Below is an announcement from Fitchburg State University:
FITCHBURG, MA — Fitchburg State University celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2020 at virtual commencement ceremonies on Thursday, December 17, 2020 and Friday, December 18, 2020.
The following two Wilmington residents were among the graduates:
- Tyler J. Harris, MBA, Business Administration
- Alan D. Scardapane, MBA, Business Administration
The virtual ceremonies included remarks from the corresponding undergraduate valedictorians from May and December, as well as the recipients of the Graduate Student Leadership Award for each semester. University President Richard S. Lapidus delivered the keynote commencement address at each ceremony.
“We are honored to recognize the singular accomplishments of these graduates, who have completed their degrees despite unprecedented challenges,” Lapidus said. “Every university graduate must balance the demands of their studies and external factors, but the Class of 2020 had to contend with all of those as well as a global pandemic. They truly embody the university’s motto of ‘perseverance,’ and we are proud to honor them.”
For the May 2020 ceremony, Valedictorian Stanley L. Choruzek (Computer Information Systems) of Lancaster delivered remarks, as did Graduate Student Leadership Award recipient Paul A. Thibodeau (Master of Science in Counseling) of Royalston.
For the December 2020 ceremony, Valedictorian Caroline Anderson (Environmental and Earth Science) of Lunenburg delivered remarks, as did Graduate Student Leadership Award recipient Michelle A. Tilden (Master of Education in Occupational Education) of West Wareham.
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