American International College

American International College

Infobox University
name = American International College

motto = "Post Tenebras Lux"
president = Vincent M. Maniaci
established = July 18, 1885
type = private, co-educational
city = Springfield, MA
country = US flagicon|USA
campus =urban
undergrad =1,273
postgrad =348
website =

American International College is a private, co-educational liberal-arts college located in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts. The college offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including doctorate degrees in education and physical therapy. There are four schools headed by deans that comprise Academic Affairs which is headed by a Vice President: Arts, Education & Sciences; Business Administration; Health Sciences; and Continuing & Extended Studies.


American International College was originally established on July 18, 1885 as the French Protestant College by Rev. Calvin E. Amaron, who sought to create an institution of higher learning that would provide the local French Protestant minority with access to higher education. Over the years the college expanded its admissions program to include women in 1892 and other minorities, who were not of French origin and emigrated to Western Massachusetts from other parts of Europe and Canada. Today, the college is a thriving multi-cultural institution of higher learning which continues to emphasize its commitment to the local community.

Presidents of American International College

Notable Alumni

* Richard Neal: Member of the United States Congress, (served 1989 - present).
* Jim Calhoun: Hall of Fame basketball coach, first at Northeastern University and then UConn, (coached 1972 - present).
* Mario Elie: former NBA guard, (played 1990 - 2001) and assistant coach.
* Mike Gravel: former Alaska Senator, (served 1969 - 1981) and presidential candidate.
* Christopher J. Donelan: Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, (served 2002 - present).
* Dae Gak: Zen master at Furnace Mountain in Clay City, Kentucky.
* Bruce Laird (football player): former NFL safety for the Baltimore Colts, (played 1972 - 1981).

External links

* [ AIC official website]

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