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COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE

COMMENCEMENT ®

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 New London, New Hampshire


ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINTH COMMENCEMENT ORDER OF EXERCISES processional*........................................................... Highland Cathedral Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb Campbell Webster, Bagpiper

call to order............................................................. Patrick D. Anderson

Professor, Humanities

national anthem.................................................. Please join Vocally Charged A Capella in the singing of our National Anthem

welcome and president’s charge......... Susan D. Stuebner, President and to the class of 2017........................... Professor of Social Sciences ............................................................ and Education

honorary doctor of......................................... Presented by Susan D. Stuebner humane letters degree jack jensen award................................................. Presented by Susan D. Stuebner for excellence in teaching commencement address................................. Joan M. Huber

“All About You”........................................ Assistant Professor,

............................................................ Nursing and Public Health

david h. winton..................................................... Presented by Laura A. Alexander ’98 baccalaureate award......................... Interim Academic Vice President ............................................................ and Dean of Faculty

colby-sawyer award............................................ Presented by Robin Burroughs Davis ............................................................ Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

senior commencement speaker............. Introduced by Robin Burroughs Davis

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senior address......................................................... Matthew Nosal “So Come Home”

conferring of degrees.................................. Peter F. Volanakis

Chair of the Board of Trustees Susan D. Stuebner Laura A. Alexander Lisa Hayward, Academic Dean Diane Driscoll, Registrar Anthony Riso ’16 Operations Coordinator, Office of the Registrar

closing remarks.................................................... Susan D. Stuebner recessional* college marshals................................................. Patrick D. Anderson

Ann Page Stecker Professor, Humanities

commencement marshals
.......................... Thomas Bates, Officer, Campus Safety

............................................................ Sarah Braun, Director, Student Activities Robin Burroughs Davis Christopher Kubik, Associate Professor, Business Administration Rachel Parsons, Administrative Coordinator, School of Nursing and Health Professions & Teaching Enrichment Center

*Audience members are requested to stand, as they are able, and remain in place until the end of the processional and recessional.

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HONORARY DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS (L.H.D.) Colby-Sawyer’s Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree recognizes an individual of humanitarian character and superior intellect whose life and work have brought about positive, far-reaching consequences for individuals and organizations. THOMAS R. HORGAN President and CEO, New Hampshire College & University Council Thomas R. Horgan has been the president and CEO of the New Hampshire College & University Council since 1993. Previously, he served as president of the Nebraska Independent College Foundation (NICF) and as a state senator in Nebraska.

Hampshire and in the establishment of the Unique College Savings Plan. He is a delegate to the New England Board of Higher Education and a Commissioner to the Education Commission of the States. A resident of Manchester, N.H., Dr. Horgan holds an undergraduate degree from Morningside College, an M.P.A. from the University of Nebraska and an Ed.D. from New England College.

Dr. Horgan is the immediate past chair of the National Association for Collaborative Leaders, and he was instrumental in the founding of Campus Compact for New

JACK JENSEN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING The Jack Jensen Award for Excellence in Teaching is the college’s highest teaching award. It honors a teacher who communicates high expectations and encourages intellectual curios­ity within and across disciplines; respects diverse talents and ways of learning and uses variety in instruction; and engages students and inspires them to do their best work. The award is named for the late Professor Jack Jensen who, through his dedication to teaching, inspired fac­ulty and students alike. JOAN M. HUBER Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health Joan M. Huber served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a critical care clinical nurse specialist, nurse administrator, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of a naval hospital before retiring with the rank of captain. She was also Senior White House Nurse during the Reagan and Bush administrations.

crystal-clear teaching style and high expectations. Professor Huber goes above and beyond to prepare her students for their careers; one graduating nursing major calls her “the gold standard” when it comes to encouraging confidence and growth. A resident of Grantham, N.H., Professor Huber holds a B.S.N. from Villanova University and an M.S. as a critical care clinical nurse specialist from the University of California San Francisco.

She has taught at Colby-Sawyer since 2001; students call her the heart of the nursing program and admire her organization,

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DAVID H. WINTON BACCALAUREATE AWARD The David H. Winton Baccalaureate Award is presented to the baccalaureate degree graduate who ranks highest in scholarship among those in the graduating class. KHANG XUAN “KYLE” VU Khang Xuan “Kyle” Vu earned the History and Political Studies Capstone Award for his research project “A Shrimp Among Whales: South Korea’s Strategy for a Rising China and a Dominant America.” A member of the Wesson Honors Program, he also completed an Honors Capstone project, “Japan-South Korea Relations: Same Bed, Different Dreams.”

and as a first-year student had an article published on thediplomat.com. A member of the national honor society Alpha Chi and the Dean’s List, Kyle shared his knowledge and passion for history with others as a tutor at the Student Learning Collaborative. He worked in the Wesson Honors Suite as an event host and was an advocate of the program he credits with increasing his confidence in conducting independent research projects.

From Hanoi, Vietnam, Kyle is a graduate of Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. He arrived at Colby-Sawyer eager to dive into intellectual pursuits and established himself as an engaged leader in the classroom, where he often started and sustained lively discussions. A self-styled international relations analyst, Kyle found his voice early

Kyle completed an internship with the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi. In the fall, he will enter graduate studies at Dartmouth College.

COLBY-SAWYER AWARD The Colby-Sawyer Award is given to the senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplifies the ideals of the college in personal dignity, intellectual growth, contributions to campus life and constructive influence on other students. DEEPESH DUWADI Recognized as a scholar and leader on campus, Deepesh Duwadi of Dhading, Nepal, earned the Biology Capstone Award along with Anishma Shrestha ’17 for their project “Investigation of Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs) from Insects.”

A Dean’s List student, much of Deepesh’s time is devoted to pursuing groundbreaking research. Last summer, he completed a research assistantship with New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence testing the efficacy of a specific peptide sequence on lab mice infected with E. coli.

An active member of the Colby-Sawyer community, Deepesh has served as a resident assistant, as a member of the Presidential Blue Key Society and as president of the Biology Club. He has also volunteered in New London Hospital’s Emergency Department.

As a member of the Wesson Honors Program, Deepesh organized a relief trip following the 2015 Nepali earthquake. He also received Wesson Honors IDEA grants to fund independent projects.

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SENIOR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER The Class of 2017 Commencement Speaker Medal is presented to a stu­dent who represents the character of the graduating class and will give an inspirational and engaging speech that represents the college’s values and learning outcomes. MATTHEW NOSAL Matthew Nosal, an English and creative writing double major from Manchester, N.H., is passionate about all forms of human expression and has shared his talents in almost every area of student life. He completed a Capstone project for each major and was awarded the Creative Writing Capstone Award for his work “Reading Words and Pictures: A Contextualization of Image Macro Poetry,” which explores the intersection of visual art and poetry in the digital age. He also earned the Creative Writing Baccalaureate Award.

Matthew possesses a strong command of language and is skilled at writing in a variety of contexts. “He excels in the art of synthesizing his thinking in essays, poetry and prose, and he speaks with confidence and highly entertaining and engaging ways,” said a faculty member who nominated him to be the Senior Commencement Speaker. Matthew has shared his voice as an intern and student employee in the Office of College Communications where he contributed content to the Colby-Sawyer website and magazine. As an intern in the Fine and Performing Arts Department, he worked on the catalog for the upcoming exhibition Inner Visions: Selections from the Collection of Beverly Stearns Bernson ’55. He has also published poetry and other creative work in literary magazines such as Spy Kids Review, MICRO//MACRO and The Collagist.

Matthew was vice president of Vocally Charged A Capella, president of Word Order and secretary of Philosophy Club. He was a member of Improv Anonymous and participated in several SNAFU theater festivals as a writer, director and actor. Matthew competed with the men’s cross country team all four years and with the men’s track and field team for two. He was twice named to the NAC AllAcademic Team, and he helped lead the Chargers to the 2016 NAC Cross Country Championship where they took home the program’s first conference title.

“Matthew has emerged at Colby-Sawyer as an outgoing, bright student dedicated to this college’s daily life in and out of the classroom, and completely convinced of this college’s effect on his life,” said one of his professors.

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CLASS OF 2017 DEGREE RECIPIENTS ASSOCIATE IN LIBERAL ARTS LIBERAL ARTS Natasha Ann Andrade > Lauren Michele Birbarie > Felicia Ann Blanchard Amanda Celine Bozogan > Yunish Ghimire Ivy M. Grenier > Kyra Nelson Heinle ^ Ashley Jasmin Kinley > Nicolás Quesada Nylen ^ Taylor Ann O’Bryan ^> Elijah D. Shedd ^ Olivia Ann Thurber >

BACHELOR OF ARTS STUDIO ART Danielle Jordan Harriet Elizabeth Ketchen Charlotte Elizabeth Recknagel CREATIVE WRITING Megan Autumn Ashley Taylor Bray Daniel Andrew Nieman * Matthew Nosal DeAndre T. Parker ^ Stephanie Nicole Raffa Stephanie Amanda Sacco ENGLISH Katie Swan Cottrill ^ Rebecca Rose Garibaldi Alexa Keough * * * Anh Le ‡† * Matthew Nosal Kennedy Christine O’Toole * Shannon St. Peter * * Skylor Hanna Widschwenter ‡† * * * Morgan A. Wilson ‡

GRAPHIC DESIGN Regina Moore ^ Beau Lewis Pingree HISTORY AND POLITICAL STUDIES Boris Alibali ^ * Scott Charles Cooper Madison Lorraine Dionne *** Christopher Gagne ‡† Jacintha Janine Marjorie Jackson ^ ‡† Christina Marie Janousek Bipin Singh Kathayat ^ * Jane K. Martina Jameson Wayne Ploch * Jacqueline Jeannette Quint Daniel Nathan Sawyer Rackeb Tesfaye Sarah Boyd Veazey *** Khang Xuan Vu ‡† MEDIA STUDIES

** Nathaly Abreu-Soto ‡ Marcus Blueitt ‡ Taylor Bray Matthew Joseph Bussard Yukun “Kwans” Chen ^ Mardia L. Cooper ‡ Richard Martin Damas Jenna Elyse Haddad Katerina Elizabeth Kelly *** Abhineet Kumar ^ ‡† Meghan Catherine Mamlock * Madeleine Alexandra Schmidt ‡ * Bibek Thapa †‡ MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Nandy Da Conceciao Andrade Barbosa Alexander Curran Bermely Maria Ferreras Cabral Cody Gendreau Bradford L. Rose

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CLASS OF 2017 DEGREE RECIPIENTS PSYCHOLOGY Natasha R. Carter Andrea Barbara Heck Jessica Elizabeth Knudsen Tyler Daniel LaPlante ^ * Allyse K. LeBlanc ‡ Brandon Legendre ‡ Eilis Isabell Murphy ‡ Zoey Elizabeth Neidozetko DeAndre T. Parker ^ Ariana Wynne Perlee Arya Poudel Morgan Lori Rao Kaitlyn Ann Shaw ^ Hannah St. Jean Silken Kailey Widmer >

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ACCOUNTING Maliha Azizi ^ ** Chi Phuong Linh Ngo ** Chi Yen Linh Nguyen ** Ziedakhon Saidova ‡ ATHLETIC TRAINING Noah Demers Aubin ^ Meghan Anne Castellano Heather Marie Corriveau Kelsey Marie Cote Justin Edward Devoid Madison Colby Hamilton ^> Elizabeth Jane Jorgensen Hannah B. LaRoche Jessica Marie Monday * Gabrielle Marie Rodriguez ‡† Anna Kate Werge

SOCIOLOGY

* * Rebecca Brisson ‡ Whitney Brooks ^ Samantha Leigh Carr Margaret Annelise Jackson Jacqueline Martinez Carrington Elyzabeth Morgan Kavyaa Rizal Luladey Takele Teshome

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS STUDIO ART

* Kelsey Erin Campbell * Lauren Morrocco GRAPHIC DESIGN Karen Josselyn Alcazar John Robert Fownes Thijs Alexander Heilbron Jennifer Lynn Kidder Kristin Lambert Peter A. Locke ^ Bianca Ugonwa Obi

BIOLOGY Kassandra Lynne Alves ^ Kelsey M. Barker ^> Tory Jo Bauer-Pisani Bailey Velasco Clock Victoria Ann Delaney ^ Sonia Nohemi Diaz Rodriguez ^ ** Deepesh Duwadi † Travers Findley Hailey Gagnon ^ Bindika Ghimire * Leah R. Heath Lindsey Cora Hebert *** Catrina Marie Hood ‡ Helina Yohannes Kinfu * Erika Jayne Leach Natnale Mengesha ** Morganne Krista Murphy-Meyers ‡† Bethel Adiye Negash ** Phuong Ha Nguyen ‡ Gianna Marlene Pannullo Paige Marie Prokop ^ Caitlyn Marie Schreib

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CLASS OF 2017 DEGREE RECIPIENTS Anishma Shrestha Shelby Smith Semaj Shane Spence BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Katharine Livingston Aldrich Asra Batool Brett Cayer Jesse Lee Coffey > Mohamed Lamine Diakite Burhaan Bilal Habib Sarah Ashley Higgins Prithul Jung Karki * * * Anh Le ‡† Nam Minh Le Rene Julien Maher Christopher Paul Mitchell Jr. Jackson Musco Prakrit Nepal * Sharthak Neupane ‡ Edson L. N’Goran * * * Mai Thi Ngoc Nguyen ‡ Emerson E. O’Connor Joshua Paszczuk Christa Lynn Poulin * * Rachel Anyama Quaye ‡ Ashley Quinn * Dikshant Rajbhandari ‡ Eumie Rosiclair Nikita Sajia Lorenzo Lewis Samuel Ryan Joseph Sawyer Christian Daniel Sellman Krista Marie Shover Benton G. Smith * Alexandra J. Stefan ‡† Sandip Subedi Anna Beth Zdziarski CHILD DEVELOPMENT Lexi Rose Cates ^ Andrew Joseph Curtin Conley Anne Dion Kimberly Kay Faust

** Dana Elizabeth Fitzgerald Genevieve Katherine Giannotti Alexis Elena Heldenbrand Natalia Herrera Kimberly Marie Lakin ^ Cassandra Marie Locke Momoko Lucille Maki Molly Irene McCumber Kelly Ann McLaughlin Sarabeth Heal Miller Tymra Ashley Morris * Allyson Mullen ‡ Emily Margaret Nagle * Kylee Morgan Parker † Elisabeth Seymour Jessica Nicole Smith > Danielle Renee Trahan Amanda Nicole White ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Sarah H. Appleton ^ Ashley Nicole Barr Amanda Carrier Jake O’Neill Greaney Torh K. Hinneh Jeremy T. Johnston ** Owen Wesley Krol ^ ‡ Emily Jessica Lopez ^ * Zachary Michael Melisi † Amber Sweeney William Triebel ^ Travis Kenneth Yandow ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Jacob Thomas Conroy Evan Christopher Dalton Nicholas Alfred Dibble ^ * Olivia Rose Jones ‡ Matthew Joseph Plouffe Nawaraj Shahi Lea Taylor *** Kenneth Carlton Wilson ‡†

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CLASS OF 2017 DEGREE RECIPIENTS EXERCISE SCIENCE Rasheed Foster ^ Allison Rose Hamel Cameron David Henry ^ * * * Olivia Ellen McAnirlin ‡† Nicole Morris Patrick O’Brien * Erica Pantaleo Alyssa Saada Daniel Peter Stadden ^ Miranda Ashley Terra ^ HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT Mariamawit Getnet Anteneh Alisha Lynn Famiglietti Edilawit Solomon Gebreselassie Shannon Lea Hartford > Ei Ei Hlaing Esther Jules * * Lauryn Kae Kmon ‡ Meghan Catherine Mamlock Kevin Salomon Salazar-Barrera Abigail Dorothee Shorette David Wayne Sykie Jr.

Megan L. Harvey

*** Naomi Eva Humphrey ‡† *** Kaitlyn Flynn Jackson ‡† ** Brittany L. Jones ‡ Morgan M. Kuhnly Olivia J Kurowski * Daffodil Miriam LaVoie ^ Xyelle Lewis * Clare C. Maurer ‡ * Sadie J. Meyer ‡ Shannon E. Murphy-Miller ^> ** Kyleigh A. Niziak ‡ ** Darby M. Paul ‡ Ashma Shrestha ^ Kayla M. Smith Molly J. Statezni Dina M. Tischofer ** Phuong Dong Vo ‡† *** Lori E. Wood ‡ Abigail J. Woods PUBLIC HEALTH Haley Morgan Charest Elyssa Clairmont Christina E. Curtis Kristin Marie Ellis Delaney Victoria Gray Chelsea Ann Jennings Kailene Mae Laundry Yara Bassam Mehiar Allyson Taylor Mignault Corinna Lorraine Moskal Victoria Palacios Carline Paul Sarah Ward Paullis Nicole Richelle Viau

HEALTH PROMOTION Katrina R. Fennelly Emmett John LeBlanc ^ * * * Lydia Walker NURSING Elizabeth Grace Abbott * Lauren Caroline Adie ‡ * * Saluna Baiju Michaela Lee Bell Bonnie Lynne Campbell * Julia M. Carlstrom Michael F. Cather ^> * * Jaclyn E. Cinelli ‡† Karen Laura Clarke Brandi Durgin ^ Brigitte Eastman > Cassandra R. Firth * * Kimberly J. Hardin ‡

SPORT MANAGEMENT Tucker Patrick Andrews Dean Boodakian Adam Sebastian Borbely Brandon John Cawley ^ Andrew Daniel Clothier Austin Crow

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CLASS OF 2017 DEGREE RECIPIENTS Michael Fazio Nathan William Frongillo Brian Daniel Gallagher Alexis Anne Iannone Joseph M Pisani ^> Elisabeth Swanholm * Nicole Elizabeth Taylor Alex Kevin Townsend

KEY * * * Summa Cum Laude * * Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ‡ Honors Society Member † Wesson Honors Program Scholar > In Absentia ^ Prospective Graduate

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ACADEMIC REGALIA The gown worn by a bachelor is distinguished by long, pointed sleeves. The gown worn by a master has oblong sleeves. The gown of a doctor has rounded sleeves, velvet panels around the neck and down the front, and three velvet bars on the sleeves. Hoods are lined in silk in the official colors of the institution granting the degree. For Colby-Sawyer College those colors are royal blue and white. The color of the hood trim indicates the degree earned. The hoods are trimmed in white for bachelor of arts, brown for bachelor of fine arts and gold for bachelor of science. Honor cords of blue and green are worn by graduates who are members of the college’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Honor cords of blue and white are worn by graduates who have earned the college’s Wesson Honors Program Scholars Certificate. Honor cords of platinum and blue are worn by graduates who are members of the college’s chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Honor cords of lavender and white are worn by members of the college’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. Honor cords of green and gold are worn by graduates who are members of the college’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration. Honor cords of red and white are worn by graduates who are members of the college’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the Honor Society of the National Communication Association. Honor cords of red, yellow and blue are worn by graduates who are members of the college’s chapter of Iota Tau Alpha, the National Honor Society for Athletic Training Education. Sashes of gold are worn by graduates who are senior class or Student Government Asso­ciation officers. Sashes of blue are worn by the graduate marshals who are chosen from the faculty and staff by vote of the senior class. The graduate marshals escort the graduates and maintain the proper marching order as the graduates receive their diplomas. Tassels of gold are worn by students who will graduate with honors of summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude. Cords of navy blue and orange are worn by graduates who participated in a Colby-Sawyer international or off-campus study program. The ceremonial collar, worn by President Susan D. Stuebner, is emblematic of the presidential office. Its central portion is a silver pendant that displays the Colby-Sawyer College seal. On the obverse, in tiny, cut diamonds, the initials S.F.C. signify Susan Farnum Colby, who married James B. Colgate. She served as the first teacher and principal of Colby Academy, the institution that formed the foundation upon which the present college is built. The college seal is enriched by a laurel wreath and surmounted by the star from the state seal, signifying the authority granted to the college by the State of New Hampshire. Symbolic of the bond that joins Colby Academy to Colby-Sawyer College is the Colgate family coat of arms in the central portion of the insignia. Both Susan Farnum Colby Colgate and her daughter, Mary Colgate, offered material assistance during the crucial early days of the institution. It is fitting that one of the medallions bound to the coat of arms by silver links is emblazoned with an engraving of Colby Academy and the other with an engraving of Colgate Hall. Susan Colby taught in the Academy Building, which was erected in 1837. Colby-Sawyer students study to this day in Colgate Hall, one of the gifts of Mary Colgate.

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