Middlesex Community College: Commencement, 2017

Thursday’s rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of these Middlesex Community College graduates – Courtesy image (c) 2017, all rights reserved – Click for larger image

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford graduate Eric Tate sang the National Anthem to open the ceremony – Courtesy image (c) 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

In the Class of 2017 at Middlesex Community College 1,296 graduates received 1,397 certificates and degrees. The graduates range in age from 16 to 72; they hail from 10 states and 60 countries.

More than half the graduates are the first in their families to receive a post-high school degree. The 2017 graduates are an accomplished group: 144 were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and 35 are Commonwealth Honors Scholars.

Middlesex Community College Trustees at Commencement (l-r) Stephanie Cronin, Steven Lem, and Bopha Malone – Courtesy image (c) 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Trustee Chairman James Campbell recognized the 56 members of the Class who have served in the military, and President James Mabry encouraged students to “live a life of purpose and passion.”

Middlesex Community College students Maria Aybar and Zeina El Jenaynati addressed the  Class of 2017 during Commencement exercises on May 25 in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Robert Kenyon, a member of the Class of 1995 and Vice President of North American Manufacturing Operations at Biogen, delivered deliver the Commencement Address and received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Reflecting a path familiar to many MCC students, Kenyon said, “Mine is a story with a twisted, changing & often unclear path to where I am today. But that’s the way life works.”

Bedford residents among the Class of 2017 include:

Jorge L. Alonzo-Jaramillo
Associate in Science-Engineering Science

Louis Russell Baker
Associate in Science-Business Administration

Natasha Barthelemy
Associates in Arts-Liberal Arts and Sciences-Psychology Concentration

Sophie Hannah Brill Weitz
Associate in Arts-Liberal Arts And Sciences
HIGHEST HONORS

Kiara Rene Buchannan
Associate in Science-Business Administration
HONORS

James Austin Burnett
Associate in Arts-Liberal Arts And Sciences

Gabriella Marie Busa

Associate in Science-Business Administration

Debra Juppe’ Davis
Associate in Science-Dental Hygiene
HONORS

Jillian P. Dellarocco
Associate in Science -Criminal Justice Transfer

Catherine Amelia Donato
Associate in Arts-Liberal Arts And Sciences
HONORS

Joseph Michael Stewart Hughes
Certificate-Graphic Design
HIGHEST HONORS

Meagan Taylor Jackson
Certificate-Early Childhood Education
and
Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education Transfer

Nichole Lipsey
Associate in Arts-Liberal Arts And Sciences
HIGHEST HONORS

Jamie L. McDonald
Associate in Science-Business Administration
HONORS

Katherine A Roe
Certificate-Biotechnology Technician
HIGH HONORS
and
Associate in Science-Biotechnology Technician
HIGH HONORS

David Schowalter
Associate in Science in Liberal Studies-Information Technology General Studies
HIGHEST HONORS

Jordan Alexander Sell
Associate in Science-Business Administration
HIGH HONORS

Fatou Sidibe
Associate in Arts in-Liberal Arts And Sciences-Global Studies Concentration
HIGHEST HONORS

William L. Smith
Associate in Arts-Liberal Arts And Sciences
HONORS

Heather L. Snow
Associate in Science-Early Childhood Education
HIGHEST HONORS

Erik M. Swider
Associate in Science in Liberal Studies-Graphic Design
HIGH HONORS

Eric L. Tate
Associate in Science Liberal Studies Performing Arts-Music Concentration
HONORS

Salem Yan
Associate in Arts-Liberal Arts And Sciences

About Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College is your pathway to success. As one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state, we educate, engage and empower a diverse community of learners. MCC offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses, on our campuses in Bedford and Lowell, as well as online. www.middlesex.mass.edu

Middlesex Community College: Student success starts here!

 


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