SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 27, 2010

Marian Court holds 45th graduation

By Alan Burke
Staff writer

SWAMPSCOTT — Approximately 70 graduates took degrees as Marian Court College celebrated its 45th commencement last night.

Top real estate agent and corporate trainer Valerie Reyes was the keynote speaker. A single mother, Reyes was chosen as an inspiration to the students, especially those of Latin background.

Marian Court's president, Dr. Ghazi Darkazalli, noted that his students are often trailblazers, the first in their families to achieve a college degree.

The following local students are among this year's graduates:

Beverly

Giavana D'Orlando

Kalli Duffy

Sara Gallant

Bisa Connors (certificate)

Hamilton

Pamela Scotti

Peabody

Nicole Carbone

Tiffany Doucette

Jennifer Nguyen

Peter Sannizzaro

Sheryl Barron (certificate)

Salem

Caitlin Clements

Melissa Gallagher

Carla Hagler

Jessica Marshall

Carolina Martinez

Linda Melanson

Tatiana Perreault

Gina Urena

Carliana Zoquier

Carla Hagler (certificate)

Swampscott

Nicole Faia

Kim Falvey

Kelsey Lundstrom

Merissa Russo