BILLYE AUCLAIR: Anna Maria College is a place where students are really focused on learning and growing.
MARY LOU RETELLE: The founding principles of the Anna Maria education were an excellent education, an affordable education, one with principles of career preparation, and one with innovation in education.
LORI FARRAR: The mission of AMC is to nurture a student so that they're able to go out in the world and be well respected.
DAVID FORSBERG: There's a very personal dimension and investment here at Anna Maria that we put in our students.
BILLYE AUCLAIR: The faculty that teach our online programs are highly qualified. They have been working in the field, whether it be fire science or nursing or the master's in public administration or the MBA program.
MARY LOU RETELLE: They bring both the presence of the commitment of advising and in-class instruction along with that career enhancements and present-day practices.
DAVID FORSBERG: They have the practical skills. They've worked in these jobs. They've succeeded in these jobs. And they pass on not only the material, but they pass on what it takes to succeed.
CHRISTINE HOLMES: And they work really hard to make sure that the students feel like individuals-- respected individuals-- within that learning environment.
JUDY KENARY: Even though the students are studying online, we work very hard here at Anna Maria College to have a direct line with the faculty. We have a direct line with the students.
CHRISTINE HOLMES: The community is very important, because in any learning environment, be it face-to-face or online, a student can get isolated. And it's easy for that to happen. But our teachers are very well aware of the importance of community.
LORI FARRAR: What students walk away with is a sense of a strong education and preparation in their chosen career.
DAVID FORSBERG: You're going to get three things at Anna Maria that you're not going to get at every other program. You are going to get personal attention. You are going to get practical knowledge. And you are going to get a leg up professionally in whatever career path that you choose.
Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.
In addition to the various undergraduate and graduate programs and courses offered at its campus in Paxton, Massachusetts, AMC offers undergraduate and graduate programs online to reach the most diverse group of students possible. Our online programs mirror the close-knit nature of our campus community, with small class sizes that allow for mentor relationships to develop between faculty and students.
To learn more about Anna Maria College, you may visit our on-campus website.