Emmanuel College Celebrates 95th Commencement Exercises
2017 Jun 1
Emmanuel College celebrated its 95th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13, 2017, adding hundreds of graduates to the global network of Emmanuel alumni who are making their mark on the world.
At the ceremony, speakers congratulated the graduates on their achievements while also calling on members of the Class of 2017 to serve their communities and work for a greater good. This message was central to the remarks given by Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Rosanne Haggerty, M.A., President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions, a New York-based organization dedicated to ending homelessness, strengthening communities and fighting poverty.
Emmanuel's other honorary degree recipients were also praised for their dedication to helping others and for their professional achievements. At the event, the College conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Wayne A. Budd, Esq., Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Elaine El-Khawas, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Education Policy at George Washington University and long-serving member of the Emmanuel College Board of Trustees.