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Curry College Celebrates Commencement
May 15, 2011
Curry College celebrated its Commencement today in Milton, Massachusetts at the D. Forbes Will Athletic Complex.
Steven Grossman, Treasurer and Receiver General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, served as Commencement speaker and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
Ruth Ellen Fitch, President and Chief Executive Officer at The Dimock Center, was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities.
Student speakers included Siobhan Connolly of Nashua, NH representing the traditional undergraduate class; Watson Holland of Duxbury, MA representing continuing education; and Joan Murphy of Duxbury, MA representing graduate studies.
David Phillips Robinson of Plymouth, MA was named valedictorian, and Ashley Jane Derome of Hyannis, MA and Elizabeth Naomi Eddy of Dorchester were named salutatorians of the traditional undergraduate class.
Doreen Nelson, of Middleboro, MA was named valedictorian and Sherri Ohlson of Hanover, MA was named salutatorian for the Division of Continuing Education.
Paul Schiller of Newington, CT received the New Era Award. Each year, the New Era award is presented to a graduating senior who, by virtue of his or her academic excellence, participation in curricular and co-curricular activities, leadership, accomplishments, and the potential for future achievement is determined to have contributed most to the enrichment of the Class and the College at large.
Curry College conferred a total of 874 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Members of the graduating class come from 8 countries, 21 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Of the 711 undergraduate degree recipients, 408 are graduates of the traditional day program, and 303 are graduates of our Continuing Education Program. 489 undergraduates received Bachelor of Arts degrees, and 222 received Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Health degrees. Of the Master's degree graduates, 55 received a Master in Education, 32 received a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, 59 received a Master of Business Administration, and 17 received a Master of Science in Nursing.
Curry College is a 132-year old, private, four-year, liberal arts institution located on 135 acres in Milton, MA. Curry extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth. Curry offers 20 undergraduate degrees as well as graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice and nursing, with a combined enrollment of approximately 4,150 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 1,650 continuing education and 500 graduate students. Curry College students come from 31 states and 7 countries. Over 1,400 of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are Business Management, Communication, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Education. The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program.