Albertus Magnus College Signs Agreement

NEW HAVEN—Albertus Magnus College is pleased to announce a Memorandum of Collaboration with Colegio Santo Tomas de Aquino and Colegio Jordan de Sajona in Bogota, Colombia and Colegio Lacordaire in Cali, Colombia. A formal agreement was signed on February 20, 2020. This partnership will facilitate educational and cultural exchanges for students and scholars among Albertus Magnus College and the three Colombian Catholic Schools, all of whom share the same Dominican charism as Albertus.

“This signing more than symbolizes our spiritual connection,” said Albertus Magnus President, Marc M. Ca- mille, Ed.D. “It strengthens the College’s relationship with sister Dominican schools in Colombia, including opportunities for their students to enroll at Albertus and to benefit from the values- and liberal-arts-based education that continues to prepare our graduates for a life-time of career success and civic engagement.”

“The agreement contributes to the mission of cross-cultural encounter for the promotion of global awareness and peace through education,” said Sr. Ana Gonzalez, OP, who oversees International Admissions at Albertus. “This collaboration directly supports our Catholic and Dominican roots, dating back to our founding in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.”

Visiting from Colombia to sign the documents with Dr. Camille were Friar Willyam de Jesus Gomez Ramirez, OP, President of Colegio Lacordaire and from Bogota, Friar Aldemar Valencia Hernandez, OP, President of Colegio Santo Tomas de Aquino.

About Albertus Magnus College

Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.