STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ardito & Doucette Graduate From Saint Anselm College

The announcement below is from Saint Anselm College:

MANCHESTER, NH — Saint Anselm College has released the list of 540 graduates for the 2021-2022 school year. Members of the class of 2022 were celebrated for academic achievement and for overcoming the challenges brought on by the pandemic during the 129th Commencement Exercises. The college’s first graduate school class also received diplomas that day, with 22 students completing a 4+1 Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program.

The following Wilmington students graduated on Saturday, May 21, 2022:

  • Katelyn Ardito, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Macy Doucette Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts

During the commencement exercises speaker and honorary degree recipient Fr. Columba Stewart, O.S.B., addressed the members of the class of 2022 focusing on the themes of courage, providence, friendship, and gratitude. He shared the story of his journey from an undergraduate at Harvard University who thought his path would lead him to graduate school, but instead led him to a monastic life in Minnesota and a vocation “partnering with communities around the world to preserve their handwritten heritage, their manuscripts.”

College President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D., shared with the class what it means to be a graduate of Saint Anselm College.

“You commence from us today as Anselmians and we are so, so proud of you. But never forget that what you have been given is not a private good — rather, it is to seek and to serve the common good as an active member of your community. Volunteer, vote, be a generous donor to worthy causes, read broadly, choose social media wisely, and be an activist for equality and justice. Push limits even when you are unsure and uncomfortable instead of settling for the comfortable cave of certainty.”

About Saint Anselm College

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire, near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts and nursing programs, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, and a vibrant culture of community service. For more information, visit http://www.anslem.edu.

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