Congratulations Class of 2017


Commencement 2017 Photos and Video

Photos from both the Undergraduate and Van Loan School Commencements are available for download. To find photos from your Commencement, click on the following links:

Undergraduate Commencement: http://endicott.zenfolio.com/2017-Commencement

Van Loan School Commencement: http://endicott.zenfolio.com/2017-VL-Commencement

Downloading original photos from Endicott Zenfolio:

• Click on the event folder you wish to review.

• When the photos contained in the folder show up, press select photos in the upper right corner of the Zenfolio window.

• Click on the original photos you wish to download (a check mark in a circle will show up on the photo.)

• After your selections are made, click download in the upper right corner of the Zenfolio window. Enjoy!

Full Commencement videos for the Van Loan School and Undergraduate are available for viewing, courtesy of EC-TV. View videos here (select Commencement in playlist bar).

Continue to join the conversation or congratulate your graduate on Twitter and Instagram using #GullsGraduate.

Van Loan School

Libby Moore
Commencement Speaker

Van Loan School Commencement Speaker Libby MooreLibby Moore, Class of 1986, is a certified life coach, international speaker, adventurer, and super connection maker who loves helping people reconnect to possibility in their lives and careers. She is a mentor to many, including college students, millennials, and women and girls at the Rikers Island correctional facility.
 
Prior to this, Libby served as chief of staff to Oprah Winfrey for 11 years, acting as her key liaison. She also worked as a consulting producer with the original team that created the Emmy Award winning, Super Soul Sunday on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
 
Before Oprah, Libby was an executive assistant to Jann Wenner, founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, and a personal assistant to newsman and television personality, Maury Povich.  
 
Early in her career, Libby worked on the North Shore in both radio and print at WFNX Radio, Rykodisc, The Marblehead Reporter, and WNSH Radio.

 

Undergraduate College

Jonathan W. Blodgett
Commencement Speaker and Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa

Jonathan W. Blodgett Commencement SpeakerEssex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett was re-elected to his fourth term in November, 2014. Since he was first elected in 2002, Mr. Blodgett has been a leader in confronting a range of issues including the heroin and OxyContin epidemic, domestic violence, underage drinking, auto insurance fraud, and gun violence, both through prosecution and partnerships with schools, police, and community leaders.

District Attorney Blodgett has an innovative and effective approach to fighting crime. He instituted an adult drug diversion program and has rolled it out to all district courts in the county. He also expanded juvenile and youth diversion programs throughout the county. He initiated a special Gun Court session in Lynn District Court that has eliminated the backlog in gun cases in Lynn. He partnered with the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts and local police to prosecute auto insurance fraud, which has not only saved rate payers millions of dollars but has made the streets safer. He has provided extensive and valuable support to schools and colleges on the North Shore.  His office has also expanded the use of High-risk Assessment Teams to better protect victims of domestic violence and hold batterers accountable.

He currently sits on the executive committees of the Boards of the National District Attorneys Association and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He is chair of the International Treatment Court Committee of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He has served on the Board of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance since 2005. He also serves as the DA’s liaison to the state Adult Drug Court Advisory Committee. He was recently named one of America’s top ten animal defenders by the Animal Rights Defense League. He is a graduate of Peabody High School, Princeton University, and Suffolk Law School.

He lives in Peabody with his wife, Judy. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Denise L. Bilodeau
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa

Denise L. Bilodeau Doctor of Humane Letters

After thirty-three years of service to Endicott College, Denise Bilodeau retired in 2014 but continues in her roles as advisor and friend. Ms. Bilodeau came to Endicott in 1981 when, as director of residence life, she was not much older than the students she served.  Her ability to connect with students was recognized, and she was named associate dean and then dean of students, with all student services reporting to her.

Ms. Bilodeau’s leadership and commitment to advance the College is best hallmarked by her student-centered focus. She took leadership roles in Endicott’s transition to a four-year institution and was one of the principal authors of a proposal to the Board of Trustees, which outlined the advantages of opening Endicott to coeducation.  She helped welcome the first group of male students to campus in 1994.

Promoted to vice president for student development and vice president for administration, Ms. Bilodeau later served last as vice president for special projects and College ombudsperson. In that role, she used her deep knowledge of the College, its academic programs, and its many resources to help students navigate difficulties, devise solutions – both academic and personal – and find their way to success.


Award

Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching Award

It gives me great pleasure, on behalf of the Endicott College Alumni Association, to announce this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. Each academic school selects students to participate in the nomination process. The student representatives selected five candidates who they feel have contributed to the success of the Class of 2017. 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 Gabrielle Watling, Professor of English, has been selected as this year’s award winner. As the recipient of this award, Gabrielle will serve as the faculty speaker at the Baccalaureate ceremony on Friday, May 19th, and will perform the duties of the Grand Marshall at Commencement on Saturday, May 20th.

Gabrielle Watling came to Endicott College from Australia, via Endicott’s Mexico City campus. She has a Ph.D. in Post-Colonial fiction from James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland in Australia.  She teaches introduction to Literature, Shakespeare, British Literature II, World Literature, Gothic Literature, Honors 200, and Victorian Secrets. Her research interests include feminist literary criticism, reading history, US/World relations, and Post-Colonial literature and theory. She has presented at many conferences, domestically and internationally, on a wide variety of topics, as well as having written many publications.

Please join the Alumni Association, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and the Commencement Committee in congratulating Gabrielle Watling on this honor and accomplishment.

David W. Vigneron
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Endicott College

 

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.

Traditions

Endicott Commencement - Bagpipes

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.

Commencement Regalia

Regalia

The origins of academic dress date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, when universities were taking form.

Regalia

Endicott College Seal

The Seal

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

College Seal

Traditions

Endicott Song

"Endicott We Praise Thee"

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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Stole of Gratitude

Stole of Gratitude

The Endicott College Stole of Gratitude offers a symbol of thanks.

Stole of Gratitude

Endicott College Academic Excellence

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