Thomas Ross, of Patterson, Inducted into Assumption College Academic Honors Program

WORCESTER, MA (11/12/2019)– The Assumption College Honors Program inducted 68 new members, including Thomas Ross, of Patterson, Class of 2023, on Sunday, November 10, before an audience of administrators, faculty, and families.

The Honors Program, available to students of all majors and interests, provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education that prepares students for successful careers and meaningful lives. The Honors community is designed for those looking for a challenging and holistic educational experience, as well as those looking for social engagement with like-minded classmates. Honors students have exclusive access to the lounge in the new state-of-the-art Tsotsis Family Academic Center as well as opportunities for summer fellowships in which they collaborate with professors and travel scholarships for Assumption-sponsored experiences.

“Assumption’s Honors Program is a select group of students who represent those students who not only pursue, but have achieved academic excellence in their course of study,” said Elizabeth Colby Davie, Ph.D., director of the Honors Program and associate professor of chemistry. “While engaging in this rigorous course of study, Honors students demonstrate leadership and are passionate about using their intellectual gifts to advance their own pursuit of knowledge and make meaningful contributions to world in which we live.”

Qualified high school seniors, students who have excelled in their first semester at Assumption, as well as transfer students are invited to apply for the Honors Program. Honors Program students must maintain a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) in Honors courses, and a 3.25 GPA across all courses.

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Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit