Worcester State University's 2009 Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Graduates Share Joy and Pride at Hooding Ceremony

May 18, 2009
By: Worcester State University News

Professor of Education Joshua Aisiku, as his “last official assignment at the college I love so much,” served as the faculty speaker at the third annual Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 15.

Aisiku will be returning to his home country, Nigeria, where he will serve as president of a brand new institution of higher education.

“This represents a distinguished academic privilege among a community of scholars,” he said, urging the graduates to be proud of their degrees and of their college.

“You have superior knowledge,” he said. “For the fifth year in a row, the Princeton Review has named Worcester State College a Best Northeastern College. You deserve to be proud.”

Kristine Miele, who graduated with Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies in School Psychology, served as the student speaker. She urged her fellow classmates to “remember to thank the constant supporters in your life.”

Graduate Medallions were awarded to the students with the highest grade point average in their particular discipline.

Degrees were awarded in Biotechnology, Community Health Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Health Care Administration, Health, History, Leadership in Administration, Management, Middle School Education, Moderate Special Needs, Non-Profit Management, Occupational Therapy and Reading.

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