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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]


Retiring Framingham Elementary School Teacher Receives Educator's Award

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:00 pm on June 24, 2014
Pat Towle and Deb Cleveland

Retiring Framingham Elementary School Teacher Pat Towle and Deb Cleveland, Executive Director, Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni, (IAFSA)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Retiring McCarthy Elementary School teacher Patricia Towle of Framingham was honored with this year's Touch the Future Award from the Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA), Adams Road, Framingham. The award's name is inspired by Framingham State alum Christa McAuliffe's oft quoted, "I touch the future, I teach." as well as Christa's innovation and enthusiasm in teaching.

Towle, a 1964 Framingham State graduate, joined the Peace Corps before beginning her teaching career, most of which has been at the Miriam McCarthy Elementary School in Framingham. She opened her classroom to student teachers and maintained a collaborative and creative classroom environment. She inspired students to reach beyond the classroom door and become involved in the community. They witnessed her work on faculty committees to improve curriculum, school climate, and teacher morale. They saw her organize school fundraisers such as fashion or talent shows.

Towle lives and works in Framingham and participated in the Newcomers Club and the Framingham History Center. For several years she served as an enthusiastic IAFSA Board member. She showed her students that a teacher's impact can go far beyond an individual classroom.

She is retiring this June and hopes to spend more time in Maine.

The purpose of this award is to honor and acknowledge teachers who teach teachers; especially those who have contributed to advancing knowledge in a ...[read more]


Where to Find Framingham Sports Info

Filed under: Schools & Education by Randy Harris at 10:33 am on September 7, 2011
Framingham Sports Information (logotype)

www.framingham.com helps you find the best sports information in town!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Back to school also means it's time for many kids to start various fall sports.

Parents, student athletes, coaches and others involved in Framingham sports may be overwhelmed if they have to organize sports schedules -- especially if they have to coordinate between two or more sports -- or for more than one person or team's schedule.

Of course, the best source of info is from the organization which runs the particular sports program.

Most print a schedule that they hand out at the beginning of a season -- but ...[read more]


Alumni Association Announces Framingham State 2011-2012 Scholarships

Filed under: Schools & Education,Uncategorized by Randy Harris at 1:06 pm on July 19, 2011
Alumni House, Framingham State University
Alumni House

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni, ("IAFSA"), a self-governing, non-profit organization established in 1874 which receives and administers funds that provide scholarships and interest-free loans to FSU students, has announced its list of 2011-2012 scholarship winners.

Scholarships, (and loan funding), are made possible by donations, bequests, and rental of the Alumni House.

Scholarships ranged from $500 to $2500.

Verena Lutz and Mariya Dzhyoyeva were the only Framingham residents among the 2011-2012 recipients. Both received a "Dorothy Larned Scholarship" award. The scholarship, which encourages the sharing of international cultures was ...[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]

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