Endicott Seniors Anticipate Upcoming Graduation

Caytlinn Strickland
Staff Writer

On May 24th, at 10:30am, Endicott will hold its 74th commencement ceremony at the stadium, celebrating the success of 850 students graduating this year.

After years of hard work and dedication, students, faculty, family, and friends, will come together to honor the accomplishments they share. The event will host speakers, as well as present awards for outstanding achievements.

Anne Mosle, Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute will be a speaker at the commencement, as well as a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

With more than 20 years of experience in policy and philanthropy, Mosle has been recognized as Washingtonian of the Year, Ms. Magazine’s Woman to Watch, and as a Visionary Philanthropist. She is also an author of The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.

Currently, she is on the Advisor Committee of the Oxford University Said School of Business and on the National Trustees Council of America’s Promise. Previously in her career, she has exhibited leadership roles such as Vice President and officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), President of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, and Senior Vice President at the Center for Policy Alternatives.

Martha Farmer, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV), and author on more than 30 publications and three patents, will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the ceremony. According to the official press release, NSIV is a “non-profit business that helps nurture innovative early-stage companies by connecting them with assets such as shared physical resources, sponsor services, and experienced entrepreneurs and investment advisers.”

Before Farmer founded NSIV, she had a consulting practice in medical ethics and drug development. Farmer also holds many leadership positions, such as serving on the Institutional Review Board and the Ethics Committee of Northeast Hospital Systems, Board of Advisors of Endicott College, Board of Trustees of the North Shore Community College, and the Board of Directors of the North Shore Technology Council and Life and Sciences Consortium of the North Shore.

Along with motivational speeches and inspiring awards, students look forward to the next chapter of their lives.

Sami DiMouro, senior communications major, said, “I’m just glad thesis is over. I’m looking forward to starting my life after college.”

With just a few weeks left before graduation, seniors are getting excited for their big day.

“I'm looking forward to being surrounded by my friends and family that day. Graduation is always bittersweet but such a great celebration,” said Kate McGovern, senior psychology major.

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