On May 21, Endicott College’s Class of 2011 graduated on the athletic field on a lovely day of mixed sun and fog. Coming off a week of rain and chill, it was quite a relief to not worry about the weather! Smiles were everywhere, along with waving supporters, camera flashes, and proud parents. Here are some facts, related links, and memories of that day:
- Saturday was Endicott College’s 71st graduation.
- The Endicott College Class of 2011, comprising of all undergraduate, graduate, and international students is 752 strong. The breakdown includes: 295 Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Science, or Master of Business Administration degrees, 445 Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, and 7 Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees.
- The graduation speaker was Baroness Sue Campbell, chair of Youth Sports Trust, an England-based charity focusing on physical education and sports. Baroness Campbell was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Saturday.
- Endicott also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Virginia “Ginger” Judge, a 1951 Endicott graduate who organized the first Southern Connecticut Alumnae Club in 1959 and has served on the Board of Trustees since 1986. Currently Ginger is the President/ CEO of Honeycomb Company of America, Inc., a manufacturer of replacement military parts.
- English Professor Dr. Daniel Sklar was awarded the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award, an honor voted on by the graduating class. Those familiar with Dr. Sklar’s penchant for traveling by bicycle were treated to the two-wheeler’s appearance at his entertaining Baccalaureate speech on Friday the 20th.
- Thank you to the Class Officers for a putting on a successful Senior Week and for their efforts to raise funds for the class gift. They raised $11,600 which will go toward redesigning the bridge to the island near the amphitheatre. The officers are: Lauren Gilligan, President, Alexandra Yavarow, Vice President, Cameron Chaviano, Secretary, and Patrick Lundgren, Treasurer.
- At the Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 33 students were presented with awards. See below for a full list of all the well-deserving recipients.
- The Salem News announced the local graduates here.
- Graduating student body president Annie Bolton talks about leadership, building community and volunteer work with the Boston Globe here.
- View the Storify timeline from graduation, including Tweets, Facebook updates, photos and video from a variety of students and family members.
Congratulations to the Class of 2011!
President’s Award Winners
Anne Eileen Bolton
Colton James Cassanelli
Christopher Paul Gugino
Brittany J. Pasko
Elise Lori Perkins
Leadership Award – Lauren Eileen Gilligan
Campus Activities – Daniel MacPherson
Erin Marie Shattuck – Domestic
Kwasi Amoafo Baah – International
Diane Meyers Halle Award for Outstanding Commitment to Volunteerism
Sarah Marie DiDonatis
Janelle E. Pilarski
Christopher Paul Gugino
Ashley Elizabeth Wright
School of Arts and Science
Humanities – Stephanie Carlisle
Science and Technology – Max Thomas Baun
Social Sciences – Rebecca Anne Malouf
School of Business
Business Administration – Christopher Paul Gugino
Accounting – Jamie Leigh Stevens
School of Communications
Communication – Tracy Lynn Laverriere
School of Education
Liberal Studies, Teacher Licensure – Krista Anne Beyer
School of Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management – Elise Lori Perkins
School of Nursing
Nursing – Carissa Paige Valentine
School of Sports Science and Fitness Studies
Athletic Training – Sydney A. Harrington
Physical Education Teacher Licensure – Allison Caitlin Murphy
Sports Management – Tracey Ann O’Leary
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Fine Arts – Breanna Krystal Steinberg
Interior Design – Alexandra Nicole Yavarow
Visual Communications – Ellyxandria L. Ferguson
Senior Thesis Awards
School of Arts and Sciences – Briana Marie Quitadamo
School of Business – Teagan Jaye Haggerty
School of Education – Krista Anne Beyer
School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies – Sydney A. Harrington
School of Visual and Performing Arts – Kirsten M. Smith