Spring 2018 Commencement
Among the 59 graduates who received degrees at Landmark College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 19 were the first two recipients of LC’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Dennis Champagne and Michael Otten made LC history as the first BS-CS graduates. Eleven graduates received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and one who received a B.A. in Studio Art. Associate of Arts degrees in Liberal Studies were conferred upon 40 graduates; three received an A.S. in Computer Science; one each received an A.A. in Business Studies; and one an A.S. in Life Sciences.
Long-standing tradition at Landmark College allows all graduates the opportunity to say a few words of appreciation during commencement. Among those who did was graduate Maximilian Petersen, who, as he held his Associate of Science in Computer Science, noted, “I really didn’t feel the weight of today until I picked this up just now.”
Micah Sherman-Raz, who earned an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies and was awarded the Charles Drake Award by President Peter Eden, advised his fellow graduates, “Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.”
You can watch the entire ceremony here:
The Community Service Award is given to the student who has unselfishly given of themselves to the activities of the Landmark College community. WINNER: Emily Drnec.
The Academic Dean's 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. WINNER, bachelor’s degree level: Patrick Blake (left). WINNER, associate degree level: William Mauch (right).
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 who lives in the tradition of Dr. Charles Drake, whose lifetime of 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: Jamal Jackson (left) and Micah Sherman-Raz (right).
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: Erica Loveland.
Presentation of Class Gift
The Class of 2018 raised $1,970.18 to present to President Eden as a Class Gift. And parents of this year’s graduating class provided the first-ever Parent Class Gift, totaling $23,000. (A matching challenge of $9,000 was provided, with a goal of reaching an $18,000 class gift.)
Spring 2018 Graduates
|Bachelor of Science in Computer Science||Capstone Project|
|Dennis Champagne||Back Talk|
|Michael Otten||Back Talk|
|Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art||Capstone Project|
|Matthew Ward||How I am of Thee|
|Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies||Capstone Project|
|Anthony Agueldo||Cyber Security in Academia|
|Patrick BlakeºΩ||Coming Out in College|
|Brian Clarkeº||Happiness/Sadness in Foreign Film|
|Anna Dalgleish||Anxiety in a Dystopian Future|
|Joshua Eisen♦||Social Media and Memory|
|Emily GonzalesΩ||Therapeutic Riding for Disability Remediation|
|Daniel Hodgetts||Bi-Polar, Extreme Sports, and Risk|
|Lawrence Humphreys||Deaf Culture/Deaf Accommodations|
|Jamal Jackson||Law Enforcement Training and ASD|
|Alicia KeatingºΩ¤||Residence Assistant Training|
|Dylan MorrisΩ||Economic Analysis of York County, Maine|
|Associate of Science in Life Sciences|
|Associate of Science in Computer Science|
|Associate of Arts in Business Studies|
|Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies|
|Anja Alden*∞Ω||Fatemah Al-Shuwaired||Emily Bartlett||Christopher Beaulieu*|
|Matthew Bronico∞||Stephanie Charbonneau*µ||Hannah Chase||Ellen Chornoboy|
|Erin Crosby*¤||Maxwell Day||Matthew Dooman||Joshua Dowling|
|Tristan Dunning||Jiana Eisenberg||Emily Drnec||Brian Farkas|
|Elizabeth Ferraina||Drew Glucksman||Clare Hidalgo||John Holland*|
|Alexei Hreczuck||Glenn Hua||Darius Kerravala||Amber LaFlamme♦|
|Jacob Levenson||Erica Loveland*||Ben Malina*∞♦||William Mauch*|
|Donald McAllister||Ethan Meeder||Ethan Messinger*||Danielle Newman*|
|Bradford Newton||Sean Noonan*||Jenna Pavucek||Ryan Ramakrishnan|
|Isabella Scott||Micah Sherman-Raz||Lily Wilkinson||Gabrielle Willamsµ|
°Golden Key Honor Society
* Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
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