SALEM — Salem State College awarded 1,200 undergraduate degrees at its commencement ceremonies at the O'Keefe Center on Saturday morning.
The commencement speaker was Charles J. Ogletree Jr., an author, Harvard Law School professor and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard.
Honorary degrees were awarded to educator and Middlesex Community College president Carol Cowan and North Shore entrepreneur Peter J. Lappin.
The following local students are among this year's graduates:
Emily Aarons, Anabela Afonso, Harold Bell, Alketa Beqi, Beth Calabro, Linda Cancellieri, Jeffrey Chruniak, Jeffrey Chruniak, Michael Curtis, Colby Davenport, Tara Davidson, Lloyd Douglass III, Briana Dubrow, Leah Falkowski, Leah Falkowski, Lynn Flannery, Adam Furnari, Eve Gauthier, Jonathan Green, Klara Gregory, Kerry Higgins, Lauren Hobin, Elissa Hurley, Sarah Innocenti, Susan Jervinis, Mercy Kioko, Alli Kleemola, Dawn LaRoche, Lauren Minigan, Jennifer Musticchio, Alan Petrosino, Carolyn Prince, Sean Raftery, Amy Richardson, Kristen Teeter, Janel Thomas, Christine Turlis, Kathryn Tyburc and Andrea Walsh
Lauren Geibel and Lorena Morgan
Sarah Amirault, Rachel Barthelemy, Kristen Bartlett, Rachael Bettencourt, Anthony Bonasoro, Alex Borisyuk, Tracy Brennan, Lauren Bucco, Matthew Byrne, Natalie Campisano, Angela Cavalieri, Jessica Comeau, Bayley DeCosta, Michelle DeCristoforo, Bethany Devlin, Brittany DiGangi, Adriana DiIorio, Matthew Doyle, Selim Fernandez, Angela Foley, John Grasso, John Hanley, Jarrett Hanley, Jill Herwig, Kris Kilroy, Danielle Kurkuvelos, Nicole Lee, Adam Lee, Heather Madden, Christopher Mahoney, Caroline Manzi, Glen McKenna, Lauren Menezes, Christian Mielcarek, Jared Newbegin, Matthew Oliver, John Peabody, Maryanne Pierce, Leanne Puleo, Jenifer Rogalski, Nicholas Sideri, Alyson Slaven, Kelly Sonia, Kyle Spencer, Alexis Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Brian Sutherland, Alison Sweeney, Peter Tentindo, Kathleen Whelton, Amanda Willmonton and Barbara Zorzy
Jill Bittner, Cassandra Bryant, Michael Eagan, Cheri Ermanski, Carrie Freeman, Isaiah Hull, Nicholas Robson, Anthony Scotti, Alexa Sotis, Linda Swicker and Priscilla Tennant Herrington