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It starts with you,
New American Woman.

Every woman you know has shouldered a great weight, stared down some seemingly impossible challenge—or barrier or prejudice—and overcome. The problems you face are new, the challenges, more complex. This is a time unlike any other in our history. This is a new America, one that requires a New American Woman. New American Woman: College for you means getting down to business, seizing opportunities, never ceasing, working as hard as it takes. There is a college for you, New American Woman. A scrappy, diverse, get-the-job-done-right college in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Bay Path College is empowering New American Women to become leaders.
Let’s show the world what we can do.

Why all the ponytails?

The ponytail is a powerful symbol, one that suggests that there is work to be done. When a woman pulls her hair back into a ponytail, she is communicating to the world that her focus on the task at hand is greater than her concern about how others might judge her appearance. The ponytail signals comfort in one’s own skin, comfort in her surroundings, and ultimately, confidence in her ability to get the job done right.

Bay Path students are no-nonsense women, clear about their intentions and their goals. They come to Bay Path to focus on their academics and prepare for their careers. In a single-gender environment, they are comfortable with their appearance, confident in their abilities and ready to do what needs to be done.

Gina

You might see her on The Discovery Channel. Or in the pages of Science magazine. Or teaching your biology class. Or in the Carpe Diem Café, eating lunch with you.

Professor of Biology Dr. Gina Semprebon, internationally renowned for her palaeoecology research of prehistoric life forms and their interaction with their environments, is one of many Bay Path College faculty members who practice what they preach. Our professors have worked as judges, attorneys, chemists, criminal investigators and corporate executives. Now they work as professors. And they’re good. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you will get to know them well.

Every New American
Woman will have a mentor.

Our professors and students are pretty close. How they talk about each other should be evidence enough. Students talking about their professors: “Every student has at least one professor here who pushes her. But it’s not just someone telling you what to do. You can tell that they’re invested in you; that when you succeed, they succeed.”

“You won’t go a day without getting a response. I called my advisor and when she answered she was at the hair salon under the dryer.”

Professors talking about their students: “The worst day of the year is commencement. If I could, I would never go. You know in large measure that you won’t be seeing those students in the same way ever again.”

“What makes this place safe? The students tend to see us as not much different than themselves.”

“We forge really strong relationships with our students here. Every student has my cell phone number and can text me.”

Rachel

Chose Bay Path for our five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s program in occupational therapy.

Will have a one-year jump on the competition. Will one day open a therapeutic horseback riding center. Mark her words.

Rachel is one of thousands of Bay Path students who have been attracted to the College by our relevant, career-focused degree programs.

Choose from 21 highly relevant academic programs* at Bay Path. When you’re finished, you’ll use your degree to get a job or prepare you for graduate school, not to collect dust.

ACCOUNTING (M, m)
BIOLOGY(M, m)
BIOLOGY: SECONDARY EDUCATION (M)
BIOCHEMISTRY* (M)
BIOTECHNOLOGY (M, m)
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M, m)
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (M)
COMMUNICATIONS (m)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (M, m)
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (M, m)
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (M, m)
ENGLISH (m)
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (M, m)
FORENSIC SCIENCE (M)
FORENSIC STUDIES (M, m)
HEALTH and HUMAN STUDIES (M) HUMANITIES (m)
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (M)
INTERIOR DESIGN (M)
LAW (m)
LEGAL STUDIES (M, m)
LIBERAL STUDIES (M)
MANAGEMENT (M, m)
MARKETING (M, m)
MATHEMATICS (m)
MINOR BY DESIGN (m)
NEUROSCIENCE * (M)
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
   (5-year B.A./M.O.T.)
PARALEGAL (2-year A.S.)
PERFORMING ARTS (m)
PSYCHOLOGY (M, m)
WOMEN and PHILANTHROPY (m)
*M = major offered, m = minor offered,
* = beginning Fall 2012

“Students’ assignments are practical. As a result, our students leave a small women’s college in Longmeadow and they compete in national law schools.”

—John Woodruff, J.D., chair of legal studies and professor of law

Learn more about Bay Path's academic programs

Qualifying Honors students may receive up to $60,000 worth of merit-based aid over the course of their four years at Bay Path.

Learn more about Bay Path College’s Honors Program

Graduate as the Vice President
of the Werewolves, with honors.

“In Monster Mania, students have to write a speech from the perspective of a monster of their choice and persuade an audience. I heard one student across the hall reciting a speech in front of the mirror about how she should be Vice President of the Werewolves.”
—Rachel Menard ’14, Honors Program

Monster Mania, a discussion-based course offered through the Bay Path College Honors Program, is just one example of how you might develop your creativity and critical thinking skills as an Honors student at Bay Path:

  • Learn alongside brilliant students in intimate classes (Honors courses average 15 students).
  • Conduct research or complete a creative project to fulfill your Honors Thesis requirement. Recent Honors Thesis topics have ranged from “Legal Implications of Animal Testing, Abuse and Cruelty” to “Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in Veterans” to “Defining Customer Service in Today’s Technological Age.”
  • Present the results of your Honors
    Thesis at the Honors Symposium.
  • Plan yearly trips, social activities
    and community projects through
    the Honors Council.
  • Compete with your fellow Honors
    students at Harvard National Model
    United Nations.

Laurel

Built a house in California through Habitat for Humanity.

Served as a Resident Advisor, peer tutor and Senior Class President. Shopped for scarves with Bay Path’s President in Rome. Student taught in Springfield.
What hasn’t she done, this New American Woman?

Elementary education major Laurel Fortier ’11 has proven that it’s possible to seize all of the real-world learning opportunities offered at Bay Path. You can, too.

Get down to business.

Every Bay Path College student, regardless of her major, is guaranteed an internship, field experience or practicum before she graduates. So take advantage. Our students have interned with:

  • Area Law Firms
  • Bristol County District Attorney’s
    Office
  • Center for Human Development
  • Connecticut Area Schools
  • Connecticut Department of Children
    and Families
  • Holyoke Medical Center
  • Lenox Newell Rubbermaid
  • Massachusetts Area Schools
  • Massachusetts Department
    of Youth Services
  • Massachusetts State Crime Lab
  • MassMutual Center
  • Meyers Brothers Kalicka
  • MIT Bioinformatics Internship
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Novacare Rehabilitation
  • Spectrum Analytical
  • State and Federal Court System
  • UBS
  • Western Mass Legal Services
  • WPI Summer Science Program

There are needs
to be met. Meet them.

At Bay Path, you will not only help meet the needs of the world, you’ll also gain meaningful experience along the way. Popular service opportunities with Bay Path students include:

  • Building homes through Habitat for Humanity
  • Helping maintain the Enfield Food Shelf
  • Raising money for international causes
    through the International Development Club
  • Volunteering at the American Red Cross

Become a New
International Woman.

Study international business in China, women’s studies in Korea or economics in London.
With more than 30 study abroad locations from which to choose--
including those available to you through The College Consortium
for International Study—you won’t have any trouble finding a program that matches your academic goals and interests.

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belize
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark

Dominican
 Republic
Ecuador
England
France
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan

Korea
Mexico
Morocco
Namibia
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Peru
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Switzerland


Capitals of the World

If you’d like to experience another country but won’t be able to devote an entire semester, you might participate in a Capitals of the World Trip. During Spring Break each year, a group of students accompany Dr. Leary and her husband to a significant international city. Recent trips have included Rome, Madrid, Paris, and this year, Beijing.

Read one student’s blog about her Paris trip here.

One America Trip

If you’d rather stay within U.S. borders, join Bay Path students, faculty and staff on the annual One America Trip. Last year they traveled the Upper South and explored food, culture, music and history. Stops included Little Rock, AK, and Nashville, TN, to name a few.

Soledad

Hosted American Morning on CNN for five years.

Covered Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 Presidential Election. Wrote a book. Won awards. Hung out with—and inspired—Bay Path students at the Women’s Leadership Conference.

It’s true, the Women’s Leadership Conference, organized by Bay Path College, attracts some of the world’s most influential women, including Soledad O’Brien, Madeleine Albright and Maya Angelou. As a Bay Path College student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in and help organize the Conference, which attracts more than 1,000 attendees each year.

In fact, you’ll find that there are many ways to grow as a leader at Bay Path. You might:

  • Lead a student club or organization
  • Assume a leadership position in
    Student Government Association
  • Serve as a Resident Advisor
  • Spearhead a service initiative

WELL Program

The Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders Program, or WELL, is the foundation upon which your Bay Path education is built.

The WELL Program includes four courses which hone your presentation and job search skills, including Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders in Practice, a senior capstone course that requires students to implement what they’ve learned over their four years into a community-based project.

In addition, the WELL Program ensures that every Bay Path student has immediate access to faculty and peer advisors, leadership experiences and career development and support. As a result, Bay Path graduates are empowered to become lifelong learners and strong leaders in their communities.

Melanie

Found a mentor in Dr. Kung. Interned with the Harvard-MIT Bioinformatics Institute. Tutored her fellow students. They loved her. Began pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Syracuse University in the fall.

Bay Path College prepares graduates for what comes next.
And what comes next is up to you.

Bay Path graduates have attended top-notch graduate
and professional programs, including:

Art Institute of Washington,
  D.C.
Boston College Law School
Bay Path College
Boston University
Iowa State University,
  College of Veterinary
  Medicine
Massachusetts College of
  Pharmacy and Health
  Sciences
The New School for Drama
Northeastern University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic
  Institute
Ross University, School
  of Veterinary Science
Smith College
Springfield College
Syracuse University College
  of Law
Tufts University
Western New England
  University School of Law
University of Buffalo
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts

BAY PATH GRADUATES HAVE STARTED SUCCESSFUL CAREERS WITH ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING:
Aetna (Data Analyst)
Aspen Square Management
(Traveling Property Manager)
Brightside for Families and Children (Counselor)
Chicopee Public Schools
(Kindergarten Teacher)
Child and Family Services
(Lead Behavioral Counselor)
Cigna (Senior Commission Services)
Hamilton Sundstrand
(Contract Administrator)
Massachusetts State Crime Lab (Forensic Analyst)
MassMutual Financial Group
(Data Analyst)
Memorial Hospital, RI
(Occupational Therapist Registered)
Southwest Airlines (Customer Service)
Springfield Public Schools
(Fifth Grade Teacher)
West Springfield School System (Occupational Therapist
Registered)

The Sullivan Career
and Life Planning Center

We have an entire Center devoted to helping you prepare for your career and your life after Bay Path. Needless to say, we really want you to be able to embark on a rewarding career when you graduate. That’s why we offer the following services:

  • Career Summit
  • A Career Planning Timeline,
    available the first semester
    of your freshmen year
  • Résumé-writing workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Online resources
  • Graduate school and
    job search strategies
  • Assistance obtaining
    an internship or
    co-op opportunities

Marianne

Wanted to spoof the Miss America Pageant.

Created the Miss Bay Path competition. Replaced formal wear with pajamas. Each year, over 300 Bay Path students and guests attend. Only one wins.

The entrepreneurial energy you’ll find at Bay Path isn’t confined to the classroom. Our students use that energy to create and sustain a vibrant student life on campus. Miss Bay Path is a perfect example of what happens when you have 650 creative, entrepreneurial, fun-loving New American Women in charge of creating a campus culture.

Play ice hockey. Love anime. Knit for charity.
Get involved.

Meet new friends and pursue your passions by joining one of our more than 30 student clubs and organizations (or by starting your own). Student clubs and organizations at Bay Path include:

ANIME Club
Alliance
Athletic Council
Bay Path Chorale
Bay Path Christian
  Fellowship
Bay Path Dance
  Company
Boundless
  Playgrounds
CEO Club
Class Committees
CSI Bay Path
Student Events
  Committee

Education Club
Food Committee
Golden “Z” Club
Ice Hockey
Habitat for
  Humanity
Interfaith Council/
  Bible Studies
Knitting for
  Charity Club
Law Club
Literary Club
Native Cultures Club
Page Singers
Phi Beta Lambda
Psychology Club

Rotaract
STAND
Step Squad
Student Admissions
  Representatives
Student Government
  Association
Student
  Occupational
  Therapy
  Association
  (SOTA) Club
Tactical Team
Theatre Workshop
Women of Culture


New American
Women compete.
And win.

Play your heart out in any one of Bay Path College’s seven NCAA Division III sports. You’ll find that representing the Wildcats will enrich every aspect of your life: from feeding your competitive spirit to honing your leadership skills to forging close friendships with your teammates.

And you’ll also get to have fun playing a sport you love. That’s important.

VARSITY SPORTS
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

CLUB SPORTS
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse

Meet Rob, your personal trainer.

Every Bay Path College student has the opportunity to train with Rob Panetti, the College’s personal trainer. Rob’s exercise classes fill up quickly (especially boxing and cardio), so be sure to sign up early. Rob also offers weekly nutritional advice through “Rob’s Picks,” in which he selects the healthiest items served in the Blake Dining Commons.

Yamarie

A member of Team Wright Hall, winners of the 2011 Wacky Wildcat Challenge. What is the Wacky Wildcat Challenge? An Olympic-style showdown between our three residence halls. Winner gets: pride, bragging rights. It’s wacky.

Who will you represent in the Wacky Wildcat Challenge? Bollum Hall,
a 60-room residence hall complete with two lounges and a computer room.

Theinert Hall, a 77-room residence hall that houses Health and Counseling Services on the first floor.

Or reigning Wacky Wildcat Challenge champion Wright Hall, a 69-room hall that boasts air conditioning, three lounges and a computer room.

Lindsay

Didn’t think she could attend college. Talked to Stefanie Sanchez. Received $17,000 in financial aid. This Fall, became the first person in her family to attend college.

Lindsay’s story is not uncommon at Bay Path. We want you to attend college, prepare for your career, and graduate ready to live and lead as a New American Woman. That’s why we strive to make a Bay Path College education as affordable as possible. In fact, through a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities, more than 95 percent of accepted, full-time, qualifying traditional undergraduates receive some type of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid, click here.