Commencement Weekend Highlights
Anna Maria College hosted its 72nd Commencement Exercises on its beautiful campus located in Paxton, MA from Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23. The College held several on-campus commencement ceremonies by cohort for the Class of 2021 throughout the weekend, including one for the returning Class of 2020. A Baccalaureate Mass for all graduates and their families was celebrated by the Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester.
During the weekend ceremonies, three honorary degrees were awarded. William B. Evans, Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for Boston College and former Boston Police Commissioner received an honorary Doctorate of Public Administration and was the featured speaker at both of Sunday’s commencement exercises, which included a celebration for the Class of 2020. New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Communications and addressed students attending Friday and Saturday’s commencement exercises. Sister Rita M. DeRoy, S.S.A. ’68 and Anna Maria College Trustee received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration during Saturday’s commencement exercise.
Additionally, Anna Maria College presented three undergraduates with awards of distinction. Class of 2021 members Ashley Gussiel Lopez of Brighton, MA; Katelyn Marie Sable of Epping, NH; and Meaghan Rose Walsh of Holden, MA received the Bishop Timothy J. Harrington Award, the Sr. Yvette E. Bellerose Award and the Dr. Bernadette Madore Award, respectively.
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