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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]


Fifty Scholarships Awarded by IAFSA

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 12:18 pm on July 12, 2012
Alumni House, Framingham State University

Alumni House, home of IAFSA

FRAMNGHAM, MA - The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 scholarship winners.

IAFSA 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, bequests, and rental of the Alumni House.

This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 50 Framingham State University students.   Scholarships range from $250 to $3,000.

Two Framingham students, Gilana Telles and Tamara Rosario, were selected to receive the new Murtaugh Scholarship. The Murtaugh Scholarship honors the memory of former Framingham residents Thomas H. and ...[read more]


DeSouza Hat Trick Puts FSU Women's Soccer 4-2 Over Clark

Filed under: Schools & Education,Sports by News Staff at 6:40 pm on September 26, 2011
Isabela DeSouza, FSU RAMS Women's Soccer (2011 photo)

Framingham State Freshman Forward Isabela DeSouza hat trick leads FSU Women’s Soccer to 4-2 win over Clark University.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Freshman forward Isabela DeSouza (Framingham, Mass.) notched her first collegiate hat trick in a four minute span during the game's final 5:24 to lift the Framingham State University women's soccer team to a 4-2 come from behind victory today over Clark University in non-conference action at Maple Street Field.

With the win, the Rams even their season record at 4-4, while the Cougars fall to 2-6-1.

Clark had an opportunity to score first just over two minutes into the game as senior Sara Conway (Lynn, Mass.) sent the ball through to Hannah Moriarty (Millbury, Mass.).  Moriarty scored what appeared to be the game’s first goal, but the goal was waved off on an offsides call. The first of 11 offsides that Clark was called for in the game.

Clark had several other opportunities to take the game’s first lead including a header from Conway that hit the crossbar and bounced in front of the net, but FSU goalkeeper McKenzie Vershon (Chicopee, Mass.) was able to control before it bounced into the net.

With 13:39 remaining in the first half, the Rams were able to break the 0-0 tie.  Freshman Marisa Parent (Revere, Mass.) fired a long shot on net, that Clark goalie Audrey Eisemann (Worcester, Mass.) deflected away, but sophomore Marissa D’Angelo (Whitman, Mass.) was ...[read more]


Sannicandro Encourages High-Schoolers to Go Public!

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 1:43 pm on September 23, 2011
Go Public! / Massachusetts public universities and colleges

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Framingham High School - Learn what UMass and other Massachusetts public universities and community colleges offer.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Representative Tom Sannicandro, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education, is hosting Go Public!, an event geared toward students and parents interested in learning more about what public universities and colleges offer. Go Public! will take place Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Framingham High School, 115 "A" Street, Framingham, MA.

"We have a terrific public higher education system in Massachusetts," Rep. Sannicandro said. "This event will show our young people and their families how much our public universities can offer."

Go Public! will focus on helping students understand the transition to higher ed while also providing resources for parents. There will be ...[read more]


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