Silent Night, Holy Night, Virtual Night at Albertus Magnus College

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Streamed Live to Campus and Community

New Haven, Conn., December 7, 2020 –  Albertus Magnus College shares joy this Holiday Season, complete with the 8th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  The tradition began in 2013 with the planting of the tree in honor of Kevin Panagrossi, a beloved admission counselor and academic advisor.  Due to COVID-19 regulations, the Albertus Family was physically distant but remained socially connected for the ceremony that took place December 7 on campus at the Tagliatela Academic Center and Aquinas Hall Lawn, 871 Winchester Avenue in New Haven.  On hand for the occasion were Albertus President Marc M. Camille, members of leaders of the Student Alumni Association.  Father Jordan Leneghan, O.P., and Sr. Anne Kilbride, O.P. blessed the tree.  Virtual musical selections were performed by the Albertus Chorus, under the direction of Sarah Reed.  Merry Christmas!

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.