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December 2021 Graduation Recap

The December Commencement typically takes place in the Greenhoe Theater/Fine Arts Building, but the Click Famly Sports Center gymnasium provided a larger space for more friends and family members of the 42 graduates to celebrate the day in person. The ceremony also welcomed back members of the 2020 graduating class who had not had the chance to accept their degrees in person due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

"Strong, persistent, determined, and reslient people like you get college degress," Landmark College President Dr. Peter Eden told the graduates during his Welcome address. Many of the remarks from students illustrated those qualities, as did the closing remarks from Professor of Psychology Solvegi Shmulsky, as she shared reflections from parents of graduates and recent Landmark College alumni on what this accomplishment meant to them.   

Brattleboro Community Television assisted with webstreaming the event, including a live chat that allowed viewers to post their own congratulatory messages to the graduates.

Watch the full ceremony

 

Program

Cover of December 2021 Commencement program with College seal, black and white group photo of graduates and date/time for ceremony

 

Click the image for a PDF version of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Photo of Zach Hahn

The Community Service Award is given to the student who has unselfishly given of themselves to the activities of the Landmark College community.
WINNER: Zachary Hahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

At left, image of Kady Erwin; at right, image of Lucas SillarsThe Academic Deans’ Award is given to the student who has best demonstrated the qualities that define academic success at Landmark College. These qualities include hard work, seriousness toward learning, intellectual development, and measurable achievement, such as grades.
WINNERS (Left to Right): Kady Erwin (Associate); Lucas Sillars (Bachelor's)

 

 

 

 

At left, image of Elliott Solomon; at right, image of Shoshana Conley

The Charles Drake Award is given to a student who has inspired the community by his or her personal qualities. This student is not a quitter and lives in the tradition of Dr. Charles Drake, whose vision and courage helped found the College. This student gives 100 percent, goes the extra mile, and perseveres in pursuit of his or her goals. This student helps the rest of us realize that we have more resources to draw upon than we think, and helps us keep going when we feel discouraged.
WINNERS (Left to Right): Elliot Solomon and Shoshana Conley

 


 

image of Angel Cintron

The President’s Award is given to the student who has best exemplified the principles we believe in here at Landmark College. The student is talented and energetic, meets difficulties head on, works hard, and is dedicated to his or her studies. This student also finds time to contribute to the well-being of other persons and to the life of the Landmark College community as a whole.
WINNER: Angel Cintron

 

 

Fall 2021 Graduates

 

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
Kadina Erwin* Peter Ferro Sara Friedman Zachary Haggis
Maximus Jarl* Jack Jinks Abby Jones Owen Karr
Gabrielle Kiln Alexander Knox* Kiersten Landing* Alex Matos
Hayden McQuillan Spencer Morgan* Soke Mwantuali EJ Ogbomo
Nicholas Payne Ryan Sanchez Eric Schrekengast David Soltero
Caroline Voxman*      

 

President Peter Eden posing with group of students in graduation caps and gowns before December 2021 Commencement ceremony

 

Associate of Arts in Business Studies
Lucas Diaz
Ethan Glover
Zachary Hahn
Sophia Spraggins*
Tyler Wong*

 

Associate of Science in Life Science
Gerald Belton
Matthew Grimm*

President Peter Eden posing with group of students in graduation caps and gowns before December 2021 Commencement ceremony

 

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Angel Cintron Capstone: A Blueprint of PEERS for Student Leaders

Shoshana Conley

Capstone: Welcome to Nigel's Dog Park: A Proposal to Create a Dog Park at Landmark College
Lucas Sillars° Capstone: Apiculture at Landmark College

 

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Victor Grandet Capstone: Putting the "ME" in Mental Illness: An Analysis and Review of Film Adaptations with Main Characters Who Present Symptoms of Mental Illness
Matthew Lutz Capstone: The Immigration Dilemma of the 20th Century
Matthew Merline Capstone: The Use of Outdoor Public Spaces During COVID and the Possible Mental Health Implications
Alexa Thomas Capstone: Traveling with a New Lens: Looking at Recycled Art Installations in Latin America.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Alejandro Camerieri-Rodriguez Senior Seminar: The Psychology of Wrongful Accusations: Problems and Solutions
Sarah Silvestro Senior Seminar: Test Anxiety: What Can a Student Do?

 

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
Jacob Fris Capstone: Good and Evil in the Graphic Novel
Jakob Morrissey Capstone: It Takes Two to Still Life
John Theodosakis Capstone: Making Music, and Friends

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Jacob Krupkin Capstone: Automated DDoS Detection: Detecting Malicious Computer Network Activity Using Artificial Intelligence
Elliot Solomon Capstone: IDEAR: An Android Mobile Device Application that Reads Text Aloud from Photos Taken with the Device's Camera

President Peter Eden posing with group of students in graduation caps and gowns before December 2021 Commencement ceremony

 

 

Certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity
Elizabeth Ardolino Jasmine Badamo Leeann Bentley Lisa Brown
Sara Carter Melanie Charles Samantha De Palo Marianne Doyle
Heidi Drinkwater-Dostal Caroline Elias Janelle Foust Reese Michele Goldstein
Grace Harris Allen Harrison Julieanne Himsworth Ginny Johnson
Amy Knox Shan-Lee Liu Sandra McConnell George McJimsey
Susana Munoz Noah Nemitoff-Bresler Ingrid Rapatz-Roettger Tamara Stenn
Lisa Sticca-Conrod Rachel Sztul Mark Tan Avery Williams

 

Symbol Key

°Golden Key Honor Society
* Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
∞ Computer Science
⧫ Communication
Ω Psychology
ʮ Humanities
€ Environmental Science
¤ Education

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