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Alumni Group Awards Sixty-nine Scholarships

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:46 pm on August 5, 2014
IAFSA

Visit the IAFSA website for additional information about scholarships at www.AlumniHouse.org

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 scholarship winners.

IAFSA, a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans. Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests.

This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 68 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.

Two Framingham residents received awards. John McNeil was selected to receive the Cannes Internship Scholarship which makes it possible for qualified students to participate in the Cannes International Film Festival program through an associated one credit course. It was established in 2013 by an anonymous donor. Rebecca Wilson received The Murtaugh Scholarship which was established in honor of her parents by Joan E. Murtaugh, ’61 who taught for 36 years in the Framingham Public Schools. Graduates of any high school in Framingham may apply, with preference given to the offspring of police, fire, or military personnel.

Juliana Marra from Natick received the Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship which was established by ...[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]


Framingham State Name Change

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 11:06 pm on November 4, 2010
Framingham State College changes name to Framingham State University

Will a degree from Framingham State University look better than one from a mere college? And what to do about those who routinely shorten the name to "FSC" ? , (initials which no longer fit!)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - "Framingham State University" is now the official name of the school which has sat atop Bare Hill since 1853.

The school was originally founded in 1839 as a state-funded "Normal School" to standardize, (or "normalize"), the training of teachers in America.

The Normal School was first located in Lexington and then Newton, MA and after outgrowing both locations moved to Framingham where it has flourished and grown for more than a century and a half.

An act which became effective October 26, 2010 changes M.G.L. Ch. 15A, Sec. 5, and creates sub-sections of the law which in addition to renaming (6) colleges, breaks the state's system of higher education into three segments;

  • (i) the university of Massachusetts segment
  • (ii) the state university segment
  • (iii) the community college segment ...[read more]

Talk on Selecting the Right College on Oct. 5th

Filed under: Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland at 7:10 pm on September 11, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The Youth Commission of Temple Beth Am in Framingham will be hosting a free informational session about helping all parents and their college-bound student select the right college.

The presentation will be given by Larry Dannenberg of College Solutions, Framingham.

Among the topics he will address are:

  • How can you identify the "right" college for your child?
  • How can you guide your child to make "smart decisions" in
    preparation of the college application process?
  • What are the myths about admission, required tests and financial aid

The event will be held on Monday, October 5th and begin promptly at 7:45 p.m. at Temple Beth Am, 300 Pleasant Street, Framingham. If you need further information, please call the Temple office at 508-872-8300 or visit the temple website at www.Tempbetham.org (and scroll down to the listing of October events).

There is no charge for the event but families are asked to bring one non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food bank. Everyone is welcome.


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