In response to the need for dedicated graduate student housing, American International College has begun construction on the new Acorn Graduate Residence Hall, located at 181 Acorn Street adjacent to the College’s athletics facilities.
The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 24, 2018, and included remarks from AIC President Vince Maniaci, Denise Jordan, chief of staff for Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Hon ’16, AIC Board of Trustees Chair Frank Colaccino ’73, Hon ’12, Kevin Kennedy, Springfield’s chief development officer for the Office of Planning and Economic Development, and Brian O’Shaughnessy, AIC’s vice president for student affairs.
Once completed in late summer of 2018, the three-story building will total 13,929 square feet and include eight fully furnished units, which will feature four single bedrooms, as well as full kitchens, dining and living spaces. The two first-floor units will be fully ADA compliant. On-site parking and laundry facilities will be available.
Featured Photo from left to right: Kerry Cole, Dean of Graduate Admissions, AIC; Kevin Kennedy, Chief Development Officer, Office of Planning and Economic Development, City of Springfield; Denise Jordan, Chief of Staff for Mayor Domenic Sarno, City of Springfield; Frank Colaccino ’73, Hon ’12 Chair, Board of Trustees, AIC; Alexander Cross Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct, AIC; Jeff Bednarz, Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services, AIC; Vince Maniaci President, AIC; Brian O’Shaughnessy, Vice President for Student Affairs, AIC; Photo Credit: Leon Nguyen