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POLL: Nursing is rated the most trusted profession

Gallup Honesty and Ethics poll showed that nursing has been rated the most trusted profession for the twentieth year. The poll is a reflection of the trust Americans have in their nurses even through the pandemic. According to a news release from Baystate Health, in the United States, there are nearly 4.3 million registered nurses and marks one of the highest-paying professions. Baystate Health in Springfield has welcomed over 900 nursing students in 2021 at a variety of nursing programs, including American International College. Full story on WWLP-22News.

AIC professor comments on 22News I-Team: COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on crime in western Mass

2020 was a year like no other, and crime data from the state shows just that. The WWLP-22News investigative team took a closer look at how the lockdown impacted crime statistics and the long-term effects we’re seeing today.

“Most crime occurs because we’re in contact with one another. Go into isolation, remove the contact and you’re not going to see as much crime,” says David Kuzmeski, JD, a professor in the Criminal Justice department at American International College (AIC) in Springfield.

AIC celebrates 137th commencement ceremony

American International College is celebrating its 137th commencement ceremony at the MassMutual Center. Saturday’s ceremony will echo pre-pandemic times. For the last two years, AIC hosted virtual ceremonies, and rather than celebrating the entire graduating class at once. These virtual ceremonies were divided into groups based on graduating majors. The full story is available on WWLP-22News. The AIC Commencement was additionally covered by Western Mass News and MassLive.

Hubert Benitez, the twelfth president of American International College is working on a blueprint for AIC's future

American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts has welcomed a new president to campus. Hubert Benitez was selected by the board of trustees to lead the 137-year-old small college.


Benitez is a dentist, who spent the last two decades as an administrator and academic in higher education. Before joining AIC, he was chief inclusion officer at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.


WAMC Northeast Public Radio Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill sat down for an interview with Benetiz in his office.

AIC’s Musical Theater Performance recital hits the stage May 3rd

American International College Musical Theater Performance students have compiled individual books of songs to help them prepare for auditions as they enter the world of performance arts, and they have invited all of us to an upcoming recital. Frank Borrelli, Assistant Dean and Director of Theater Arts appeared on WWLP-MassAppeal to highlight the upcoming event.