Providence College Awards Undergraduate Degrees to Local Residents During 96th Commencement Exercises

PROVIDENCE, RI (05/27/2014)(readMedia)– The following local residents were among over 900 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s Ninety-Sixth Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Sally Adua, a resident of Waterford, received a bachelor of science degree Summa Cum Laude

Caitlin DeMars, a resident of Essex, received a bachelor of arts degree

Jason Goddu, a resident of Waterford, received a bachelor of science degree

Amanda Haluga, a resident of Groton, received a bachelor of arts degree

Megan Klein, a resident of Old Lyme, received a bachelor of science degree Cum Laude

Elizabeth LaRose, a resident of Salem, received a bachelor of science degree

Brendan Murphy, a resident of Stonington, received a bachelor of arts degree

Paige Nossek, a resident of Stonington, received a bachelor of science degree

Erin Rocha, a resident of Waterford, received a bachelor of arts degree Cum Laude

Christopher Trammell, a resident of North Stonington, received a bachelor of science degree

Philip Ziegler, a resident of East Lyme, received a bachelor of science degree

The Commencement address was delivered by Dr. Temple Grandin, an autism awareness advocate, leading innovator in the livestock industry, best-selling author, and engineer. She received an honorary doctorate in Science. Four other distinguished individuals received honorary degrees from the College. They are: the Honorable Francis J. Darigan, Jr. ’64, retired justice from the Superior Court of Rhode Island; Raymond M. Murphy, entrepreneur and philanthropist; Sister Margaret Ormond, O.P., Prioress of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Peace; and Carolyn Rafaelian, creator, designer and acting CEO of Alex and Ani.

Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors. Since 1997, Providence College has consistently been ranked among the top five regional universities in the north according to U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges.

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