Endicott College’s class of 2019 came to “the nest” from 31 states and 23 countries. They studied diverse fields, from the arts to the sciences, from business and communication to education and hospitality management or nursing to sport and fitness, to name a few. But regardless of each student’s chosen field of study, what united them was the Endicott Way: the belief that the best way to prepare for career success was to learn by doing, and so they did. In total, 1,135 graduates crossed the stage at Endicott’s Hempstead Stadium, so it would be impossible to encapsulate the totality of the Endicott experience for any graduating class in one short article. Nonetheless, we offer the stories, videos, and photos below in attempt to provide at least a glimpse into the rich lives of Endicott’s most recent graduating class.
Garold Miller, chief executive officer at HALO
At Endicott’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 25, Garold C. Miller, chief executive officer at HALO, urged the class of 2019 to never give up. “I’ve heard ‘no’ hundreds and hundreds of times, but I refused to believe that the things I had built had to be like things that already existed,” Miller said. “Society has enough conformists. We need more people who don’t give up when they hear ‘no.’”
Here is a look at a few of the undergraduates in the class of 2019 that excelled at Endicott and never gave up:
Van Loan School Keynote
Latoyia Edwards, NBC Universal
At Endicott’s Van Loan School commencement ceremony on May 23, at which many graduate students and some adult undergraduate students crossed the stage, NBC10 Boston’s Latoyia Edwards advised the class of 2019 to follow their passions, to take ownership of writing their own story, and to find ways to help others. “I challenge you, on your continued climb, to reach back and give someone else a boost along the way,” Edwards said.
Here is a look at just one of the many Van Loan School students who will now begin crafting their chapter’s next story:
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