Congratulations, Class of 2015

2015 Commencement Photographs
We are pleased to share photos from Baccalaureate, Awards, Nursing and Graduation ceremonies with you. Click here to view the photos on our online gallery. There is no need to pay for these photos, they can be downloaded free of charge by clicking on the photo you would like, then clicking download. Congratulations graduates!

2015 Commencement Video

We are pleased to provide you with this information about commencement and all the activities and events that will be held to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 am. We anticipate that over 800 undergraduate and graduate students and their families and friends will participate in the ceremony. This website should be your source of the most up-to-date information on all things related to commencement. Please check back often throughout the semester for updates and more information. We look forward to celebrating your outstanding achievements at this memorable occasion. Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Student Marching List 

The Marching List is available to students on MyEndicott. Once logged in, you can access the applicable list under the Undergraduate or Van Loan School tab. Please note that the list may change daily and should be referenced right up until graduation. If you have any questions regarding the information on the list, please contact Student Affairs at (978) 232-2206 or the Registrar’s Office at (978) 232-2065. If you have previously been awarded your degree and are marching at this graduation, please contact the Registrar's Office.

From the Alumni Council President

As President of Endicott College’s Alumni Council, it will be my honor and privilege on May 16 to welcome you, members of the Class of 2015, to Endicott’s Alumni Association. Commencement is a time to recognize your hard work and accomplishments over the past few years here. As you prepare for your post-graduation plans, I urge you to stay connected to the Alumni Association which is a powerful network with over 21,000 members located all throughout the world. Best wishes as you complete your final semester at Endicott. I look forward to seeing each one of you at Commencement! 

Cheryl Vickery '79


Raymond J. Bourque

Raymond J. BourqueRaymond J. Bourque is considered one of the greatest defensemen in National Hockey League (NHL) history. He is a 22-year veteran of the NHL, which includes 21 seasons with the Boston Bruins, leading them to two Stanley Cup final appearances. He was captain of the team for 15 years and, during that time, became the league’s all-time leader for goals, assists, and points by a defenseman. He has earned 10 Norris Trophy nominations and was selected to join the sport’s elite ranks in the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

As a resident of the North Shore for over 30 years, Bourque has exemplified determination, leadership and consistency. His dedication to the game he loves, his family, friends, fans, and charities has made him a figurehead of community improvement and an inspiration to many. Because of these qualities, Endicott was honored when he agreed to lend his name to the College’s new ice arena: The Raymond J. Bourque Arena. 

In his retirement years, Ray uses his standing as one of Boston’s most beloved and historic sports figures to give back to the community through several local charities. He is on the Board of Directors of Celebrities for Charity, an organization dedicated to helping celebrities fulfill their philanthropic aspirations and increasing the access charities have to those popular figures. 

Ray and his wife Christiane have three children and two grandchildren. 


Nancy E. Frates

Nancy E. Frates

In March 2011, Nancy E. Frates’ 27-year-old son, Pete, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since that day, Nancy has immersed herself in the ALS community in an effort to increase awareness about the debilitating disease and raise research funding to find a cure. In the past three years, Nancy has travelled around the country to speak to senators, CEO’s, lobbyists, FDA panels and top doctors about issues that affect the ALS community. She is a well-recognized speaker who shares the motivating message that with support this disease can be conquered. She has developed strong working relationships with ALS Association executives at both the local and national levels, as well as organizations involved in research, patient support, and fundraising. Nancy is a Trustee of the ALS Association’s National Board.

In August 2014, her family and supporters inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which quickly became a viral fundraising phenomenon. The challenge inspired people across the United States and world to help spread awareness of and increase donations to the ALS Association, all through the engaging act of posting videos of participants dumping buckets of ice water on themselves and encouraging friends to do the same. In six months, the challenge raised $115 million for the ALS Association of the United States and over 220 million globally.

Nancy and her husband John are lifelong residents of Beverly, MA, where they are heavily involved in the community. The Frates have three children and three granddaughters.

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Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching Award

Dear Endicott College Community,

It gives me great pleasure, on behalf of the Endicott College Alumni Council, to announce this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.  Each school selects students to participate in the nomination process.  Representatives selected five candidates who have contributed to the success of the Class of 2015.  These five names were then voted on by the graduating class to determine this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Student ballots have now been counted and Dr. Rich Nastasi has been selected as this year’s award winner.  As the recipient of this award, Rich will serve as the faculty speaker at the Baccalaureate ceremony on Friday, May 15, and will perform the duties of the Grand Marshall at Commencement on Saturday, May 16.

Rich received his doctoral degree from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Boston University. Previous to his appointment at Endicott, he served as an assistant professor in Human Movement and Sport Sciences at the University of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia and as a lecturer in Curriculum and Teaching at Boston University. His academic interests include the study of heroism in literature, the integration of sport and philosophy into an empowering academic framework and the application of constructivist theories in the physical education classroom. Dr. Nastasi has published scholarly articles and commentary in refereed and non-refereed journals, co-edited an international proceedings (AIESEP) and has written book chapters on management ethics, scholarship and constructivism. He has presented papers at regional and national conferences as well as international presentations in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Nastasi has given plenary addresses on Character Education and Sport (Australia) and on Scholarship Reconsidered: A Sport Research Perspective (Portugal). Rich was an athletic director, coach and high school teacher in previous lives. While he once was an intercollegiate basketball and baseball player, he now thankfully limits himself to recreational basketball and jogging.

Please join the Alumni Council, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and the Commencement Committee in congratulating Rich Nastasi on this honor and accomplishment.

David W. Vigneron
Vice President, Institutional Advancement


The "Excellence in Teaching Award" is voted on each year at graduation by the current graduating class.

Each of the eight Schools select students to participate in the nomination process. Representatives select five candidates who have contributed to the success of the Class. These five names are then voted on by the graduating class to determine the current year's recipient of the Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award.


Endicott Commencement - Bagpipes


At commencement 2002, the College introduced Bagpipers to the Commencement procession. They were so well received that each year since we have had the Campbell Highlanders lead in the Commencement procession.

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The new college seal incorporates several messages from the original seal. Some symbols, however, have been changed or updated to reflect education in a global environment.

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Endicott we praise thee fairest alma mater.
Forest ocean and castle tall beckon us all.
Make us true sons and daughters your standards lift to the sky.
Endicott, our Endicott.

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