or more of the wide array of student clubs and organizations encourages students develop their leadership skills and discover their passion. Participation outside the classroom, in community and social settings, also helps them hone their talents and skills and builds confidence."

Learning at Assumption happens inside and outside the classroom, in the local community and beyond. In addition to the strong academic curriculum, the variety of clubs and organizations promote the importance of social, recreational, academic, and cultural activities among the student body. Joining clubs on campus gives students the chance to hone their leadership skills, meet new friends, network with faculty and staff, and perhaps find one's future vocation.

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Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 35 majors and 47 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-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, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on