The One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
May the Twentieth Two Thousand and Eighteen
The Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B., Chancellor Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., President
Commencement Exercises will be simulcast in the following locations: Â Coffee Shop, Goulet Science Center, Dana Humanities Center, Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Auditorium.
THE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES Academic Processional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northeast Brass Ensemble Grand Marshal & Macebearer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brother Isaac S. Murphy, O.S.B. Vice President for Academic Affairs
Invocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B. Chancellor
National Anthem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katharine A. Demasi ’18 Student Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline M. McKenzie ’18 Faculty Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Association of University Professors Presented by Dr. Kevin Staley President, Saint Anselm College Chapter
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The
Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B. Chancellor
President’s Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President of the College
Citations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President of the College
Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. Musical Interlude Awarding of Degrees to the Graduates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Mark W. Cronin. Dean of the College
Benediction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci. Bishop of Manchester
The Saint Anselm College Anthem Recessional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northeast Brass Ensemble
PRESIDENTâ€™S MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 2018 I am pleased and proud to offer my very warmest welcome to the families and guests who join us today, along with my heartfelt congratulations to our graduates on this auspicious occasion. Today marks Saint Anselm Collegeâ€™s 125th Commencement Exercises. A diploma will soon be in your hand, symbolizing the hard work that you have completed over the past years. Although you will leave campus today for the last time as a student, please know that you are always welcome to return. I hope that you will never forget this Hilltop that became your home. Many of your professors, members of the administration, staff and the monks of Saint Anselm Abbey who have guided and supported you on this journey are here today to partake in the collective celebration that is Commencement. Also present are your parents and families, whose guidance and compassion has sustained you over the past four years in ways large and small, and who now proudly watch as you prepare to take your next steps forward, strengthened by that foundational love and support. Commencement represents hundreds of individual journeys of personal and academic growth, of goals set and achieved, majors selected and abandoned, discoveries made, relationships formed and horizons opened. Whether it was a service opportunity that changed your career track, an encounter with a presidential candidate, or a moment of jubilation that came with carrying your team to victory, each graduate who ascends the stage today brings a personal story of joy, heartache and perseverance, sometimes against the most difficult of obstacles. With this celebration, we also remember in prayer the parents, grandparents and other family members lost by these graduates who cannot be here with us today. Members of the Class of 2018: I have the honor of handing you a Saint Anselm diploma, after which you will go forth into the world. On behalf of the Saint Anselm College community, I wish you the greatest success and happiness as you pursue graduate studies, begin careers in schools, hospitals, corporate headquarters, political offices, and non-profit agencies, and serve in streets and villages of the most vulnerable across the United States and around the world. We send you with Godâ€™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 also come to know: Anselmian today. Anselmian tomorrow. Anselmian always.
Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. President
Mark W. Cronin, Ph.D. Dean of the College Ande Diaz, Ph.D. Chief Diversity Officer Alicia A. Finn, Ph.D. Dean of Students James F. Flanagan Sr. Vice President, College Advancement Christine Gustafson, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Chair of NEASC Steering Committee Joseph M. Horton, Ed.D. Vice President, Student Affairs Neil A. Levesque Chief of Staff and Executive Director, New Hampshire Institute of Politics Jennifer Lucas, Ph.D. Professor, Politics and Faculty Representative Daron L. Montgomery Director of Athletics Brother Isaac S. Murphy, O.S.B., Ph.D. Vice President, Academic Affairs Eric R. Nichols Vice President, Enrollment and Dean of Admission Eric M. Norman Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Michelle Adams Oâ€™Regan Executive Director, College Communications and Marketing Janet L. Poirier Executive Assistant to the President Patricia R. Shuster Vice President, Administration
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.
James L. Hauser, Esq.
Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D.
Roger L. Jean
Richard L. Bready
Elizabeth J. Kelly
Susan D. Cabana
Ivan Lamourt, Psy.D.
Ann M. Catino, Esq.
John B. Lavelle
Marie Chabot-Fletcher, Ph.D.
Reverend Mark S. Massa, S.J., Th.D.
Robert P. Connor
Richard J. Meelia
Charles A. Crowley
Thomas A. Melucci, Sr.
Reverend Jerome J. Day, O.S.B., Ph.D.
Brother Isaac S. Murphy, O.S.B., Ph.D.
Geraldine H. DeLuca
Joseph Pepe, M.D.
Reverend Bernard W. Disco, O.S.B.
Frank P. Pfeffer
Christine D. Douville
Reverend Benet C. Phillips, O.S.B.
Stephen J. Ellis
Ronald C. Renaud, Jr.
Monsignor William P. Fay, Ph.D.
T. Michael Rockett
Daniel T. Flatley
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Ph.D.
Reverend John R. Fortin, O.S.B., Ph.D.
Barry F. X. Smith
Adam B. Ghander, Esq.
Brother Andrew L. Thornton, O.S.B., Ph.D.
Kenneth J. Goodchild
John A. Vaccaro
Kevin J. Gould
SPEAKER AND HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley was born in Lakewood, Ohio. He was professed as a Capuchin Franciscan in 1965 and ordained a priest of the Order in 1970. He earned a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese literature from The Catholic University of America, where he taught from 1969 to 1973. Upon leaving Catholic University, Cardinal O’Malley founded Centro Catolico Hispano (Hispanic Catholic Center), an organization that provides educational, medical, and legal help to immigrants. He was ordained a bishop in 1984 and named Bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands in 1985. He was subsequently named Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., in 1992, and Bishop of Palm Beach, Fla., in 2002. In the summer of 2003 Bishop O’Malley was named Archbishop of Boston. He was created a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI on March 24, 2006. Cardinal O’Malley is currently Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for Pro-Life Activities and serves or has served in multiple capacities on other committees: as chairman and member of the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, is a member of the Committee on Shrines, the Committee on Marriage and Family Life, the Committee on Migration and the Commission on Religious Life and Ministry. He is also a member of the Secretariat for the Church in Latin America, assisting with meetings of the Cuban and Haitian Bishops Conferences. Cardinal O’Malley presently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. In 2010 Pope Benedict appointed Cardinal O’Malley as a Visitator for the Church in Ireland. In 2013 Pope Francis appointed Cardinal O’Malley to the Council of Cardinals, as a special advisor to the Holy Father, and in 2014 as President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Richard L. Bready ’65 Rick Bready is one of Rhode Island’s leading businessmen and philanthropists. Bready retired in 2011 after 36 years of service to Nortek Inc., and its predecessor companies. Under his leadership as chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Nortek grew into a leading globally diversified manufacturer of residential and commercial building products. Rick has shown his generosity in many ways to the college. In addition to numerous matching fund Bready Challenges, he established the Richard L. Bready Chair of Ethics, Economics and the Common Good, the first endowed chair in the college’s history, in 2005. Rick holds multiple leadership positions in education, business, and finance. He serves as a Director of Bank Rhode Island, Providence Performing Arts Center, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Manufacturers. He joined the Saint Anselm Board of Trustees in 2002. He graduated from Saint Anselm College in 1965 with a B.A. in economics, and received his Master’s Degree in Accounting from Northeastern University. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University, and currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees at Roger Williams University.
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
John F. Romps, Jr. John Romps is a professor emeritus of Saint Anselm College, where he made his career serving in the economics and business department for over 45 years. Having also taught at Fordham University, the University of New Hampshire, and Granite State College, Romps has expertise in economics, money and banking, investments, economic history, and sports economics. John began his tenure at Saint Anselm College in 1969 as an instructor of economics, was promoted to assistant professor in 1972, and associate professor in 1989. He served as chairperson of the economics and business department from 1980 to 1995. In 1988, Romps was honored by his colleagues with the American Association of University Professors Distinguished Faculty Award for his outstanding service to business students, the humanities program, and the larger community. In addition to his teaching, John has worked as a self-employed forensic economist since 1971, testifying as a financial expert in various legal proceedings, while also speaking on historic economic events to news outlets and in public forums. Since retiring from teaching, he has become involved with CASA of New Hampshire as a courtappointed special advocate for children in cases involving neglect or abuse. John earned a B.A. and Masterâ€™s Degree in Economics from Fordham University in 1967 and 1969 respectively. In 1982, he was awarded a Masterâ€™s of Business Administration from Plymouth State College.
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Eileen M. Stuart-Shor â€™71 Eileen Stuart-Shor, Ph.D., NP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, is a Lecturer in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Nurse Practitioner at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She recently completed her service as the Chief Nursing Officer at Seed Global Health. Her clinical work and program of research is focused on health disparities, nurse-led models for improving cardiovascular outcomes for underserved populations, and building capacity for high quality, safe care in under-resourced countries. This work has extended from Roxbury, Mass., to Kenya where she is collaborating on an initiative to address the emerging cardiovascular/ metabolic crisis in that country. In her work with Seed she was tasked with overseeing nursing strategy in the Global Health Service Partnership program; a unique public-private partnership focused on increasing capacity for safe, high quality nursing education and practice in five African countries. Dr. Stuart-Shorâ€™s work establishing a nurse-led model for healthcare for the homeless in Boston was recognized with a Schweitzer Fellowship and Humanitarian Award from the City of Boston; her work in Roxbury received the Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention Award for Innovative Programs for the under-served and her work in Kenya was honored with the Jamhuriwood Humanitarian Award; Friend of Kenya. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and one book. Eileen received her undergraduate degree from Saint Anselm College; Masters degrees as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist and Adult Nurse Practitioner from Boston College, and a Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Nursing and Health Policy. She completed an NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit.
SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE CHANCELLOR’S MEDAL
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.
THE DEGREE OF HONORS BACHELOR OF ARTS IS CONFERRED ON: Skye Elise Allen * Lauren Rose Batchelder * Theodore James Boivin *** Andrew Paul Bompastore *** Kristen Jean Brown ** Alisha Nicole del Llano * Catherine Elizabeth Doucette ** Luke Robert Douglass ** Kyle William Forgit ** Emily Elizabeth Garcia *** Stephanie Marie Goelzhauser * Hannah Elizabeth Harper ** Lily-Gre Hitchen ** Erica McGuinness Hudson *** Madeline Mae Hunt *** Jessica Clare Kaufman *** Erin Margaret Krell *** Lisette An Labbé *
Brendan James Mahoney ** Adrianna Rose Manzi *** Nicolette Terese Manzi ** Amelia Canotas McCue *** Helio Silva Merielles Neto ** Garrett William Meyer ** Kaitlin Elizabeth Morel ** Olivia Marie Morsey ** Rebecca Elizabeth O’Keeffe * Brandon James Pratt *** Clare McRae Robbins * Rebecca Ann Roy * Thomas Mark Royer ** Alexandra Jordan Safarz * Olivia Rose Thornburg *** Madison Kelsey Vigneault ** Adam Maurice Weinstein ***
THE DEGREE OF HONORS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IS CONFERRED ON: Danielle Marie Martin *
Jessica Lee Perkins ***
**Magna Cum Laude
***Summa Cum Laude
THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IS CONFERRED ON: Alexis Diana Ahern * Michael Akinfemiwa Akinlosotu Shannon Andria Anzuoni ** Shane Mitchell Archambault Karly Elizabeth Atturio Cody Gregory Aubin * Jayme Lyn Ayres Jenna Marie Baker ** Kirsten Michelle Ballou ** Colleen Ann Barrett Molly Lucille Bass Amber-Elizabeth Healey Bassett ** Sean Andrew Benoit Taylor Elizabeth Bergstrom Amanda Lyn Bickford ** Emma Isabelle Bishop ** Deanna Rose Bissonnette * Joseph John Bobek Daniel Francis Bodi Jacob Boesch ** Dominic Jude Bolton Joseph Leonard Bonin Anna Elizabeth Boris * Benjamin Scott Bossi Drew Joseph Bourdeau * Samantha Daryll Boyer Kyle James Braile * Samuel Craig Brandeis Caroline Grace Braverman Matthew Michael Bremis Jaclyn Kerry Brennan Rachel Elizabeth Browne * Joseph Thomas Brunelle * Samuel Anson Buran Jonathan Scott Burkart ** Kyle William Bushnell Efthim Butka Alexander James Cadman Brenden Alexander Cain *** Aileen Patricia Callahan Olive Lacroix Soucy Capone *** Joseph Anthony Capuzzo Katherine Ann Carey ** Cody Jedidian Carr Nicholas Payne Carter
Thomas Richard Case * Kirstin Aneska Catyb ** Zoie Michael Cavotta * Craig Ryan Chalifour Michael Riley Chapman Alexander Charles Charboneau Imani Indira Charles Anthony Joseph Ciaramitaro Andrew Michael Cilento * Oliver E. Ciman Griffin Michael Clark Brianne Marie Clifford Kelly Virginia Colbath Robert Anthony Cole Catherine Jean Collins Erin Claire Collins * Noah James McFarlane Collins *** Jonathan Thomas Comer * Allia Marie Connolly Austin Eric Connolly Lauren Patricia Connolly Sarah Anne Connolly Alexander John Conrad Cassandra Alyse Conti Stephanie June Conti Nicholas Paul Schiavi CĂ´tĂŠ Colleen Kathryn Cotter David Lee George Crichton Elizabeth Anne Cronan Michael Patrick Cullinan * Samantha Rose Cuomo John Francis Curtin Dylan Michael Dalbeck Shannon Delaney Dale Kevin Michael Dazkevich Jessica Joy Dean * Marissa Anne DeAngelis * Lucas Alan DeAngelo James Michael Dellisola * Zachary Matthew Demas * Katharine Anne DeMasi Aidan Jacob Denehy Nicole Michelle DeRoche ** Matthew Powers DeSchuiteneer ** Michael Joseph DiCalogero **
**Magna Cum Laude
***Summa Cum Laude
THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IS CONFERRED ON: Martha Rachel Dolan Susan Marie Donahue ** Shannon Kate Donnell * Isaiah Garret Douglas Madeline Patricia Doyle Alexandra Rose Duffy * Kate Jennifer Dugas Madeline Grace Dunn *** Shane Joseph Earley * Alexis Jane Elowitch ** Darren Joseph Engelke Jillian Alexandra Fama Kathleen Maria Farrell * Julia Ann Ferrante Daniel Thomas Flatley, Jr. Alan Jeffrey Flynn, Jr. David James Foley Taylor Mack Fortin Taylor Leigh Francis * Griffin Sean Fraser Caitlin Elizabeth Gallagher Thomas Jeffrey Garvey ** Zoe Michelle Gatzogiannis *** Colleen Margaret Gaughan ** Rees Turner Gemmell * Zackary L. Gentile Joseph Patrick Geraghty * Angelo Lawrence Gerardi Marisa Lynne Gervasi Liam Robert Gillis * Jacqueline Ann Glendye Ali Courtney Glennon Jonathan David Gooding Nicholas Michael Gorski ** Diana Karolina Grauslys Kyle William Green Olivia Francis Griffin Riley Gwen Grussing Sarah Victorienne Guay Jacqueline Alexis Guillemette Tyler Jarred Guilmette Jacquelyn Carol Guy * Sarah Kathryn Halbach * Rebecca Ashley Hall * William Nathaniel Max Hall
John James Halliday * Caitlin Rose Harney * Josie Violet Harpe Kyle MacLean Harris Matthew Francis Hayes James Dalton Hayward Ronald Russell Ryan Head III Jack Robert Heintzelman * Devin James Hemeon Edgar Hernandez, Jr. Ryan Scott Hesseltine Zachary Gray Higgins Elizabeth Breann Holt Zachary Michael Horton Joseph William Hubbard Leah Christine Hunt Taryn M. Immel * Danielle Breanne Isbell * Sevda Islamova Randy David Jack Stephen Gerard Jaskelevicus * Kyrel Alexander Jaundoo Anna Kate Jodka Elizabeth Claire Johnson * Olivia Susan Johnson Shane Thomas Joyce Jake Alan Kalette *** Emerald Denis Karic * George David Kassas Brian Patrick Kavanagh Daniel Christopher Kelly * Lauren J. Kennedy Nora Kathryn Kennedy Samantha Charlotte Kennedy * Andrew Dennis Keyes Molly Shen Qi Kilbride ** Emma Rose Kincaid Andrew John King * Correy Robert King Sarah Frances King * Ashley Lynn Kosikowski * Noor Adam Kouki Adam Alexander Krol Glenn Michael Krzeminski Adam Christopher Kukesh
**Magna Cum Laude
***Summa Cum Laude
THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IS CONFERRED ON: Derick Brian LaBranche, Jr. Christopher Ryan Lackey ** Colton Peter Lafata Joseph Ovide Lamontagne ** Laura Mary LaPierre Benjamin Larson *** Joshua John Leary Andrew Thomas Lechner * Sybille Marion Légitime *** Brianna Chantel LeGrand * Ashley Lee Leonard Jeremy William Letteri Rachel Ann Lindley * Thaddeus S. Link Richard Marr Lippard Elizabeth Ann Lomuscio Mark Patrick Long * Justin Taylor Longo William James Lopata III Mitchell S. Lucci * Cameron Adam Mabie Allison Taylor MacDonald Jessica Marie MacIsaac Chino Marie Ann Madahar * John Nicholas Maginnis Rachael Marie Mahoney Robert James Mahoney Thomas William Mannion Joseph Michael Marandola *** Stephan Andrew Maranian Tia Xanthos Marathas John White Marculitis Antonio Louis Marini Abigail M. Mark * Jacqueline Anne Martin Edward Fredrick Matovu Nicholas Nehemiah Matthews Zachary Joseph Mazzarella Andrew John Mazzeo Sarah Elizabeth McAndrews * Caroline Marie McKenzie * Matthew Sean McKeon Catherine Eileen McLaughlin Shannon Christine McLaughlin Sarah Elizabeth McVann
Eric Hurst Mercer * Kyra Sullivan Michalak * Emily Micheloni * Jake Alexander Miller Joan Jessica Mitsinikos Laura Maria Monegro Gonzalez Ashley Marie Moran David Charles Morrissey Veronica Elizabeth Mueller Brendan Matthew Mulligan * Alex John Mullin Casey David Murphy Jacqueline Marie Murphy Megan Marie Murrell Alexis Ann Nadeau ** Kelsie Nicole Nern Justin Edward Nestor Catherine Elizabeth Neyland *** Dung Anh Nguyen Jennifer Marie Nice * Jared Thomas Nichols * John C. Norton Amanda Nicole Nourie Austin Donald Nydegger Regan Anne O’Brian * Sean Callery O’Brien * Maddison Casey O’Neil Oliver William Ouellet Katherine Nora Owen Benjamin Grannis Page Hannah Lea Sydney Paitchel Jonathan Patrick Pallotta Jonathan McKenzie Palmer Emma Olivia Palumbo Aaron Joseph Palys Alexander John Pearson Brooke Ashlee Pearson * Courtney Anne Pelletier *** Pasquale Joseph Perfetto III Ryan Christopher Peterson Hayley Noelle Pettinato * Allison Tina Pham Danielle Elizabeth Phinney Rebecca Ann Pontier Jacob A. Poore
**Magna Cum Laude
***Summa Cum Laude
THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IS CONFERRED ON: Zachary James Poulin Thomas William Powell Abigail Marie Presby ** Clairee Dee Putnam * Sheila Marielis Ramirez Emily Anna-Elizabeth Rice ** Justin Matthew Ricupero Bridget Mary Robbins Ashley Ann Robichaud *** John William Robinson Courtney Rose Roderick * Nicholas John Rolli Georgie Marie Rooney * Lauren Elizabeth Rose Matthew John Sargent Benjamin John Scheffler Connor Holt Schoske Madison Lee Scott * David Michael Seoane Madison Curtis Shea Meaghan Kathleen Sheehy Andrew Walsh Shue ** Zachary John Sirowich Stefan Martin Skalinski Christian Parker Smith Joseph Kenneth Smith Ryan Dennerly Smith * Kaitlyn Elizabeth Spillane Eric William Starr Rebekah Abigail Stearns MaKayla Elizabeth Sterling * Gary Hathaway Storace * Kaila Rose Sullivan
Matthew John Sullivan Wei Min Tan * Kathryn Anne Teets * Danielle Nicole Teixeira Matthew Frederick Thacher Kyler Jacob Dupuis Thayer Alanna Mary Thornton * Amanda Lee Tramonte Jamie Renee Traverse ** Jessica Anne Vaillancourt ** Emily Lynn Vallari ** Zef Luigi Vataj Mia Alana Vecchione Marta Versprille *** John Raymond Vidal * Andrew Joseph Vogl Max Taylor Wadington Bridget Elizabeth Wahlberg * Peyton Ann Wallace * Brendan Charles Walsh Kelly Elizabeth Walsh Corey Richard Ward Erin Kristina Waters Sam Hurley Whalen Abigail Rose Williams Amanda Catherine Williams Andrew James Williams Gregory John Williams Kayla Elizabeth Wilson * Crosby Tomas Winters * Jeremiah Robert Wood Teresa Jyotsna Yoder
THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IS CONFERRED ON: Keerstyn Ashley Allen* Emily Marie Arnold * Annmarie Elizabeth Asal ** Andrea M. Asermely Emily Lynne Ashton * Christopher Kyle Babcock Jessica Eilish Bacon *
Melissa Ann Bardi * Leah Caitlin Benson * Caroline Elizabeth Bickford * Ashleigh Morgan Bonadio Morgan Anne Brady * Lauren Elizabeth Browne Nicole Alexis Bruen *
**Magna Cum Laude
***Summa Cum Laude
THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IS CONFERRED ON: Karissa Erin Burton * Jennifer Mary Cardarelli Alycia Marie Carney * Lindsey Marie Carpenter Abigail Rose Chisholm Claire Ann Collett ** Shannon Higgins Conley * Jacqueline Marie Connors Lauren Elizabeth Craig Tarah Lynne Crowe Taylor MacMaster Cudhea * Teaghan Marie Cullen ** Meghan Jeanne Curtis Kristen Marie DeCoste ** Kara Marie Deming Jill Marie Dempsey *** MacKenzie Anne Dennison ** Nicole Margaret Downing * Kathleen Marie Fedor Tiffany Louise Fifield * Brittany Rose Fisher * Emily Elizabeth Fitzgerald * Erin Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Amanda Marie Flaherty * Kelsey Jo Frahlich * Nicole Marie Francischelli Hannah Lacey Glover * Meghan Elizabeth Golden * Paige Therese Gorecki Amelia Elizabeth Gould * Zoe Elizabeth Griffin Terin Patricia Guessferd *** Taylor Nicole Hanley Jake W. Harty Emma Kathryn Herold ** Rachel Elizabeth Hetu * Brigid Agnes Horan * Eric Daniel Howes Meghan Elizabeth James Hannah Claire Johnson * Courtney Beth Koffink * Mikaela Marie Lachapelle * Marissa Kate LaFosse * Brenda Ellen LaPierre *
Micaela Michelle LeBeau RenĂŠe Michelle Leveillee Nicola Grace Libby * Kyle Patrick MacKay Marie Elizabeth Malloy *** Alexis Elaine Mango * Madysen Lynsey Mason * Erica Ruth Mattila * Sara Walsh McCarthy * Jamie Lynn McNamara * Brandon James Milton Erin Theresa Moreau ** Alexa Danielle Murphy ** Gladys Kemunto Ntabo * Samantha Elizabeth Oâ€™Neil Sarah Jane Osgood *** Sarah Lynn Panteleos Amanda Jean Parisi Penny A. Percey *** Jennifer Arielle Pietrowski * Hannah Pirozzoli Brianna Jesslynn Proulx Amelia May Quinn Mary-Margaret T. Quinn Grace Elizabeth Rabasca Nicholas Ernest Charles Richardson Molly Anne Ridge Katelyn Elizabeth Ringer Elise Marie Rivera Emily Julia Ruggiero Emily Anne Schomp *** Zuleika Sarah Scott Jeannette Christine Smith *** Emily Kathryn Steenbruggen * Courtney Ann Stokes * Mikayla Michelle St. Pierre * Ashley Madeline Sulkin Heather Marie Sullivan * Caroline Denise Trickett * Kimberly Elizabeth Visconti *** Lauren Renee Vitone * Brittany Anne Wagner * Emily Madalyn Wojtowicz ** Robyn Ashley Zifcak **
**Magna Cum Laude
***Summa Cum Laude
THE SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE ANTHEM Words by Fr. Augustine Kelly, O.S.B. Music by Fr. Bede Camera, O.S.B. in loving memory of Fr. Anthony Cacciola, O.S.B.
Your sons and daughters gather now and raise their voices strong And sing the praises of that place to which our hearts belong. As days go by and years are lost our fondness shall not die For that fair place which steadfast stands upon the hill so high.
Saint Anselm, be our patron true and guide us in Godâ€™s ways, Who calls us all to seek the truth and orders all our days. O hear our prayer, most gracious Lord and mighty God of love, And gather us to praise your name with all the saints above.
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 Twentieth of May 2018.
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 graduatesâ€™ personal lives, work, and engagement within local, national, and global communities.
THE TEN HALLMARKS OF BENEDICTINE EDUCATION
1. Love of Christ and neighbor 2. Prayer: a life marked by liturgy, lectio, and mindfulness 3. Stability: commitment to the daily life of this place, its heritage, and tradition 4. Conversatio: faithfulness to a way of life within community 5. Obedience: a commitment to listening and consequent action 6. Discipline: a way toward learning and freedom 7. Humility: knowledge of self in relation to God, others, and creation 8. Stewardship: responsible use of creation, culture, and the arts 9. Hospitality: openness to others 10. Community: call to serve the common good
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 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.
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 Reverend 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.”
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.
Senior Academic Honors Convocation and the Baccalaureate Mass May the Nineteenth, Two Thousand and Eighteen
Published on May 14, 2018
Senior Academic Honors Convocation and the Baccalaureate Mass May the Nineteenth, Two Thousand and Eighteen