Albertus Dedicates Lillian Adley Germain ’57 Center for Academic Success

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Set for October 13

New Haven, Conn., October 7, 2021 Albertus Magnus College invites you to celebrate the dedication of the Lillian Adley Germain ’57 Center for Academic Success.

When:  Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 2pm

Where:  Inside Rosary Hall, 700 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT

Back in June, Albertus Board of Trustee member Joseph P. Germain, Jr., made a gracious gift to the College in memory of his wife, Lillian, who had passed away last year.  Lillian Adley Germain ’57 was a constant at Albertus events and her love for her alma mater and fond memories of her college experience served as inspiration for her husband to join the Board.  In her honor, the College’s current academic success center is being renamed the Lillian Adley Germain ’57 Center for Academic Success.

In addition to this being a space for subject tutoring, the Germain Center offers an abundance of reference materials, print and online resources, as well as the aid of Writing Assistants, who provide peer consultations on writing and research for students across all disciplines.  The Center also affords a warm and welcoming environment in which students simply compose, edit, and revise their assignments. 

Lillian Marguerite Adley Germain was born in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of the late James and Lillian Adley.  After graduating from Albertus with high honors, she matriculated at UCONN Law School before starting her teaching career.  She earned a Master’s in Education from Fairfield University and her Sixth Year from Southern Connecticut State University.  For more than 40 years, she influenced generations of students and young educators, was named Teacher of Year at Bullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport, and held many administrative positions while serving the State of Connecticut.  Germain was active in alumni groups – including at Albertus.

About Albertus Magnus College

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.