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SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND – On May 21 at Bryant University’s 159th Commencement celebration, 775 members of the class of 2022 received a Bryant degree at a time when the value of a Bryant education has never been greater. Bryant was recently ranked in the top 1% in the nation for return on investment and was also cited as a top school for economic mobility.

Four years ago, members of Bryant’s undergraduate Class of 2022 arrived from around the world, each with unique goals and dreams and all envisioning the moment they would step through Bryant’s iconic Archway ready to contribute to the future.

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Little did anyone imagine the unprecedented challenges they would face when in 2020, a global pandemic changed the world for everyone. Undeterred, this group of students has forged ahead with resilience and determination, becoming stronger for the journey.

“We will continue to proudly represent Bryant wherever we go-whether our travels take us abroad or to local communities. Being Bryant Strong means turning obstacles into opportunities, challenges into choices, and vanquishments into victories,” said Paul Theriault ’22, who delivered the Student Charge at the Commencement ceremony.

Bryant graduates now join powerful alumni network of more than 50,000 accomplished leaders around the world.

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Among the graduates was Gregory Mitrakas of Marlborough.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance.

For nearly 160 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world.

The University delivers a uniquely integrated academic and student life experience with nationally recognized academic programs at the intersection of business, STEM fields and the liberal arts. Located on a 428-acre contemporary campus in Smithfield, R.I., Bryant enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 49 countries.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.