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Local Students Serving as Leaders of Assumption's Clubs and Organizations

Jan 11, 2021 12:00PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Assumption University

WORCESTER, MA -- The Assumption University Office of Student Activities has announced those who are currently serving as leaders of the University's many clubs and organizations for the 2020-21 academic year. Local students include:

  • Alanna Dooling of Tewksbury (01876), is currently serving as President of the Merely Players. Merely Players is a student-run theater group that produces and performs one show per semester in the University's state-of-the-art Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall.
  • Samantha Surowiec of Tewksbury (01876), is currently serving as President of the Residence Hall Association. The Residence Hall Association oversees the hall councils in each of the residence halls and the events they organize, as well as holds fundraisers and late-night events.
"At Assumption, students have the opportunity to participate in more than 60 groups and organizations on campus that serve an array of interests including leadership, academic interests, club sports, performance, and media," said Sara Swillo Muckian, director of student activities and leadership development. "Student clubs and organizations complement classroom instruction by providing students the opportunity to plan a number of exciting events in which students use their talents and passions, as well as what they have learned in the classroom. In addition, clubs and organizations help to sustain the Assumption traditions beloved by students and alumni alike."

During the fall semester several student groups continued their important work virtually, such as collecting donations to purchase supplies for Veterans and raising money for a local charity that was used to buy Christmas gifts for children in need. These are two of many examples of how these student-run groups give Assumption students outlets to apply classroom knowledge to projects that help better both the campus and Worcester communities, network with professional, and learn important leadership skills.

For more information about Assumption's student activities, visit

Assumption University, founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, is New England's premier university for high-quality education, integrating career preparation and education of the whole person, drawing upon the best in the rich and centuries-long tradition of Catholic higher education. Assumption, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, seeks to provide students with a transformative education that forms graduates who possess critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service. The University offers 34 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, nursing and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs. For more information about Assumption University, please visit
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