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.
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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
The 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)
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
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|
|Associate of Arts in Business Studies|
|Associate of Science in Life Science|
|Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Entrepreneurial Leadership|
|Angel Cintron||Capstone: A Blueprint of PEERS for Student Leaders|
|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|
|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|
°Golden Key Honor Society
* Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
∞ Computer Science
€ Environmental Science