Welcome, Guest Curator Chris Barone

Chris Barone is a junior majoring in Criminology and minoring in History at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. His interests in history include Colonial America, the American Civil War, and World War II. Beyond the classroom, Chris plays for the University’s hockey team. He also works for his parents as an engineering assistant at their company, Live Automation. He is the oldest of three children. He made contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project when enrolled in Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Chris Barone!

Welcome, Guest Curator Benjamin Andonian

Benjamin “Ben” Andonian is a sophomore double majoring in History and Education at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. His considers ancient Egypt and ancient Rome especially intriguing. Outside the classroom, Ben is actively involved in the sports world, playing pickup basketball and soccer.  He also closely follows the NBA and the NFL. Ben hopes to take his interests in education and history to become a high school history teacher while simultaneously pursuing his sports interests, possibly creating a sports podcast with friends. He conducted the research for his contributions as guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project when he enrolled in HIS 359 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815, in Fall 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Ben Andonian!

Welcome, Guest Curator Colin Wren

Colin Wren is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a History and Political Science double major, fascinated by the intimate relationship between the two disciplines. He loves learning about all types of history but is especially interested in the weapons and military tactics that have been used throughout human history. In his spare time, Colin enjoys playing tennis, being in the outdoors, and reading science fiction and fantasy.

Welcome, guest curator Colin Wren!

Welcome, Guest Curator J. Rioux

Jonathan Rioux is a senior majoring in History and Criminology at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Rioux, as he prefers to be called, is also involved in PALMS, a club on campus about raising men’s awareness of how they should conduct themselves in society. He is also on the football team. When residing in his hometown, Forked River, New Jersey, he enjoys working with his best friend installing appliances on behalf of Lowe’s. He is also an outdoorsman and likes video games.

Welcome, guest curator Rioux!

Welcome, Guest Curator Samantha Rhodes

Samantha Rhodes is senior pursuing a double Major in History and Political Science with a Minor in English at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Originally from Frederick, Colorado, she is interested in Revolutionary America and European history. Outside of the classroom, Samantha has been an Orientation Leader and written for the Le Provocateur, the student newspaper.  She was a Daniel Patrick Moynihan Scholar through the Model Senate Project and also participated in the Leadership Institute. Currently, Samantha is an Admissions Ambassador.  She is pursuing her fourth year on Assumption’s NCAA Swimming & Diving team. She has also been a volunteer for the African Community Education Program, Working for Worcester, and Learn to Swim.

Welcome, guest curator Samantha Rhodes!

Welcome, Guest Curator Elizabeth Peterson

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Peterson is senior attending Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Lizzie was born and raised in Foxboro, Massachusetts. She is a double major in Elementary Education and History.  She is also pursuing the STEM concentration. She is interested in becoming an elementary school teacher after graduating from Assumption. On campus, Lizzie has been active in several clubs and groups, including the Residence Hall Association and the Education Club.  She served as the Vice President of her hall council. In her free time Lizzie enjoys hanging out with her friends, online shopping, and baking treats for her friends and professors.

Welcome, guest curator Lizzie Peterson!

Welcome, Guest Curator Victoria Ostrowski

Victoria Ostrowski is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is an Elementary Education and History major. She has studied abroad in Rome, Italy, where she was able to immerse herself in the history and culture of Italy. She wants to continue to travel and learn about the history of Europe. She also likes to work out, hang out with friends, and paint. She has two German Shepherds who love to go on trips to the park. At Assumption, she is part of the Education Club as well as the Alumni Club.

Welcome, guest curator Victoria Ostrowski!

Welcome, Guest Curator Kaden McSheffrey

Kaden McSheffrey is a senior majoring in History and minoring in Marketing at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Kaden grew up on the South Shore of Boston, in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and spends a lot of his time in Vermont, where some of his family lives. His main historical interests include the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and World War II. Outside of the classroom, Kaden has an obsession with sports and a love for music as well.

Welcome, guest curator Kaden McSheffrey!

Welcome, Guest Curator Nicholas Macchione

Nicholas Macchione is a senior studying History, Music, and Italian at Assumption University. His historical interests include Classical Antiquity, Viking Age Europe, and Colonial America. An avid musician, Nick enjoys playing the drums and piano in his spare time and is involved in many on-campus musical groups including the AU Jazz Ensemble and Music Ministry. He also serves as an Admissions Ambassador for the University and was awarded the 2020 Moggio Prize for Best Short Historical Essay for his work, “A Special Path? Examining Germany’s Sonderweg.” Nicholas contributed to this project as part of HIS 400 Research Methods: Vast Early America in the Spring of 2021.

Welcome, guest curator Nicholas Macchione!

Welcome, Guest Curator Katie Galvin

Katie Galvin is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is majoring in History and minoring in English Literature. Living north of Boston, she developed a love for U.S. history, especially the American Revolution and the framing of the government. Some day she would love to work in Boston or Washington, D.C. Katie served as an intern at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, during the summer of 2021.  She is currently participating in the American Studies Seminar at the American Antiquarian Society, exploring “A Second and More Glorious Revolution:  Protest and Radical Thought in the Nineteenth-Century United States.” Katie is active in Campus Ministry, Merely Players, and Club/Intramural Soccer.  She made her contributions to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project while enrolled in HIS 400 Research Methods: Vast Early America in Spring 2020.

Welcome, guest curator Katie Galvin!