KEENE, NH — Saturday, May 5, Keene State College’s Commencement honored its biggest-ever graduating class. A total of 1,196 degrees were awarded to 1,107 students.
This year’s graduates included the following local students:
Lara Briscoe of North Stonington, CT
Tiffani Brooks of Salem, CT
Michelle Dube of Salem, CT
Curtis Griswold of Groton, CT
Stephen Janus of Niantic, CT
Paul Koelle of Mystic, CT
Michelle Kubas of Colchester, CT
Emily Lehet of Waterford, CT
Danielle Maciag of Gales Ferry, CT
Thomas Montano of Old Lyme, CT
Kyle Nassetta of Waterford, CT
Ryan Robtoy of Baltic, CT
Andrea Winking of Stonington, CT
Eugenia Wisniewski of East Lyme, CT
Megan Bergeron of Niantic, CT
Kari Kelly of Niantic, CT
Allison Montesanto of Old Lyme, CT
Sarah Munger of Niantic, CT
Laurie Whalen of Niantic, CT
Mary Ann Kristiansen, local entrepreneur, artisan and community-builder, was honored with the Granite State Award for her professional accomplishments and dedication to service.
The Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters was presented to Janet Cohen, who demonstrates outstanding humanitarian efforts and social responsibility. Her endeavors have made an indelible and positive impact not only on Keene State College and the Monadnock region, but also on the larger human community.