Ancilla College Encourages Prospective Students to Visit

Ancilla College NEWProspective college students and their parents can get their questions about college in general and Ancilla College in particular answered during an upcoming event. The school is hosting an Access Ancilla Day on Thursday, Oct. 23. Vice President for Admissions Eric Wignall says the event gets under way at noon EDT on the Donaldson campus. He says it’s open to all ages but especially encourages high school juniors and seniors and their parents to drop by for a visit. Campus tours will be offered, and officials will be on hand to answer questions about financial aid. Continue reading

Ancilla College Official Discusses Future Plans

Ancilla College NEWAncilla College officials recently announced plans to build a second residence hall on the Donaldson campus. Vice President of Admissions Eric Wignall says work on it will start as soon as the new student life center is finished.

“It’s going to be part coffee shop, part cafeteria, part kitchen facility, etc. The cool thing about the kitchen facility, the back of the kitchen, the back of the house, as they say, is a large kitchen prep area, and yes, we’re going to start offering culinary classes at some point.” Continue reading

Ancilla Officials, Bishop Dedicate Residence Hall

Blessing 8The new residence hall at Ancilla College is ready for the rest of the student body to move in on Friday. The Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese blessed the building during a ceremony yesterday in Donaldson attended by about 200 people. He says the word “Ancilla” is Latin for “handmaid.” When Mary was asked by the angel Gabriel if she would say yes to being the mother of the son of God, she answered, “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your work.” Bishop Rhoades says that act of faith inspired the sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ to found Ancilla College. Continue reading

New Ancilla College Dorm Filled to Capacity

Residence Hall 1Ancilla College officials will formally dedicate the first dormitory on the campus of the two-year private school during a ceremony tomorrow afternoon. President Dr. Ken Zirkle says 40 or so student-athletes have already moved in and are enjoying the amenities of the three-story building. They include a study lounge at the end of each floor and free laundry facilities on each level.  There are also dedicated areas for recycling. Continue reading