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10 Stamford Residents Graduate From Eastern

Stamford was well represented at Eastern Connecticut State University’s commencement May 22 as 10 city residents received their diplomas. They were Bertine Louissaint, Jordan Lorrius, Berthine Jeanbaptiste, Shannon McGregor, John Boiano, Julian Ritch, Audra Greer, Molly McArdle, Edward Mailhot and Megan Pavia.

The students represented a variety of programs, including communications, business administration and psychology.

It was the 121st commencement ceremony in Eastern Connecticut’s history, and 1,077 undergraduate students participated. It was held at the XL Center in Hartford.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered the commencement address. He reminded the students that receiving a college diploma is proof of how hard work pays off and said they should continue to do so in the future.

“We're a forward-thinking people. We internalize this concept — and then we get to work. This class stands as a testament to that mindset" Malloy was quoted in a university statement.

Eastern’s President Elsa M. Nuñez wanted the students to take an active part in their futures. "As you go out into the workforce and forge your own way, build your professional careers on the values you have been taught. You are now the next generation of citizen leaders in our state and in our nation. Together, you can be the force of change that can keep our country strong. It is your time. You are tomorrow's leaders, and tomorrow starts now,” Nuñez said.

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