SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 19, 2008

Salem State graduation

By Amanda McGregor

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:

Beverly

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

Boxford

Lauren Geibel and Lorena Morgan

Danvers

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

Hamilton

Dennis Mackey

Ipswich

Jill Bittner, Cassandra Bryant, Michael Eagan, Cheri Ermanski, Carrie Freeman, Isaiah Hull, Nicholas Robson, Anthony Scotti, Alexa Sotis, Linda Swicker and Priscilla Tennant Herrington

Manchester

Sona Domkarova and Julie Kaminski

Marblehead

Eric Berg, Claus Bergenser, Darrell Bormann, Patricia DeCotis, James Elliott, Diane Furey, Eriko Kurebayashi, Susan Mammone, Erica Miethner, Jennifer Mitchell, Elizabeth Parker, Emil Romero-Ortiz, Anna Schauer, Diane Thevenau and Fei Yang

Middleton

Julie Anzalone, Ashley Cole, Anthony Jackson, Andrew LeColst, Christine Lindberg, Ashley Lishner and Michelle Muzichuk

Peabody

Rebeca Aguilar Cobos, Danielle Allain, Holley Almeida, Rory Amor, Robert Anderson, Rebecca Antonio, Michael Bates, Julie Bolduc, Tanya Brasil, Robert Celentano, Erin Civiello, Andrew Cliffe, Kelli Cohan, Kelli Cohan, Kristen Comeau, Paulo Correia, Michael Costello, Joshua Cunha, Crystal D'Amato, Elidiana Fatia, Cynthia Forgione, Maura Fouhey, Patrick Gannon, Jessica Gerome, Jill Gibson, Charlene Gormley, Michael Gould, Michael Haponenko, Melissa Hayes, Diane Huskins, Suzan Jastrzembski, Aida Jovan", Michael Kachinski, Agnes Kaikai, Jodie Kimball, Stephen King, Michael Knee, Robert Kolenda, Kimberly LeClerc, Aimee Levesque, Jennifer Linehan, Michael Lombardi, Anthony Lombardi, Robert Lyons, Sonia Machado, Christina Marquis, Kate Martini, Andrew McDougall, Daniel McGinness, Matthew Mello, Anthony Micalizzi, Justin Michaud, Shelby Morrison, Evan Noce, Daniel O'Brien, Tara O'Keefe, Robert Oberlander, Anthony Pais, Anthony Palmieri, Katia Pascoal, Florian Qoqi, Darya Rahimi, Hayley Raymond, Maura Riley, Saimira Risilia, Jesse Roderick, John Rogers, Casey Roland, Nancy Romano, Jill Ryan, Patricia Ryan, Christopher Sawyer, Joseph Smith, Vance Smith IV, Janelle Suckley, Amy Surette, Alexandra Tilas, Kathleen Toto, Laura Veludo, Rebecca Vinagro and Sheila Wynne

Salem

Christopher Alves, Masitewal Asefa, Anna-Karin Backman, Thomas Beckett, Catherine Bedard, Cheryl Begin, Michael Bernard, Corey Boulay, Laura Brecken, Nicole Brunelle, Alison Carnevale, John Caron, Christine Carrabba, Marc Ceccarossi, Alex Chernyak, Roswell Childs, Ashley Conner, Shannon Cormier, Arisleia de Oliveira, Matthew Dean, DeLinda Dell'Orfano, Megan Donahue, Kelli Dragonis, Krista Dunlap, Jonathan Duzz, Derek Everson, Sahira Fernandez, Gia Fiorello, Andrew Fogarty, Pennie Fraczek, Mizuho Fujihira, Rintaro Fukutomi, Sarah Funk, Andrew Gagnon, Allison Gilgun, Isaac Gooshaw, Brian Grace, Elaine Grant, Wesley Green, Meghan Hamilton, Bonnie Hanlon, Julia Hemingway, Lola Hensel, Lidia Hernandez, Darryl Huntington, Tsukako Inoue, Naoki Isoda, Yuliya Jensen, Katie Johnson, Rhiannon Jones, Saori Kaneko, Kassi Keithan, Eugenea Kimeria, Heather Kobus, Endri Kume, Andrew LaPointe, Daniel Le Fever, Christina Leonardson, Angel Lizotte, Geoff Loizeaux, Michelle Lowell, Konrad Maciak, Abhinav Madan, Javier Márquez, Evan Martzial, Steven McCarthy, Kayleigh McDaid-Merritt, Mark McGettrick, Marcie McKenzie, Cynthia McMahon, Kassandra Mena, Lelia Michaels, Elizabeth Montes, Paul Morin, Kristen Morneau, Laura Morrison, Genevieve Morse, Irene Moutsoulas, Megan Mowins, Brendan Mullins, Whitney Munroe, Sarah Murray, John Njuguna, Andrew O'Neill, Katherine O'Sullivan, Alyssa Ofilos, Louise Oram, Gulsen Ozoren, Simone Palmer, Danielle Pelletier, Jesus Pena, Johan Pereira, Lumaris Perez, Krystle Perkins, Elsa Perlera, Heather Pert, Stephanie Peterson, Bonnie Reusing, Kerrin Rhuda, William Richardson IV, Nicole Ritch, David Rockwood, Amy Rodriguez, Crystal Russell, Keon Savory, Vanessa Savy, David Schrader Jr., Amy Schwartz, Haitham Serhan, Yoko Shiode, Aaron Smith, Amanda Spittle, Stacy St. Martin, Justin Symington, Kie Tanaka, Landis Tanger, Gustavo Taveras, Tyereak Thompson, Joel Tobin, Akane Toyoda, Marc Tranos, Li-heng Tsau, Tanya Tupper, Tomoya Uchimura, Karen Ulbin, Sareth Uon, John Walker, Catherine Walsh, Kathryn White, Richard Wilcock, Mark Wilkie, Kathleen Williams, Lisa Williamson and Nozomi Yoshikawa

Swampscott

Evghenii Antonevici, Kirill Balchenkov, Charla Bouranis, Ashley D'Addario, Dominique Dart, Christopher DiPietro, Elizabeth Dodge, Ashley Gookin, Mark Hatch II, Barbara Hemphill, Alexis Karavedas, Kristina Klausewitz, Daria Kondratenko, Christine LeBlanc, Brian Lempert, Khady Ndiaye, Grace Ndungu, Brian O'Donnell, Kate Sullivan and Elad Weizmann

Topsfield

Michael Costanza, Kristen Kurowski, Janice Petrie, Heather Rossiter, Michael Shimer, Kristen Wood and Brian Zolla

Wenham

Keith Gaudenzi