University of Rhode Island awards almost 700 graduate degrees at commencement

KINGSTON, RI (06/25/2014)(readMedia)– The University of Rhode Island and families recently celebrated the achievements of more than 680 students who received their master’s or doctoral degrees at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at the Thomas M. Ryan Center on the Kingston Campus.

The following students from your area graduated from URI with graduate degrees:

Alisa Morrison of Stonington, received a Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Science: Natural Resources

Allana Allik of Pawcatuck, received a Master of Arts, English

Katherine Castagno of North Stonington, received a Master of Arts, Marine Affairs

Elizabeth Bachert of Stonington, received a Master of Business Administration

Elvyn Rodriguez of East Lyme, received a Master of Business Administration

Richard Griffiths of Mystic, received a Master of Business Administration

Gregory Withbroe of Gales Ferry, received a Master of Business Administration

Melissa Cliett of Gales Ferry, received a Master of Business Administration

Nels Hanson of Waterford, received a Master of Business Administration

Philip Dent of Groton, received a Master of Business Administration

Richard Buckley of East Lyme, received a Master of Business Administration

Lisa DeGraff of Mystic, received a Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies

Wendy Petersen of East Lyme, received a Master of Science, Computer Science

Ryan Rainone of Groton, received a Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Salome Miclette of Baltic, received a Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies

Taylor Lalonde of Uncasville, received a Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

The University of Rhode Island’s pioneering research extends the University’s influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2014, more than 3,100 undergraduate and 680 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 115,000 alumni worldwide.

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