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The One Hundred and Twenty-first

Commencement Exercises

May the Seventeenth Two Thousand and Fourteen

The Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B., Chancellor Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., President

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Commencement Exercises will be simulcast in the following locations: 足 Coffee Shop, Goulet Science Center, Dana Humanities Center.

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The Commencement Exercises Academic Processional...................................................................................... Northeast Brass Ensemble Grand Marshal & Macebearer............................................................Brother Isaac S. Murphy, O.S.B. Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Invocation............................................................................... The Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B. Chancellor

National Anthem............................................................................................................... William P. Endicott Class of 2016

Student Address................................................................................................................. Emily M. Donovan Class of 2014

Faculty Award.................................................................... American Association of University Professors Presented by Dr. Beth Salerno President, Saint Anselm College Chapter

The President’s Award for Service and Citizenship................................. Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President of the College

The Chancellor’s Award .............................................. The Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B. Chancellor

The President’s Address............................................................................................ Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President of the College

Citations............................................................................................................................ Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President of the College

Address................................................................................................................................................ Bob Schieffer Musical Interlude Awarding of Degrees to the Graduates............................................................. Dr. Mark W. Cronin Interim Dean of the College

Benediction........................................................................ The Right Reverend Matthew K. Leavy, O.S.B. Abbot Emeritus

Recessional............................................................................................................... Northeast Brass Ensemble

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PrESiDEnT’S mESSAGE TO THE ClASS OF 2014 I am pleased and proud to offer my very warmest welcome to the families and guests who join us today and my heartfelt congratulations to our graduates on this auspicious occasion. Today marks Saint Anselm College’s 121st Commencement Exercises. Some dedicated members of our community have taken part in more than forty of those ceremonies, but for me as Saint Anselm’s new president, it is a very special first. Today represents a collective triumph, not just of the Class of 2014, but of their professors, and the administrators and staff who have guided and supported them on their journey. As our graduates take their leave from their Saint Anselm home that was founded and is lovingly sustained by the monks of Saint Anselm Abbey, our gratitude extends to many people. For the admission officer who first inspired a young person’s interest in Saint Anselm and the dining hall employee who served up encouraging words as well as meals along the way, to the teacher who graded the last exam and will serve as a mentor for decades to come, today is a shared celebration. Far from least of those sharing in this gratitude are the parents and families of our graduates, whose caring presence has sustained them over the past four years in ways large and small, and who now proudly watch as they prepare to take their next steps forward, strengthened by that foundational love and support. Today also represents hundreds of individual journeys of personal and academic growth, of goals set and achieved, majors selected and abandoned, plans altered, discoveries made, relationships formed and horizons opened. Each graduate who ascends the stage today brings a personal story of joy, heartache and perseverance, often against the most difficult of obstacles. With them, we remember in prayer today the parents, grandparents and other family members lost by these graduates who cannot be here to celebrate with us today. Members of the Class of 2014: you are the first to whom I have the honor of handing a Saint Anselm diploma. On behalf of your professors, I send you forth to Harvard, Brown and the University of Texas; to Chicago, California, Germany, Spain and Rwanda; to hospitals, banks, schools, publishing houses, software companies and television networks; to the heady corridors of political power and the heartbreaking streets and villages of the most vulnerable. We send you with God’s blessings upon you and your families and upon the remarkable life of creative and generous service that lies before you. For you have learned in your four years what generations before you have known and what I have discovered in just one short year: Anselmian today. Anselmian tomorrow. Anselmian always.

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. President

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President's cabinet

Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D. Vice President, Finance/Treasurer

James F. Flanagan Vice President, College Advancement

James Herlihy Director of Athletics

Joseph M. Horton, Ed.D. Vice President, Student Affairs

Neil Levesque Executive Director, New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Assistant to the President for Public Affairs

Brother Isaac S. Murphy, O.S.B. Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs

Janet Poirier Executive Assistant to the President

Patricia R. Shuster Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

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Joanne Pietrini-Smith Chair of the Board of Trustees Ex Officio Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., President The Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B., Chancellor

Denise T. Askin, Ph.D.

Reverend Peter J. Guerin, O.S.B.

Timothy R. Austin, Ph.D.

James L. Hauser, Esq.

Richard L. Bready

Edward A. Hjerpe, III, Ph.D.

Ann M. Catino, Esq.

Roger L. Jean

Marie Chabot-Fletcher, Ph.D.

Elizabeth J. Kelly

Robert P. Connor

Richard J. Meelia

Charles A. Crowley

Thomas A. Melucci, Sr.

Reverend Jerome J. Day, O.S.B.

Brother Isaac S. Murphy, O.S.B.

Geraldine H. DeLuca

Dorothy R. Musho

Christine D. Douville

Lawrence J. Pascal, Esq.

Stephen J. Ellis

Joseph Pepe, M.D.

Monsignor William P. Fay

Frank P. Pfeffer

Daniel T. Flatley

Barry F. X. Smith

Reverend John R. Fortin, O.S.B.

Reverend William J. Sullivan, O.S.B.

Kenneth J. Goodchild

Joseph E. Sweeney

Kevin J. Gould

Brother Andrew L. Thornton, O.S.B.

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Honorary Degree Recipients

Richard J. Meelia Richard J. Meelia was the first Chairman, President and CEO of Covidien plc, a leading $11 billion global healthcare products company. Mr. Meelia retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 1, 2011. He then served as non-executive Chairman of the Board until March 2012, when he stepped down from all duties with the Company. Covidien creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. The Company manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2011 revenue of $11.6 billion, Covidien has 41,000 employees worldwide in more than 65 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. This business, formerly known as Tyco Healthcare, spun off from parent company Tyco International on June 29, 2007. Mr. Meelia was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien at that time and was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. He was elected to the additional position of Chairman of the Board on October 1, 2008. Mr. Meelia joined Kendall Healthcare Products Company, the foundation of the Tyco Healthcare business, as Group President in 1991 and became President of Tyco Healthcare in 1995. During the ensuing decade, he directed Tyco Healthcare’s acquisition, integration and product development efforts, growing the business from $600 million to more than $11 billion annually. Prior to joining Kendall/Tyco Healthcare, Mr. Meelia was President of Infusaid, Inc., a division of Pfizer Hospital Products Group that manufactures and markets implantable infusion pumps and ports. Before that, he held sales and marketing positions with the Pharmaseal and McGaw divisions of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. A graduate of Saint Anselm College, Mr. Meelia earned an MBA degree from Boston College. Mr. Meelia is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Francis House, Por Cristo, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Tufts Medical Center. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Anselm College and is the Chairman of the Board for both Apollo Endosurgery Inc., and Haemonetics.

Sister Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D. Sr. Sheila O’Neill is the first President of Sacred Heart Academy (from which she graduated in 1971), a college preparatory school located in Hamden, Connecticut. Sacred Heart was founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Roman Catholic tradition and is committed to the expression of strong Christian values and intellectual growth for young women.

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Honorary Degree Recipients

Sr. Sheila entered the congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and professed perpetual vows in 1979. She earned a B.A. in math from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, a M.A. in theology from Fordham University in New York and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University in Missouri, and in 2005, a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University. Sr. Sheila taught math and religion at Sacred Heart Private School, New York and Cor Jesu Academy before serving as principal of Cor Jesu Academy, Sacred Heart’s sister school, for 16 years. Before being named the first president of Sacred Heart Academy in 2010, she served for three years as Head of Mission Advancement for the U. S. Province of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart.

Bob Schieffer Bob Schieffer has been a reporter for more than 50 years and at CBS News for 45. He has anchored and moderated “Face the Nation,” CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast and one of the longest-running and highest-rated news programs in the history of television, since 1991. Prior to joining CBS in 1969 he was a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram where he was the first reporter from a Texas newspaper to report from Vietnam. Schieffer has won virtually every award in broadcast journalism including 7 Emmys, the overseas Press Club Award, the Paul White Award presented by the TV News Directors Association, the Edward R. Murrow Award given by Murrow’s alma mater Washington State University and in 2008 he was named a living legend by the Library of Congress. In 2013 he was inducted into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. Schieffer is one of the few reporters in Washington to have covered all four of the major beats: the Pentagon, the White House, Congress and the State Department. He became the network’s chief Washington correspondent in 1982. Schieffer anchored the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News” for 23 years. In March 2005, with the departure of Dan Rather, Schieffer served as interim anchor of “The CBS Evening News,” until August 2006. He has interviewed every president since Richard Nixon as well as most of those who sought the office. He is the author of four books: The New York Times bestsellers “This Just In,” and “Bob Schieffer’s America,” as well as “Face The Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-winning News Broadcast” and “The Acting President.” Schieffer was born in Austin, Texas and grew up in Fort Worth where he graduated from North Side High School and Texas Christian University. He served three years in the US Air Force.

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The Chancellor’s Medal is awarded to the student with the highest grade point average of the graduating class by the Abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey and Chancellor of Saint Anselm College. The Chancellor’s Medal is the highest academic honor Saint Anselm College bestows on a graduating student. The medal consists of the Seal of Saint Anselm College in the form of a medallion on a ribbon of blue and white. The seal is composed of a shield on which appears a black cross with three drops of blood in each quarter formed by the cross. These are the arms attributed to Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury and patron saint of the College and Abbey. A sheaf of five silver arrows superimposed on the shaft of the cross, representing the original five counties of New Hampshire, is taken from the seal of the Colony of New Hampshire, upon which it was the central ornament. Encircling the shield is the name of the College, and at the top of the circle is the founding date of the College — 1889. The Chancellor’s Medal was first awarded at the academic convocation in 1984 to Br. William A. Thurmeier, O.S.B., of St. Peter’s Abbey in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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The Degree of HONORS Bachelor of Arts is Conferred On: Justin Martin Eckilson*** Aleesha Jean Griffin* Caitlyn McConnell Jarvis** Grace Elizabeth Keating** Amanda Sharyn LeClair** Caleb Russell Mason*

Alexandra Elizabeth Odegaard*** Margaret Cashman O’Leary*** Guy Anthony Sergi* Vallerie Marie Stein* Katherine Anna Williams**

The Degree of HONORS Bachelor of Science is Conferred On: Christina Ann DeFusco** Caroline Ann Ducharme** Caleigh Brianna MacDonald*** Emma Christine O’Neil*

*Cum Laude

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**Magna Cum Laude

***Summa Cum Laude

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The Degree of Bachelor of Arts is Conferred On: Christopher Lawrence Adreani Christopher John Albrecht Katherine Ann Amato Derek John Amoroso Jennifer Katherine Anton Spencer Michael Aube* Brian Christopher Ayers Alex Trecker Barnes*** Brittany Barrett Paul Anthony Barry, Jr. Jennifer Bell Bartlett* Andrew Brian Beer Bradley O. Bittman* Daniel Evan Black Matthew John Blake David Loring Boardman Nicole Linda Boucher Jacqueline Mary Bouchie Eric Patrick Boumil* Katherine Ann Bourque* Stephen James Bowen Devan Jean Brazil Shannon Marie Breen Nicolle Sue Brenza Zachary Taylor Brian Ian James Brohm Derek Salter Bruinooge Titus Paul Buchanan, Jr. Matthew Ialuna Burke Leah Ann Busch Jason Gibson Busfield Jeffrey Michael Busha* Elizabeth Helen Butz* Tara Celine Byrne Shalyn Patricia Callahan Rachel Ann Campoli* Michael Lee Camuso Omar David Cano Estrada, Jr. Molly Skye Cavicchi Kasey Lynn Chambers* Hillary Delano Chase Kathleen Erin Clark Lauren Elizabeth Clark**

*Cum Laude

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Karley Elaine Click Kevin Michael Coates* Gabriella Maria Cohan Theresa RenĂŠe Colella Marcia Denise Coleman Gregory Paul David Colpitts Brendan M. Combes Andrew Richard Connelly Sean Patrick Connolly* Michelle Elizabeth Conway Timothy Joseph Cooke** Andrew Johann Cooper Brendan Timothy Corey Kaitlin Marie Cornelio Matthew Steven Cote* Steven M. Coyne** Elizabeth Maria Craig Rebecca Ann Cronin* Gregory Michael Crovo Sean Neil Curtis** Eric Anthony Czapka Bruno Pinheiro DaSilva* Michael Floyd Dean Schyler Annette DeChane-Crawford* Paxton Marie Delano Ryan Joseph DeMar* Michael Quinn DeSimone* Brittany Rose DiCologero Caroline Collins Dlugos Cristina Marie Doherty Matthew Leonard Donahue*** Emily Marie Donovan Brianna Diane Dooley* Christina Marie Dooley Ray Henry Martin Doucette Elizabeth Ann Duffy*** Lauren Yvonne Duffy*** Liam David Francis Duggan* Rachel Ann Dushkewich*** Emily Jean Dutile** Hannah Margaret Earl* Brandon Thomas Early Daniel Andrew Endicott*

**Magna Cum Laude

***Summa Cum Laude

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The Degree of Bachelor of Arts is Conferred On: Patrick Malone Even Shannon Theresa Fahy** Rebekah Carmen Teresa Fedewa Eric James Feehan Caitlin Sarah Fehr* Elizabeth Margaret Fenn Edward Michael Ferrante** James Michael Fitzgerald III Vivian Paige Fitzgerald* Joseph Andrew Fitzsimmons* Michael Justin Flanagan Nicole Victoria Foley Michael Joseph Ford Andrea Lyn Foss Cameron Lee Foster Jessica Emily Galvin Matthew Francis Joseph Galyean* Kiran Andrew Ganguly Thomas W. Gardner Patricia Ellen Gaudet Joseph William Gemmell IV Christopher Joseph Genter Jessica Lynn Genza* Gizelle Geva Medinaceli Gepigon Alexandra Whalen Giannandrea* Meghan Elizabeth Gill** Samantha Christine Glavin* Jorge Eduardo Gonzalez Matthew Ryan Gordon Kaileigh Michele Gorman Frank Michael Grande Colleen Elizabeth Grant Kevin William Greene** Zachary Emil Gregoric Andrea Therese Griffin** Kyle Mark Grumoli** Matthew Michael Gunzelmann* Caitryn E. Gustafson Danielle Elizabeth Guyette** Amy Catherine Harrington Kevin Patrick Harris Christopher Gilbert Harrison Shanna Kathryn Hennebry-Kenny

*Cum Laude

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Staci Marie Herman** Alanna Joy Hickey** Kerry Marie Hickey Daniel Jacob Hiers Daniel Paul Higgins Zachary Doyle Hilton Michael Joseph Hobbs Shawn Patrick Hrbek Jesse Alexander Imse Eliza Sheridan Jalbert* Kayleigh Anne Jeannette** Michaela Patricia Johnson Alexandra Morgan Jones Briana Marie Jones Jessica Marie Jordan Katherine Jane Jordan** Rebecca Lynne Jordan*** Isaac Daniel Jorgensen* Robert Kang Chloe Margaret Kealey** Michael Eric Kearney** Stephanie Enid Kearsley* Maura Ann Kelly* George B. Kornack Mark William Kotsopoulos Kylie Marie Kozlowski Abigail Beth Krusemark*** Cassandra Ashleigh LaBell** Daniel Martin Lagasse* Andrew Duval Lambert Taylor Marie Laro Jeffrey Peter Laskey Christian Michael Lavallee Victoria Allison Lehr Ann Christine Lehto*** Jenna Jean Lemoi Brendon Gregory Leslie Matthew Aaron Lessard* Veronica Elizabeth Lester Sarah Marie Liamos Lucio Raymond Licciardi III Dylan Brianna Lindholm* Meghan Elizabeth Linehan

**Magna Cum Laude

***Summa Cum Laude

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The Degree of Bachelor of Arts is Conferred On: Jin Liu** Ryan Jerard Lunderville* Katharine Genevieve Lunny** Brendon Michael Lynch Jordan Scott Lyons Nicholas Anthony Maccario Samuel McSharry MacDonald Alexandra Isabel Madsen** Jake Christopher Mallinson Constantinos Mallios Kasey Elaine Mammola Natalie Jane Mancuso Joanna Maria Marczyk* Kimberly Anne Martel Joseph Anthony Mastrocola Bridget Ann Mazza Kiely Mae McCann Michael John McGee* Andrew Locke McIntyre Matthew Patrick McQueeney** Ryan James Mee Gregory Daniel Merrill* Andrew David Messner Sage Ann Miele* Lauren Alexandra Miller*** Amy Kaitlin Millet Paige Elizabeth Minotti Janna Kelsey Camara Moen*** Carlos David Monzon Kierra Shanice Moore Alexander George Morella* Katherine Gade Morrissey* Meg Rose Morrissey* Stephen Vincent Morrissey Ashley Anita Morse Michael Joseph Morse Amanda Jeanne Mort* Robert Lloyd Mostrom Julia Ann Muccini Geoffrey Michael Mueller Andrew William Mueskes* Caitlyn Alice Mulligan** Samuel Lee Mullins

*Cum Laude

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Alexander Michael Murphy Anthony Michael Murphy Thomas Michael Murphy* Jennifer Alyce Murray Jephte Kervin Michael Nabosse Nathaniel James Nelson James Thomas Nestor III John Anthony Nielsen Christopher Robert O’Brien Daniel Joseph O’Connell IV* Catherine Linette O’Doherty Shaun Padriac O’Halloran* Kaitlin Ann Oldfield Camryn Louis Oliwa* Andrea Marie O’Neil Stephanie Kay Orswell** Brian Michael O’Shea*** Kelsey Elizabeth Ouellette Taylor Regan Overhiser-O’Leary Stanley William Pacuk III* Christian James Papazian Alexander Jonathan Pascal Kelsey Ann Payne John Alden Pearson* Catherine Jeanne Pellino* Emily Katherine Petrie* Dung Phuong Pham** Matthew Charles Phillips Leo Joseph Polverini III Chloe Anne Poutenis David John Prendergast* Matthew David Previte Michelle Christine Rascoe Timothy O’Shaughnessy Rattigan Monica Lee Redente Talia Ana Reid Jordan Brook Roberts Lyndsay Nicole Robinson* Dino Tempesta Roffo Ashlee Irene Rollins Christopher Michael Romero Jaimy Quezada Rosario Ashley Marie Roy

**Magna Cum Laude

***Summa Cum Laude

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The Degree of Bachelor of Arts is Conferred On: Benjamin Clarke Roy Daniel Giovani Ruiz Vernice Jadine Brodit Ruiz Mckenzie Jeanne Russell-Masterson Mia Kathleen Russo Griffin Craig Sandler Matthew Richard Santello Monica Lynne Savoie*** Marie Kathryn Schwab* Anne Painter Sears Danielle Ann Sementelli Tara L. Sennick* Richard Joseph Serino Gabriella Victoria Servello** Stephen John Sherman Scott Paul Shiner Julie Ann Smith* Andrew Robert Spero* Julia Elizabeth Stachura Ashley Maria Stebbins Matthew Joseph Steele III* Andrew Joseph Sterling* Laura Baron Sullivan** Christopher Frentress Switzer

Ethan Edward Sylvain Andrew Patrick Tallarita Joseph Anthony Tebano Zofia Deanna Thibeault Colby Tyler Thivierge Lawrence Edward Tillson IV* Samantha Nicole Tiscia Lyndsey Anne Townsend Alyssa Rose Trabucco Gina Marie Treglia Alicia Argero Triantos Megan Ann Tucker Kevin Sayers Vanous* Elsa Lucia Villanueva Ashley Marie Viselli Brianna Leigh Walsh* Daniel Joseph Weber Alyssa Michelle Westerman Tyler Albert Lewis Williams Tyler Harold Wing* Courtney Beth Winters* Matthew John Wojichowski Merike Elisabeth Youngs*** Leah Marie Zraunig

The Degree of Bachelor of Science is Conferred On: Jaclyn Claire Albert* Veronica Lucia Amaya Kelley Sheehan Bernard Lisa Marie Bono*** Allissa Margaret Bonomo Ashley Ann Bowes*** Katelin Beatrice Brouillette*

*Cum Laude

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Haley Morgan Brown Molly June Brun* Casey Rose Campos* Nicole Marie Cherubino Christopher John Colby* Delia Louise Considine Kayla Marie Cullen

**Magna Cum Laude

***Summa Cum Laude

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science is Conferred On: Matthew Marc Derkrikorian** Colby Elizabeth Diana Jocelyn Bryana Dorsey** Kelly Grace Dunn Annie Jeanne Duquette* Samantha Anneliese Estabrook** Jessica Ann Farley* Meghan Marie Fay* Siobhan Geraldine Flaherty Lindsay Nicole Fleming** Emma Katheryn Furlone Shannon Marie Gallagher Bridget Kathleen Garrity Monique Marie Gauthier* Ashley Dianne Giddinge Elizabeth Therese Gillespie* Jessica Lynn Golen*** Hilary Lee Gorgol** Erin Alida Graves** Kyla Merrill Gustavson Cody S. Harrington Victoria Lynne Hastings* Kayla M. Hatch Adrienne Elizabeth Hawley* Kellie Ann Hennessy Nellia Margaret Hickerson Brittany Ann Hoefer* Kirsten Lynn Huff Julia Kateri Ingoldsby Haley Elizabeth Jarek** Lindsay Marissa Johnson* Kristen Leigh Jones*** Hilary Dyer Keithcart Lauryn Catherine Kiander* Annah Ranae Kimball Bridget Elizabeth Klecan* Melissa Marie Kubicki* Alexandra Mary Lagoutis* Robert Joseph Lahey*** Jenna Marie Lodder

*Cum Laude

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Cassandra Marie Maroun Lauren Anne Marsden* Keira D. Martin*** Sarah Elizabeth Matson* Alyssa Chelsea Maurano Morgan Brittany McCarthy* Molly Kate McClintock** Kerry Bridgett McDonald** Paige Marie McGowan* Stacey Ann Mealey* Katharine Lynn Meinertz Danielle Marie Monette* Morgan Sullivan Mott* Kimberly Anne Murray Kerrin Ann O’Connor* Lisa Marie Odom* Sarah Lauretta Paladino Amy Catherine Paturzo Kristen Morgan Pawlowski Sabrina Rose Pelletier** Caroline Elizabeth Pinette** Alexandra Lauren Poznick Julie Ann Pratt*** Kayla Marie Quick Jessica Leigh Rhodes Crystal Lee Sanders* Erin Elizabeth Sawyer*** Lyssette Ann Schaefer* Ashley L. Schwer** Elizabeth Ashley Sears Christi Marie Smith** Sara Elyse Smith Gabriela Patricia Tellez Megan Elizabeth Vachon* Tiffany Susan Vanasse** Christina Ida-Maria Vermes* Danielle Christine Vittiglio Christine Marie Woods Michelle Lee Worthington Nicole Eileen Zanella

**Magna Cum Laude

***Summa Cum Laude

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The following is a translation of the Latin text which appears on the diploma. We, the Trustees of Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire extend greetings in the Lord to all who read this Diploma. Inasmuch as our esteemed [graduate] has rendered himself/herself worthy to receive public awards and honors, we, under delegation of the highest authority of the State, make known to all by this Diploma that he/she has been declared and appointed by us [Honors Bachelor of Arts] [Honors Bachelor of Science] [Bachelor of Arts] [Bachelor of Science] with all the rights, honors and privileges which holders of the [Bachelor of Arts Degree], [Bachelor of Science Degree], everywhere have and enjoy by right and approved custom. In testimony whereof we present this Diploma, undersigned and secured with the seal of this College on this Seventeenth day of May, 2014.

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SAinT AnSElm COllEGE miSSiOn Saint Anselm is a Catholic, Benedictine College providing all its students a distinctive liberal arts education that incorporates opportunities for professional and career preparation. It does so in a learning community that encourages the lifelong pursuit of the truth and fosters intellectual, moral and spiritual growth to sustain and enrich its graduates’ personal lives, work, and engagement within local, national, and global communities.



Love of Christ and neighbor


Prayer: a life marked by liturgy, lectio, and mindfulness


Stability: commitment to the daily life of this place, its heritage, and tradition


Conversatio: faithfulness to a way of life within community


Obedience: a commitment to listening and consequent action


Discipline: a way toward learning and freedom


Humility: knowledge of self in relation to God, others, and creation


Stewardship: responsible use of creation, culture, and the arts


Hospitality: openness to others

10. Community: call to serve the common good

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College History Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889, when the Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire was incorporated by the state legislature. At the request of The Most Reverend Denis M. Bradley, the first bishop of Manchester, the Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey of Newark, New Jersey, established a college to educate a new generation of Americans, regardless of their religious denomination, status, or ethnicity. As founding president of the new college, Abbot Hilary Pfraengle, O.S.B., purchased land on a hilltop overlooking the city of Manchester and oversaw construction of the college’s first building. When the nearly completed structure was destroyed by fire a year later, he decided to rebuild. On September 6, 1893, the college opened its doors to receive its first students, who paid $180 for their tuition, room and board. A six-year classical course, with curricula in philosophical and theological studies, was organized and opened to 100 qualified students, including preparatory school students. The gas-lit brick building called Administrative Hall served many functions, including administration, housing, recreation, worship and study. The earliest students ate, slept, did their laundry, even did pull-ups and bowled tenpins within its walls. In 1910, Abbot Ernest Helmstetter, O.S.B., succeeded Abbot Hilary and embarked upon expanding the college. Under the leadership of eight more presidents until the present day, the college has continued in its mission to provide a strong education in the liberal arts, grounded in the Catholic, Benedictine intellectual tradition. Its approach to education has ever been guided by the spirit of its patron saint, Saint Anselm of Canterbury, who was a scholar and teacher. Anselm believed in the importance of educating the young for life, and not to master a particular subject area. Throughout its nearly 125 years, the college has built upon the work of its founders, overcoming many challenges including the lean years of the Great Depression and WWII. Its Benedictine presidents maintained the college’s traditions and goals while adapting to changes in the world and in higher education, all the while meeting the needs of its students. Major facilities were added in the 1960s, including residences, a computer center, dining hall, athletic facilities, and activities center. A nursing program was established in 1952 and gained a regional reputation. The faculty and administration developed a formal humanities program, called Portraits of Human Greatness, which gained national acclaim. In 1973, Fr. Brendan Paul Donnelly, O.S.B., the college’s seventh president, oversaw the transition to a co-educational college, and the first women were admitted to the liberal arts program. Over the course of its history, more than 30,000 men and women have graduated from Saint Anselm College. It has been visited by presidents and has served as the nation’s classroom during presidential election cycles. It has produced graduates who guard the nation’s security, care for its homeless, conduct business, search for cures, and lead parishes. Many of its graduates have returned to Saint Anselm as professors teaching the next generation of Anselmians. They continue the work of the academics and administrators who have preceded them, ever in the spirit of the pursuit of truth and maintaining the harmony between the knowledge of faith and the knowledge of reason.

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The Saint Anselm College Mace Originally, the mace was a heavy club with a metal head, often spiked, used by knights in the Middle Ages to crush the armor of opponents. By the 14th century, maces had become more ceremonial in use and decorated with jewels and precious metals, losing their war-club appearance. Maces no longer were used as weapons after the 16th century. In modern times, the mace has become a work of art and a symbol of authority, usually identified with such formal functions in higher education as convocations, presidential installations, and commencements. The Saint Anselm College mace, hand carved from black walnut, was designed and executed by the monks of Saint Joseph Abbey, the Trappist monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts. One of its striking features is the cross surmounting the mace, which is patterned after the cross in the Saint Anselm Abbey Church; another is the seal of the College, mounted on the round head of the mace, and composed of a shield on which appears a black cross with three drops of blood in each quarter formed by the cross. These are the arms attributed to Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury and patron saint of the College and Abbey. A sheaf of five silver arrows superimposed on the shaft of the cross, representing the original five counties of New Hampshire, is taken from the seal of the Colony of New Hampshire, upon which it was the central ornament. Encircling the shield is the legend Sigillum Collegii Sancti Anselmi (Seal of the College of Saint Anselm), and at the bottom of the circle is the founding date of the College — 1889.

THE PRESIDENTIAL CHAIN OF OFFICE The Chain of the Office of the President of Saint Anselm College was commissioned by Augustine G. Kelly, O.S.B., then Vice President, Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, for the inauguration of President Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. in 2013. It is composed of a series of links which include the names of the previous presidents of the college and their dates of office. Included in the chain are four fleurs-de-lis as a tribute to the Sisters of Saint Joan of Arc who lived, prayed and worked on this campus for eighty years. Hanging from the chain is the Seal of Saint Anselm College in the form of a medallion. Attaching the medallion to the chain is a single link with the letters U.I.O.G.D. for the Latin “Ut in omnibus glorificetur deus” from the fifty-seventh chapter of the Rule of Saint Benedict “That in all things God may be glorified.”

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Academic Costume The distinctive dress associated with academic ceremonies comprises a gown, hood, and cap. Developed in the Middle Ages, academic dress was ecclesiastical in origin since, initially, all members of a university were clerics and required to wear clerical attire. The earliest dress for undergraduates and bachelors consisted of a black habit — the habit of the Benedictine Order. A black hood lined with white rabbit fur was worn with it and, under the habit, all wore the plain black cassock. Such garb distinguished students and faculty as university members, but it also protected against the cold, indoors and out, since medieval buildings were unheated. The hood, used in early times as a head covering, has become a symbol of higher education, and the three elements — gown, hood, and cap — today are colorful accessories of formal academic functions. The style of the gown indicates the degree attained by the wearer. The bachelor’s gown has short, pointed sleeves and is worn closed front. The master’s gown has oblong sleeves and the doctor’s gown has bell-shaped sleeves, and may be worn open or closed. Velvet trimming down the front and velvet sleeve bars also distinguish the doctor’s gown. The color of the hood edging generally indicates the discipline of the wearer, for example, white for arts and letters, crimson for journalism, purple for law, green for medicine, yellow for science, gold for nursing, dark blue for philosophy, scarlet for theology, et cetera. The hood is lined with the official color or colors of the college or university conferring the degree. More than one color may be shown by using a chevron, or by even divisions of the colors. Saint Anselm College colors are blue and white, so the hoods presented today have blue and white linings. Tassels on the caps usually are black for bachelors and masters, but doctors may wear gold tassels.

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