- American International College
name = American International College
motto = "
Post Tenebras Lux"
president = Vincent M. Maniaci
established = July 18, 1885
type = private, co-educational
country = US flagicon|USA
website = http://www.aic.edu
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 Massachusettsfrom other parts of Europeand 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
Richard Neal: Member of the United States Congress, (served 1989 - present).
* Jim Calhoun: Hall of Fame basketball coach, first at
Northeastern Universityand then UConn, (coached 1972 - present).
Mario Elie: former NBAguard, (played 1990 - 2001) and assistant coach.
Mike Gravel: former AlaskaSenator, (served 1969 - 1981) and presidential candidate.
* Christopher J. Donelan: Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, (served 2002 - present).
Dae Gak: Zen masterat Furnace Mountainin Clay City, Kentucky.
Bruce Laird (football player): former NFLsafety for the Baltimore Colts, (played 1972 - 1981).
* [http://www.aic.edu/ AIC official website]
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