Paul ’72 and Beth Tesik
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Christina Graziano ’10
As a first-generation college student, Christina Graziano ’10 thrived at Assumption with the help of merit-based aid. Now, as a successful attorney, she’s endowing a scholarship to boost the next generation of Greyhounds.
Geoff Smith ’66
From rope pulls to life lessons, Geoff Smith ’66 says Assumption helped shape his life. Today, he and his wife, Erika, ensure others have the same opportunity for a quality education through their endowed scholarship.
Patrick Folan ’85
With a gift in his will, Patrick Folan ’85 ensures Assumption can continue preparing students for successful futures, just like it did for him more than 35 years ago.
Professor Emeritus Paul J. Mahon, Ph.D. '66
After more than 40 years at Assumption, Professor Paul J. Mahon decided it was time to make a long-term gift to his alma mater. His gift is a sign of support for the University he loves.
Roger '75 and Sue Dumas
Roger Dumas says Assumption University was one of the greatest influences on his life. See how he is giving back to Assumption so future students can reap the benefits of a quality education.
Thalia Vitikos '77
Thalia Vitikos' Assumption education inspired her to help others in her career as an expressive arts therapist. Today, she's giving back—and serving future students—by making the University a beneficiary of her IRA.
Jeffrey Rawson '01 and Family
Jeffrey Rawson was drawn to Assumption by its warm and welcoming atmosphere. In thanks to those who helped make his education possible, he and his wife decided to include a gift to Assumption University in their future plans.
Ron '69, G '72 and Donna Coderre
See how longtime supporters of Assumption recently made a gift to the Light the Way Capital Campaign as part of a legacy gift in their estate plan.
Raymond J. Legac '65
Raymond J. Legac '65 credits Assumption with spurring a lifetime love of learning. He recognizes his professors — particularly George Doyle, Ph.D., HD'92, and Fr. Georges Bissonnette, A.A., '43, HD'79 — for inspiring his passion as a social studies teacher in the New York City public school system, which spanned three decades from 1971–2001.
John Barnosky, Esq. ‘64
After attending Assumption University, John “Jack” Barnosky went on to study at St. John’s University and New York University Law School, eventually being named one of The Best Lawyers in America in 2012. Jack established an endowed scholarship for current Assumption University students with financial need.
† Domenic Ciancarelli ‘65
Domenic Ciancarelli worked through school to pay for his own education. After becoming successful in glass manufacturing, Domenic decided to leave a gift in his will, saying “Assumption deserves this support since they were so good to me!”
Carolyn Clancy ‘82
Carolyn Clancy studied business management and mathematics at Assumption, while playing field hockey on Assumption University’s team. Carolyn has been named to the Assumption University Alumni-Athletic Hall of Fame, and has received the Jack L. Bresciani ’72 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Carolyn elected to donate money for a scholarship to benefit female student-athletes with financial need, in honor of her parents.
Thalia Vitikos ‘77
Thalia VItikos is a expressive arts therapist, and uses music, art, dance, and poetry to help patients accept, understand, and express their emotions and thoughts. Thalia has decided to include Assumption in her will to establish a scholarship. She is funding the scholarship with her individual retirement account.
William ’92 and Mary Waldron
Will Waldron is the Director of Development at McLean School in Maryland. He and his wife are strong believers in Catholic education, and have decided to include their alma maters in their life insurance policy to provide for the future needs of Assumption University.
Jeffrey ’01 and Jessica Rawson
Jeff Rawson began working for Rawson Materials after graduating from Assumption, eventually becoming president. Jeff believes it is his responsibility and the responsibility of his company to give back to their communities, and was a finalist for the Hartford Business Journal’s Nonprofit Heroes Volunteer of the Year Award. Jeff and Jessica have named Assumption University in their estate plans.