This year, on a bright and sunny day in May, Endicott College held its 81st Commencement ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2021. This monumental occasion marked the triumph of a resilient Class—students who have experienced more change at Endicott than any other class that has come before them. As was noted by President Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., “During the past four years, you have seen the old Wax Center come down and two new buildings emerge in its place. There have been two presidents of the U.S. and three presidents of Endicott College. And, yes, you have lived through the first worldwide pandemic in more than 100 years; a crisis that changed the world.”
To the Class of 2021, your commitment, adaptability, and perseverance is an inspiration and we know that you will carry these strengths with you into your futures—futures that we know are bright. Welcome to the Endicott alumni community!
- Provost and Professor of Psychology Beth M. Schwartz, Ph.D., welcomed the Class of 2021 and their guests to Endicott’s 81st Commencement
- President DiSalvo delivered the Commencement address
- Provost Schwartz presented the Founder’s Medallion to Nicholas Guarino ’20 M’21 and Isabelle Catherine Nee ‘21
- President DiSalvo presented the President’s Award to Daniel Calnan
- Chief CCN Correspondent and Co-Anchor of State of the Union Dana Bash delivered the Commencement speech and received this year's honorary degree
- President DiSalvo posthumously awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science to Hannah Weir, which was accepted by Hannah’s mother and father
- Degree conferral began this year with the School of Nursing graduates, who were recognized as healthcare heroes for their frontline response during a global pandemic
- Graduate Emily Booth received a heartwarming surprise when her brother, who she hadn’t seen in over a year, Private First Class Ryan Booth of the U.S. Marine Corps, assisted Dr. DiSalvo in handing Booth her diploma as she crossed the stage
- Following degree conferral, Endicott Singers sang Endicott’s new Alma Mater
- The ceremony was closed by Reverend Dr. Gail Cantor who delivered the benediction
Watch the day’s highlights here or the full ceremony below.