STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Michelle Alonardo Graduates From St. Lawrence University

CANTON, NY — Michelle N. Alonardo, of Wilmington, was one of nearly 520 students who were awarded bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University during Commencement ceremonies held on May 20 in Canton, New York.

Alonardo is a member of the Class of 2018 and majored in economics and business in the liberal arts. Alonardo received the degree of bachelor of arts. Alonardo attended The Governor’s Academy.

Graduates, faculty, staff and guests heard remarks from honorary degree recipients Haruyoshi “Yoshi” Udagawa ’74, faculty emeritus at the Toyo University, and Melanie Smeallie Mbuyi ’77, Operations Officer for East Asia Pacific Region Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank. NPR affiliate North Country Public Radio, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, received the 2018 North Country Citation.

About St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit

(NOTE: The above announcement is from St. Lawrence University via Merit.)

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