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FSU Football Celebrates Homecoming with 42-21 Victory over Fitchburg State

Filed under: Schools & Education,Sports by News Staff at 5:10 pm on September 21, 2013
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University football team built a 35-6 halftime lead and overcame three second half turnovers to defeat the Fitchburg State University Falcons 42-21 in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) match-up on the inaugural weekend of MASCAC football.

The Rams improve to 2-1 on the year and 1-0 in the conference, while the Falcons fall to 1-2 overall and are now 0-1 in the MASCAC.

Senior running back Melikke Van Alstyne (Salem, Mass.) had an outstanding day en route to his third straight Calder Award. The Calder Award is presented annually to the most valuable player of the Homecoming Day game in memory of former Ram football captain John Calder. Van Alstyne accounted for 215 of the ...[read more]


Framingham Students Awarded 2013-2014 IAFSA Scholarships

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 5:06 pm on July 29, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni, (IAFSA), is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 scholarship winners.

This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 62 Framingham State University students. Scholarships range from $250 to $2,500. Recipients were chosen based upon their area of study, academic achievement, financial need, hometown, and campus involvement.

Several Framingham residents received awards. Tiana Graham and Molly McKinnon were selected to ...[read more]


Executive Director of Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni Retiring After 25 Years of Service

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 1:31 pm on May 31, 2013
FSU President Timothy Flanagan and retiring IAFSA Executive Director Marilyn Manzella.

FSU President Tim Flanagan and retiring IAFSA Executive Director Marilyn Manzella

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham resident, Marilyn Manzella, Executive Director of the Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA), is retiring after 25 years of service.

IAFSA is a self-governing, non-profit organization established in 1874 by dedicated Framingham State alumni.

Manzella, Class of 1969, joined the staff in 1988 and became Executive Director in 2004.

IAFSA administers funds that provide scholarships for Framingham State students and benevolent assistance for alumni while maintaining the Alumni House for member and community functions. Funding is provided by donations and bequests from alumni and friends. During the 2012-2013 school year, a record 58 students received IAFSA scholarships and awards and eight students received interest-free loans.

At the 2013 Annual Meeting, IAFSA President Kelly Raymond announced that, after 25 years of service, ...[read more]


Sen. Karen Spilka honored by Framingham State University as Citizen Laureate

Filed under: Politics,Schools & Education by News Staff at 9:40 pm on May 22, 2013

[photo] Senator Spilka and Dr. Timothy Flanagan at Framingham State University (5/19/2013)

Senator Karen Spilka and Dr. Timothy Flanagan at Framingham State University, (5/19/2013).

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Sunday morning, May 19th Senator Karen Spilka was presented with the Citizen Laureate Award at the Framingham State University graduate commencement ceremony. The award, given annually to an individual who has consistently supported the University, was awarded to Spilka in recognition of her advocacy on behalf of the MetroWest region.  President Flanagan praised Spilka for her leadership in advancing public transportation and strengthening public higher education in the Commonwealth.

Accepting the award, she remarked on the importance of the University in her career. "In my many years as a MetroWest resident and legislator, I have had a long and extremely rewarding relationship with Framingham State University – we are truly partners in advancing higher education," Spilka said. "FSU is a prime example of what makes my work as a public servant worthwhile: the opportunity to invest resources, creativity and new ideas into an institution that prepares the next ...[read more]


Salute To Framingham Announces 2013 Honorees

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 3:18 pm on January 8, 2013
FRAMINGHAM, MA -'Salute to Framingham', an organization created in 1992 to honor individuals for their outstanding commitment and service to Framingham's youth has announced Sharon Gilbert and Tony Tolson as 2013 honorees.

About the Honorees

Sharon Gilbert is the founder of Timothy's Toy Box, a Framingham based non-profit established in 1997 to help local children in need and distribute toys to them during the holiday season.
Sharon, a Framingham native and Framingham North ...[read more]

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