FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University will hold virtual ceremonies today for the Class of 2021.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark will deliver the commencement address to Framingham State University’s Class of 2021 at 2 p.m.
“We are fortunate to be represented by a Congresswoman who shares our students’ passion for issues such as social justice, protecting our environment, supporting public education, and helping working families,” says Framingham State University President F. Javier Cevallos. “We are honored that Congresswoman Clark has accepted our invitation.”
Congresswoman Clark was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 and has quickly risen to the rank of “Assistant Speaker,” the fourth ranking post in the House leadership.
During the ceremony, Framingham State will present Congresswoman Clark with an honorary doctoral degree in Public Service.
Among the graduates today is 2021 Spring SOURCE intern Caroline Lanni.
Framingham State University also will celebrate the Class of 2020 in a separate virtual ceremony on May 23 at 10 a.m.
Lyndia Downey, the President and Executive Director of the Pine Street Inn, will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2020. She was selected as the speaker last winter, but the ceremony was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID19.
“Under Lyndia Downie’s leadership, no organization has done more to assist the most vulnerable population in Greater Boston,” says Cevallos. “Though it comes a year later than we expected, we are honored to have her address our graduating Class of 2020. I’m certain she will leave them inspired to head out into the world and do good for others.”