Spring 2021 Commencement recap
After virtual ceremonies in Spring and Fall 2020, it was wonderful to again have students in-person at their own graduation. In a nod to COVID-19 protocols that limited guest attendance, the ceremony was still livestreamed for anyone to enjoy from anywhere, with a live chat that allowed viewers to post their own congratulatory messages to the graduates.
Watch the full ceremony
Thank you to Brattleboro Community Television for livestreaming our commencement ceremonies.
Click the image for a PDF version of the program.
The Community Service Award is given to the student who has unselfishly given of themselves to the activities of the Landmark College community.
WINNER: Sonia Shohet.
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): Samuel Mortinger (Bachelor’s); Lana Deane (Associate)
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.
WINNER: Katie LaBombard
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: Micah Sherman-Raz
Presentation of Class Gift
Katlyn Brooks (at podium) presented the Spring 2021 Class Gift to President Peter Eden (left)and Associate Director of Alumni Relations Tricia Stanley (right). The funds will support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion scholarships for future students.
Spring 2020 Graduates
|Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies|
|Amelia Breslin*||William Hyams||James Pirruccello||Raphael Stein|
|Maria Clark*||John Iannaccone||Michael Poulin||Zachary Steinbaum|
|Lana Deane||William Johnson||David Reyes||Jonathan Tauro|
|Patrick Devine||Walter Kennedy||Chloe Rogers||Jarel Thomas|
|Emily Estko||Liam Miller||Zackary Roy||John Vasquez|
|Samuel Evans||Lucy Morgan||Eric Shreckengast||Jonathan Williams|
|Liz Gilkey||EJ Ogbomo||Alexander Silberman||Cameron Witt|
|Drew Higashihara||Ryan Pacheco||Hannah Stein|
|Associate of Arts in Business Studies|
|Associate of Science in Computer Science|
|Associate of Science in Life Science|
|Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Entrepreneurial Leadership|
|Mackenzie Bacastow||Capstone: Flipping for Change: Renovating old properties to promote affordable housing|
|Inna Broadbent||Capstone: Wolves and Ranchers: A look into the conflict between conservationists and ranchers in the Northwest and what is being done to help wolves and ranchers co-exist|
|George Crosby||Capstone: Building Environmentalism at Landmark: A proposal to create an apiary and a robust composting program on the college campus|
|Katie LaBombard°||Capstone: Smuggle Buddies: An executive business plan|
|Michael Margolin||Capstone: Relational Loss & Mortality Loss as Human Experiences|
|Gabrian Raphael°||Capstone: We Have the News: The development and production of a short film at Landmark College|
|Micah Sherman-Raz||Capstone: Sustainability in the Fire Service: Restoring and strengthening the backbones of our rural communities|
|Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies|
|Madison Pardi||Capstone: PTSD and Anxiety Disorders and Horse and Dog Therapy|
|Steven Sandy||Capstone: Wastewater Testing as an Indicator for Infectious Viruses: Consideration of implementation at Landmark College|
|Adam Sherman||Capstone: Political Games: A deck-building game to teach about American politics|
|Sonia Shohet||Capstone: Children's Book About White Allyship|
|Bachelor of Arts in Psychology|
|Marc Catanese°||Senior Seminar: Restructuring CBT for Adolescents|
|Emily King°||Senior Seminar: Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Neurodivergent Individuals|
|Victor Tomelden||Children Separated at the Border: Trauma and healing|
|Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art|
|Guz Zarefsky||Capstone: Quiet Spaces Discovered|
|Bachelor of Science in Computer Science|
|Samuel Mortinger°||Capstone: RESUMATION: An easy resume', cover letter, and portfolio creation website|
|Reece Rountree-Hanscom°||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|
|Laura Alford||Kathy Cross||Katherine Fisher||Kimberlie Musto|
|Caroline Brosnan||Dina Djunaedi||Sarah Gilbert||Janell Yonkman|
|Lota Cobb||Sara Fabricant||Todd Miller|
°Golden Key Honor Society
* Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
∞ Computer Science
€ Environmental Science