More than 1,000 degrees and certificates were awarded to nearly 900 graduates, the largest graduating class in Husson’s history. Graduating students came from the school’s College of Business, College of Health and Pharmacy, and College of Science and Humanities.
Caribou native and New England School of Communications/Husson University alumna Saundra Pelletier delivered the keynote commencement address and was awarded an honorary degree at the ceremonies that kicked off with a bagpipe processional and welcoming remarks from Husson President Robert Clark.
Pelletier is CEO, president, and executive director of Evofem Biosciences in San Diego, California, a biotechnology company devoted to improving women’s health.
Before the ceremonies on a sunny and windy morning, graduating senior and student government president Ryan Wheelock told NEWS CENTER Maine today’s graduation is different from his last.
“We’re sad that we’re leaving all our friends, but now we’re excited to go out into the world and be able to actually apply all the things we’ve learned in the last four years," Wheelock said.
Wheelock of Augusta received his bachelor of science in exercise science and plans to continue his studies at Husson to become a doctor of physical therapy.