BOSTON – Emmanuel College celebrated its 95th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13, adding hundreds of graduates to the global network of Emmanuel alumni who are making their mark on the world.
At the ceremony, speakers congratulated the graduates on their achievements while also calling on members of the Class of 2017 to serve their communities and work for a greater good. This message was central to the remarks given by Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Rosanne Haggerty, M.A., President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions, a New York-based organization dedicated to ending homelessness, strengthening communities and fighting poverty.
Emmanuel’s other honorary degree recipients were also praised for their dedication to helping others and for their professional achievements. At the event, the College conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Wayne A. Budd, Esq., Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Elaine El-Khawas, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Education Policy at George Washington University and long-serving member of the Emmanuel College Board of Trustees.
Among the graduates were 5 Framingham students. They were:
- Isabella Delmoral graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies & Elementary Education.
- Kayla Hoffstein graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in English – Communication & Media Studies.
- Amanda-Theonie Katsarikas graduates with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
- Rochelle Rena graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Forensics).
- Thomas Barone of Framingham graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.