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March 2023

Getting Answers: local impact of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse (

President Biden assures Americans the US banking system is safe after the Silicon Valley Bank collapse. AIC Economics Professor John Rogers says banks were forced to keep higher capital ratios to withstand these kinds of shocks.

 Western Mass News – March 13, 2023 


Women’s hockey coach Brian Durocher retires: a look at his legacy – The Daily Free Press

Brian Durocher, the heart, and soul of Boston University women’s hockey since the inception of the Division I program, has recently retired. Fresh off graduation, Durocher used this natural talent behind the bench as an assistant coach at American International College from 1978-80.

The Daily Free Press – March 13, 2023

Colleges start new programs (

AIC launches new Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Inside Higher Ed – March 14, 2023 


Athol Daily News – Memorial service planned for Rabbi Robert Sternberg Rabbi Sternberg, 73, died suddenly on Jan. 31 at his home in Sun City, Arizona. He had been the director of the Holocaust Information Center in Springfield and taught Holocaust history and literature at Westfield State University and American International College.

Athol Daily News – March 14, 2023 


Picture This – BusinessWestAmerican International College (AIC) welcomed representatives from Holyoke Community College (HCC) to its Springfield campus on March 2 to celebrate a transfer agreement they signed last summer and brainstorm ideas for future partnerships.

BusinessWest – March 15, 2023 


Economic impact of Silicon Valley Bank failure | WWLP

AIC economics Professor John Rogers says Silicon Valley Bank couldn’t cover withdrawals. However, with actions taken by federal leaders over the weekend and the fact that people’s deposits are insured up to $ 250 thousand, he feels confident that it’s still safe to use banks.

WWLP – 22News – March 15, 2023 


Principal Timmy Allen to leave Birchland Park Middle School (

After 10 years as principal at Birchland Park Middle School, Timothy Allen will be leaving East Longmeadow Public Schools at the end of the 2022-2023 school year to become an associate professor of education at American International College (AIC) in Springfield.

The Reminder – March 15, 2023 



The Rapid City Rush, a proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames announced that the team has signed rookie forward Blake Bennett. Bennett recently completed his senior season at American International College, where he scored 22 goals to go with 13 assists during the 2022-23 campaign. He has led AIC in goals and points in each of the last two seasons. – March 7, 2023 


AIC Welcomes HCC Officials for Tour, Brainstorming Visit 

American International College (AIC) welcomed representatives from Holyoke Community College (HCC) to its Springfield campus on March 2 to celebrate a transfer agreement they signed last summer and brainstorm ideas for future partnerships.

Business West – March 7, 2023 


AIC launches new programs to meet workforce demand 

American International College announced Wednesday that it is launching three new programs to meet workforce needs.

Western Mass News – March 8, 2023 


WWLP – 22NEWS: How to protect yourself traveling internationally during spring break | WWLP

Following startling deadly incidents in Mexico, travelers are being reminded of how to prioritize their safety. With spring break being such a popular travel time, local college students also emphasize the need for safety.

WWLP – 22News – March 8, 2023 


Western Mass News: Town by Town: ‘Woody Wednesdays’ therapy dog, Rail trail bridge work, ‘Storm-Ready’ award 

It’s “Woody Wednesday” over at American International College in Springfield. AIC admissions agree that they look forward to Wednesdays because of a weekly visit from a furry friend.

Western Mass News – March 8, 2023 

American International College Launches New Programs to Meet Workforce Needs  

The School of Business, Arts, and Sciences at American International College (AIC) has begun recruiting students for three new academic degree programs designed to prepare students for fields in high demand. Launching in the fall of 2023, these new offerings expand AIC’s academic portfolio of more than 40 interdisciplinary programs grounded in the liberal arts.

Business West – March 9, 2023 


AIC student reflects on internship with Healey campaign (
Rose McCaffrey, a senior at American International College, interned with the campaign of Gov. Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll.

The Reminder – March 2, 2023 


February 2023

AIC athletes volunteer as Springfield Symphony Orchestra jazzes things up with ‘Mardi Gras!’ concert 

Isabella, left, and Nina Gamelli, members of the American International College Women’s Soccer Team, volunteered at the “Mardi Gras!” pops concert at the Springfield Symphony Hall on February 25

MassLive – February 26, 2023 


Podcast 413: DEIB Means Everyone is Welcome – Holyoke Media

AIC ODEIB Director Bianca Figueroa-Santana is passionate about advocating for and supporting students with diverse backgrounds.

Podcast 413: Holyoke Media – February 28, 2023 


AIC looks to address workforce needs

President Hubert Benitez’s Op-Ed on how higher education needs to focus on helping create a workforce that is ready for a post-pandemic reality

The Republican Outlook 2023 


Is a cannabis science degree right for you?

A cannabis science degree can offer graduate or undergraduate students a course program oriented towards a specific career path in cannabis. AIC’s master’s provides students with an understanding of the basic science, business, and legal issues of the cannabis industry. – February 21, 2023 


Retired AIC Prof addresses rising tensions one year after start of Ukraine war

Gary Lefort, retired AIC Associate Professor of International Business, told 22News, “I don’t think there’s any question that we could possibly be going into a new cold-war era.”

WWLP – 22News – February 21, 2023 

Economics Professor John Rogers weighs in on high-interest rate concerns after stocks drop

John Rogers is a professor of economics and finance at American International College (AIC) who says the economy is still strong, with consumer spending holding up and the unemployment rate low.

WWLP-22News – February 22, 2023 


Mother sues Northampton over daughter’s suicide in a case professor says could take years

Dr. Jennifer Feitel, assistant professor of criminal justice at American International College, says, “It’s going to take the courts to take a look to see what other precedents have taken place across the country and compare that result on the fee that was assessed for the victim or victims’ family…It could take years to develop because of tracking, especially from the schools.

Western Mass News – February 22, 2023 


Earthquake Relief Efforts by AIC Grad Student a Success

Busra Yanbul, a graduate student in mental health counseling at American International College (AIC), raised more than $5000 and 200 large boxes of donations to be flown to earthquake-ravaged Turkey and Syria.

Reminder Publications – February 21, 2023 


Grad student from AIC helps Western Mass nonprofits gather items for earthquake victims

“We are currently collecting thermoses, flashlights, batteries, blankets, winter clothing, liquid baby formula, and diapers,” said Yanbul, who is a graduate student at American International College in Springfield.

New England Public Media – February 10, 2023 


Professor John Rogers answers: Is Valentine’s Day ‘sticker shock’ holding consumers back from spending?

“I think people are just like everything else, they are worried about paying a lot more for what they used to take for granted,” said John Rogers, AIC Professor of Economics. “On the other hand, it looks like people are going to spend money.”

WWLP 22News – February 11, 2023 


Military expert and AIC Professor Emeritus Gary Lefort discusses the takedown of an unknown flying object over the coast of Alaska

Gary Lefort, a retired U.S. Army officer and professor at American International College explained, “Before the incident, they were somewhat strained due to, in part, the covid pandemic and China’s role in that. But I think since the incident it has not improved but obviously has deteriorated.”

Western Mass News – February 10, 2023 


Dr. Hubert Benitez, A Leader in Five Core Values

Dr. Hubert Benitez, the current president of American International College, is a former dentist from Colombia who returned to the US to pursue a career in higher education. He is committed to AIC, an institution whose core values – access, opportunity, diversity, community, and belonging – are aligned with his own.

Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine – February 2023 


AIC Alum Stefania Raschilla is a Finalist for West Springfield School Superintendent

The final stage of the West Springfield school district’s search for a new superintendent of schools is underway. Finalist Stefania Raschilla holds a master’s degree in reading from American International College.

MassLive – February 13, 2023 


Getting Answers: AIC prof addresses difficulties of investigating school hoax threats

“We need to be more proactive and to act on these threats or these hoaxes, have the public servants get involved, have families get more involved, and even here in higher education, we can get more involved,” said AIC Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Jennifer Feitel. “This is nationwide.”

Western Mass News – February 14, 2023 


West Springfield selects AIC alum Stefania Raschilla as new superintendent of schools

The West Springfield School Committee selected Stefania Raschilla as the new superintendent of schools in a unanimous vote. Raschilla holds a master’s degree in reading from American International College.

MassLive – February 15, 2023 


AIC student helping collect donations for those impacted by Turkey, Syria earthquake

… she also contacted the president of AIC just days after the earthquake hoping to get help spreading the word. Yanbul said the response was immediate.

Western Mass News February 15, 2023 


Business West Names AIC Alum Henry Thomas to Difference Makers Class of 2023

For 15 years now, BusinessWest has been recognizing the work of individuals, groups, businesses, and institutions through its Difference Makers program, with one goal in mind: to show the many ways one can, in fact, make a difference within their community.

BusinessWest – February 16, 2023 


Urban League of Springfield President and AIC Alum Henry Thomas Named a Difference Maker

Thomas chose a different course after his graduation from AIC in 1971: he got to work on his master’s degree (at AIC); married Dee, his wife of 51 years; and went to work for the Urban League.

BusinessWest – February 16, 2023 


AIC Alum Nicholas Maratea Speaks Returns to Campus to offer Real World Knowledge

Massachusetts State Trooper and American International College alumnus Nicholas Maratea, who earned his MBA at AIC in 2017, recently visited campus to speak with Professor Gary Boisseau’s “Introduction to American Politics” classes regarding the Fourth Amendment, which deals with search and seizure.

BusinessWest Picture This – February 15, 2023 


Amid Enrollment Challenges, AIC and other Colleges Stress Culture, Support

With high-school graduation numbers down in the U.S. and college enrollments following suit, AIC President Hubert Benitez says higher-education institutions must take a multi-pronged approach to enrollment management and their “overarching value proposition.”

Business West – February 3, 2023 


Military expert and retired AIC professor Gary Lefort discusses the takedown of the Chinese surveillance balloon by U.S. Fighter Jets

President Biden claimed he wanted the balloon down on Wednesday. Gary Lefort, a retired associate professor at American International College and retired U.S. Army officer agrees with the president’s original plan.

Western Mass News – February 6, 2023 


American International College recently appointed Bianca Figueroa-Santana as director of its newly-created Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

Said college president Hubert Benitez, “…By continuing to work together, we will transform the AIC climate to ensure we create an environment where we all belong and can thrive.”

MassLive People in Business – February 6, 2023 


AIC student collecting donations for those affected by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

After the strike of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this week, an American International College (AIC) graduate student is finding ways to help those left homeless, without food or water, and with very few resources available.

WWLP-22News – February 9, 2023 

January 2023

AIC Criminal Justice Professor Emeritus Reacts to Deadly Holyoke Mall Shooting

AIC Professor Emeritus David Kuzmeski emphasizes how the suspect can be charged with first-degree murder even if the bystander wasn’t the intended victim in the shooting. 

Western Mass News January 30, 2023 


AIC alum Stefanie Raschilla, chief instruction officer for Springfield Public Schools is a finalist for Superintendent in West Springfield.   

School Committee members plan to hire a new superintendent in mid-February, after announcing educators from Longmeadow, Springfield, and Windham, CT, as the three finalists for the post. Raschilla has a master’s degree in reading from American International College. 

The Reminder – January 25, 2023 

Library leader and AIC alum writes final chapter after 25 storied years in West Springfield

Library Director Antonia Golinski-Foisy cleaned out her desk when she retired earlier this month.  She graduated from American International College in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. 

The Reminder – January 25, 2023 


AIC Receives Grant to Expand Diversity Objectives

The 2022 Flexible Funding Grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will support the establishment of an Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging on campus to lead and facilitate the College’s DEIB Plan 

El Sol Latino – January 2023 


AIC Economics Professor Offers Insight on the US Reaching a Nearly $31.4 Trillion Debt LimitProfessor Rogers says when it comes to the debt ceiling, it’s important to understand this is a limit on existing debt, not about taking on new debt. 

WWLP22News January 19, 2023 


Rescued from Texas, Woody the therapy dog visits AIC staff on Wednesdays

On Wednesday, January 18, the opening day of the spring semester, Woody, the on-campus therapy dog at AIC, visited the admissions office. Before the pandemic even started, he started going to administrative offices. 

WWLP-22News on January 20, 2023 


AIC alum Bart Barown named new deputy police chief of Torrington, CT

Barown…had already graduated from American International College in Springfield, Mass., where he earned a degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.  

The Register Citizen/NewsTimes – January 20, 2023 


DB Terrell Wallace Jr., American International College is Named Tropical Bowl Scrimmage Standout

Guys who just missed the regular Tropical Bowl roster got to compete in a two-day practice and scrimmage format in front of scouts from across the professional football ranks. 

CBS Sports – January 21, 2023 

AIC hosts COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic as FDA Considers New Vaccination Guidelines

Millions of COVID-19 vaccines have been given since December 2020. And at AIC Monday, several students received booster shots for protection against emerging variants.WWLP-22News January 23, 2023


AIC Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program Recognized

The Division of Exercise Science at AIC graduate strength and conditioning program was approved for continued recognition through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

MassLive Business Monday – January 2, 2023


AIC Receives Davis Foundation Grant

AIC will use the grant funds to create the mechanism for a five-year plan headlined- AIC reimagined-establishing an office of diversity, equity inclusion, and belonging.

WWLP-22News – January 3, 2023


What Experts Have to Say About Massachusetts’ Four-Percent Surtax on High-Earning Households

John Rogers, an AIC economic professor, questions why the surplus tax revenue split up last year to about 3.6 million taxpayers wasn’t kept for public education and transportation services.

WWLP-22News – January 4, 2023


AIC alum Michael Richard is a finalist for Chicopee school superintendent

The chairwoman of the School Committee’s Superintendent Search Committee announced the finalists, Alvin W. Morton, Michael J. Richard, and Marcus L. Ware.

MassLive – January 5, 2023


Western Mass Players Feel Lucky as Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $1 Billion

Professor of economics at American International College John Rogers said two factors lead to these big payouts. The first is to make the lottery more attractive with a big jackpot to draw people in.

Western Mass News – January 6, 2023


Western Mass News Getting Answers with Dave Madsen – Featuring Dr. Hubert Benitez

Dr. Hubert Benitez, the 12th president of American International College, discusses the challenges facing small colleges and his plans to meet those challenges.

Western Mass News Getting Answers – January 8, 2023 


AIC Alum and Trailblazing World War II SPAR Mary Stewart Passes Away at 101

Shortly after she received her bachelor’s degree from American International College, Stewart’s first duty station in the US Coast Guard Women’s Reserve — called the SPARs — was in Florida, where she taught business courses to military secretaries. January 8, 2023


AIC Hockey Players Share How Sports Changed Their Lives

AIC hockey players Reggie Millette and Blake Bennett addressed about 700 students about overcoming hardships in life through sports and education.

WWLP-22News – January 9, 2023


AIC Receives Second Grant to Expand Scope of Diversity, Equity Objectives

American International College (AIC) announced it has received a $35,000 grant from the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation which will assist in establishing an Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) on campus.

Business West – January 9, 2023


AIC Names Lou Conte as Head Coach of Football Program

Conte, a native of Western Massachusetts, returns to Springfield after serving as interim head coach at NCAA Division I (FCS) The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina this past season. In advance of that appointment, Conte was The Citadel’s offensive coordinator for six seasons. – January 11, 2023


American International College Names New Head Football Coach

Lou Conte has been named head coach for the American International College football team.

WWLP-22News – January 12, 2023

December 2022

AIC Nursing Instructor Weighs in on Diabetes Drug Use for Weight Loss

Director of the AIC FNP Program Catharine Armentrout offers insight into the shortage of a popular diabetes drug that is being used by many for weight loss.

Western Mass News – December 5, 2022


American International College Receives Grant to Enhance Diversity

AIC has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for the College’s commitment to diversity and to fostering a sense of belonging.

WWLP 22News – December 7, 2022


AIC Receives Grant to Elevate Diversity, Equity Objectives

The 2022 Flexible Funding Grant will support the establishment of an Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) on campus to lead and facilitate the College’s DEIB Plan, outlined in AIC’s newly released five-year strategic plan, “AIC Reimagined.” – December 7, 2022


AIC Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program Receives National Recognition

The Division of Exercise Science at AIC announces that its Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program has been approved for continued recognition through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). – December 9, 2022


AIC Professor Gary Boisseau Explains Benefits of The Respect for Marriage Act

Western Mass News is getting answers about this new legislation titled The Respect for Marriage Act, from political science professor Gary Boisseau at American International College.

Western Mass News – December 9, 2022


AIC Baseball Team Holds Canned Food Drive

American International College’s Men’s Baseball team taking part in its annual “Home Run for the Hungry” canned food drive. The student-athletes delivered hundreds of pounds of food to local organizations.

WWLP 22News – December 12, 2022


AIC Economics Professor John Rogers Offers Insight into High Home Heating Costs

As Americans deal with record-high inflation, grocery store price hikes, and pain at the gas pump, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported that the cost to power your home has hit a 10-year high.

Western Mass News – December 12, 2022


An Easthampton Family Receives Help from the AIC Men’s Lacrosse Team

To help ease that strain, members of the American International College Yellow Jackets men’s lacrosse team recently pitched in to help clean the couple’s yard.

Daily Hampshire Gazette – December 13, 2022


No Changes Being Made to AIC’s Current Masking Policy

AIC Health Services Director Kaelly Ryan says the current masking policy remains, despite some other institutions reinstating mask mandates.

Western Mass News – December 14, 2022


AIC Collects Toys in Stuff-A-Cruiser Event

Students and faculty on the campus of American International College were ready and waiting when Lt. Roberto Gonzalez turned his patrol vehicle once again into a Stuff-A-Cruiser toy collector on the campus quadrangle.

WWLP 22News December 15, 2022


AIC Athletics Director Reacts to Governor Baker’s New Role Leading NCAA

“I believe the NCAA has found the right person to carry the association forward into the future.  His political background will serve well as the NCAA continues to navigate issues surrounding the name, image, likeness, and compensation of student-athletes.”

Western Mass News – December 16, 2022


AIC Receives National Accolades for Exercise Training Program

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP) has recognized American International College’s Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program for health and fitness training.

WWLP 22News December 19, 2022


AIC President Hubert Benitez:  Opportunities Abound

Dr. Benítez is expanding the academic culture at the college, a recognized foundational pillar of the Pioneer Valley.

Holyoke Media December 21, 2022


Business West Year in Review – New College Presidents Take the Reins

College and university presidents are in many ways key regional voices, shaping public perspectives on issues through programs and initiatives they spearhead. And in 2022, that exclusive pool of influencers saw some significant ripples. In April, Hubert Benitez took the reins at American International College.

Business West – December 23, 2022


AIC Professor Allison Sullivan to Receive Recognition American Occupational Therapy Association

In recognition of her contributions, Sullivan has been named a mental health social media health education innovator.

MassLive People in Business December 26, 2022


AIC President Benitez is Featured in Who’s Who in the Greater Springfield Community

This president expressed his understanding of how vital earning a college degree is in increasing and achieving social mobility. His vision for AIC includes a continuance of striving to offer a high-quality education at an affordable cost, leading to a successful career path despite the dismal predicted future of students leaving high school and arriving at AIC with inherent obstacles.

African American Point of View Magazine – December 31, 2022


Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD, President of AIC on Diversity, and Inclusion

With the appointment of Dr. Bénitez as the new President, he becomes
the first-ever Latino president of AIC since its foundation in 1885.

El Sol Latino – December 2022

November 2022

AIC Theater Department Stages August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

The theater arts program at AIC is excited to present its first major production since March 2020 and they are doing it big with August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Fences.

WWLP’s Mass Appeal – November 30, 2022


President Benitez envisions continued growth for AIC

American International College (AIC) President Hubert Benitez is developing a future of prosperity for the educational institution.

Reminder Publications – November 30, 2022


90-year-old woman finally gets her degree at American International College

Six decades after leaving American International College (AIC) to marry her college sweetheart, a 90-year-old woman from Wilbraham finally gets her degree.

WWLP 22News – November 28, 2022


American International College president Hubert Benitez looks to expand the school’s global reach

“AIC has a beautiful story to tell,” said AIC President Hubert Benitez, whose duties began April 11. “It hasn’t been told enough.”

The Republican/ – November 27, 2022


Getting Answers: third-party supplier options for Eversource customers

“I know they have various payment plans and ways to help out and the state is trying to look at some subsidies…It’s going to be pretty tough on people because they are talking about rates that might go up as much as 50 percent,” said AIC Economics Professor John Rogers.

Western Mass News – November 18, 2022


Getting Answers: state begins issuing refunds to taxpayers

An estimated 3.6 million Massachusetts taxpayers are expected to receive a small percentage of their 2021 state taxes back and as AIC Economic Professor John Rogers explained, a rarely used tax code is to thank for the extra cash making its way to taxpayers.

Western Mass News – November 17, 2022


AIC is recognized in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings

American International College (AIC) has been recognized as a top performer for social mobility in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. AIC’s ranking tied for 69th, placing the college second in Massachusetts in the report’s National College category, behind only UMass Boston. – November 14, 2022


American International College Celebrates Veterans Day

Retired Brigadier General and Former Commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard John Driscoll of Springfield was the main speaker during Thursday’s ceremony on the campus of AIC.

WWLP 22News – November 10, 2022

October 2022

American International College inducts sportswriter Garry Brown into Athletics Hall of Fame

Garry Brown was easily the biggest fan of sports both at American International and across Western Massachusetts and of those who played the games.

The Republican/MassLive – October 26, 2022


Area colleges address COVID-19 vaccine booster requirements for the spring semester

American International College told Western Mass News that their current policy required the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, and they are strongly recommending people receive their COVID-19 boosters. AIC’s Director of Health Services Kaelly Ryan told us what went into making this decision.

Western Mass News – October 26, 2022


Hubert Benitez investiture ushers in new era at American International College

On the day his investiture welcomed Hubert Benitez as the 12th president in the history of American International College, the guest of honor spoke humbly and let others sing his praises in glowing terms. And they all did.

The Republican/MassLive – October 21, 2022


American International College honors its first Western Mass Police Academy candidate

Officer Curtis McGuire is American International College’s very first candidate for the Western Mass Police Academy. Monday will mark his first day with the 65th recruit officer candidate class.

Western Mass News – October 14, 2022


AIC Professor discusses the impact of the Ukrainian war on food and energy supplies

Russia is a top global energy supplier, and both Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of grain. The war has been hindering the U.S. as well as other countries’ access to these supplies. 22News spoke with economics professor John Rogers at American International College in Springfield who said this is having a residual impact on the United States.

WWLP 22News – October 3, 2022

September 2022

Parvovirus vaccine clinic held at American International College

Dozens of people and their dogs turned out for a drive-thru parvovirus vaccine clinic in Springfield on Wednesday. The event comes following an outbreak of the disease in the area.

Western Mass News – September 28, 2022


AIC economics professor weighs in on the future of inflation

“I think we are going to have a very difficult supply chain,” said American International College Professor John Rogers.

WWLP 22News – September 19, 2022

August 2022

Students begin fall move-in at two Springfield colleges

At American International College in Springfield, the campus was also buzzing with excitement as students from all over the world and their families arrive on campus with bins and suitcases.

Western Mass News – August 26, 2022


Move-in day for WNEU, AIC, and Amherst College students

Incoming freshmen and new students were scheduled to arrive at AIC starting at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning. Hundreds of freshmen followed the time-honored ritual.

WWLP 22News – August 26, 2022


College students, officials react to a possible decision on student loan forgiveness

Students at American International College told Western Mass News that they strongly support the possibility of President Biden canceling more than $10,000 per borrower in federal student loans.

Western Mass News – August 23, 2022


AIC Economics professor weighs in on tax-free weekend’s impact on Mass. economy

Supply chain delays have become the norm ever since the pandemic started. So long waits for deliveries are not new, but are things getting better? We asked an economics professor at American International College John Rogers to weigh in.

Western Mass News – August 12, 2022

July 2022

The popularity of rugby is on the rise, local coach representing the USA

Rugby is one of the world’s most popular sports with nearly 7 million players competing around the globe. One of those players is also the Director of Rugby at American International College.

WWLP’s Mass Appeal – July 26, 2022


BusinessTalk With Hubert Benitez, The Recently Appointed President of American International College

BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Hubert Benitez, the recently appointed president of American International College. The two discuss his latest assignment within academia, his goals for AIC, COVID, and the many other challenges facing colleges and universities today.

BusinessTalk podcast – Episode 119: July 4, 2022

June 2022

AIC, HCC sign transfer agreement

American International College and Holyoke Community College officially signed an Articulation Agreement Thursday, establishing a close academic relationship between the two institutions.

WWLP 22News – June 23, 2022

May 2022

AIC’s New President Is Focused on Creating Opportunities, Pathways

“They said they were looking for someone who could help them and help this institution become prominent in the community while continuing to serve that demographic of student, and continue to provide that access,” Hubert Benitez recalled. “If you hear that, and I look back at my story, you can’t be more mission-aligned and vision-aligned; it’s an alignment of the mission to who I am.”

BusinessWest – May 26, 2022


American International College signs agreement with Springfield Technical Community College

AIC and STCC have formally established a close academic relationship between the two-year college and the four-year institution. The agreement aligns academic programs that enhance the seamless transition of STCC graduates and qualified candidates from STCC and promotes a smooth, successful transfer to AIC.

Western Mass News – May 26, 2022


New AIC president welcomed at Springfield meet-and-greet

A meet-and-greet event was held in downtown Springfield Thursday night to welcome the new president of American International College.

WWLP 22News – May 19, 2022


American International College celebrates its 137th commencement

International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and American International College alumna Marcella A. MacDonald, DPM, delivered the commencement address to graduate and undergraduate students and received an honorary degree from the college.

Western Mass News – May 7, 2022


Hubert Benitez Joins American International College as its 12th President

American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts has welcomed a new president to campus. Hubert Benitez was selected by the board of trustees to lead the 137-year-old small college.

WAMC Radio – May 2, 2022

April 2022

AIC’s Musical Theater Performance recital hits the stage on May 3rd

American International College Musical Theater Performance students have compiled individual books of songs to help them prepare for auditions as they enter the world of performance arts, and they have invited all of us to an upcoming recital.

WWLP’s Mass Appeal – April 26, 2022


Financial aid preparations for graduating high school students

Richard O’Connor, the Director of Financial Aid at American International College said, “Some people being the first generation, they might have some fear of filling it out, or they are confused by it, but we do have a lot of resources in the area.

WWLP 22News – April 6, 2022

February 2022

American International College Welcomes Hubert Benitez as 12th President

The American International College (AIC) board of trustees announced that Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD has been unanimously selected as the 12th president of the 137-year-old institution. Benitez will succeed President Vince Maniaci, who is retiring after 17 years of service.

BusinessWest – February 17, 2022


American International College names Hubert Benitez its new president

American International College has chosen Hubert Benitez, who has a long background in academic innovation and inclusion, as its 12th president.

The Republican/MassLive – February 16, 2022


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