Unity College holds celebration for December graduate candidates

Dec 16, 2013

At the end of each fall semester Unity College holds a ceremony to honor students who have completed the requirements to receive their degree.

On Friday, Dec. 13, Unity College celebrated the achievements of students who are eligible to graduate at the completion of the fall semester.

Participating in the ceremony were Unity College President Stephen Mulkey; Bruce Nickerson, Chair of the Unity College Board of Trustees; Dr. Michael Evans, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Gary Zane, Vice President for Student Affairs; Martha Nordstrom, Director of College Development; and Matthew Dyer ’13, Vice President of the Student Government Association. They honored the 32 students who are eligible to receive degrees from Unity College.

“Unity College is home to hard-working students, some of whom finish their degree requirements early and others, often because they pursued valuable internship, work, or studies, extended their time in College, finishing at the end of the fall semester instead of graduating with their class in the spring,” explained Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, Senior Vice President for External Affairs. “We honor their achievements at this event.”

Khoury added that many of those who are honored during the fall semester upon completing their degree requirements at this event choose to return in the spring to participate in commencement exercises, while for others, some of whom are immediately stepping into jobs, a return to the College in the spring is not possible. Especially for this latter group, the celebration in December is of particular importance, Khoury says.

Marketing Coordinator Kate Gilbert noted that though eligible to graduate in the fall, all are eligible to participate in commencement exercises in May.

“A wonderful, warm community spirit is present every time that we hold this event,” noted Gilbert, who is the lead event planner at Unity College. “It is also wonderful to welcome those who participate in this event and leave the area to pursue their further studies or careers, return to march during commencement in May.”

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