Below is an announcement from Bryant University via Merit:
SMITHFIELD, RI — Bryant University is pleased to recognize the Class of 2020 who have completed their graduate studies to earn a Bryant University degree, one which has more value now than at any time in Bryant’s history.
Andrew Lobao of Wilmington, MA, earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Analytics.
Lobao joins a powerful network of more than 50,000 accomplished alumni who are inspired to excel and make a difference as leaders in organizations and communities around the world.
“Graduates of Bryant’s Class of 2020 have faced challenges and demonstrated resiliency that is unprecedented,” says Bryant University President Ross Gittell. “These graduates will go down in history for successfully completing their studies in the face of daunting obstacles caused by the global health crisis.”
When our most recent alumni left campus for spring break, no one knew that their final Bryant semester would be spent adapting to the challenges of a pandemic and that public health and safety policies would cause their graduation ceremonies to be postponed.
“This crisis has revealed the character and grit of our community of scholars. I am extraordinarily proud of the entire Class of 2020,” says Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M. “Together with our dedicated faculty, they have worked hard to complete their Bryant education with distinction.”
While a ceremony worthy of the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 will take place in May of 2021, we want to take this moment to recognize and celebrate the achievements of these distinguished individuals whose Bryant education has prepared them to be the innovators, leaders, and design thinkers ready to make a difference.
Through their resilience, determination, and innovative spirit, these graduates have shown their peers, professors, and the entire community what it means to Be Bryant Strong.
About Bryant University
For 157 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Bryant delivers an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education that inspires students to excel. With approximately 3,800 graduate and undergraduate students from 38 states and 49 countries, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s. Visit www.Bryant.edu.
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