SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 21, 2012

Gordon College awards 361 bachelor's degrees, 34 master's

By Muriel C. Hoffacker
Staff Writer

WENHAM — Gordon College held its 120th graduation exercises on Saturday morning on its Grapevine Road campus. It was the first for President D. Michael Lindsay, who began his tenure in July 2011. Lindsay is the college's eighth president.

Undergraduates: 361

Master's degrees: 34

Graduation speaker: Former Gordon College president R. Judson Carlberg, who retired last summer after 35 years at Gordon, 19 as president.

The following local students were among the graduates:

Bachelors degrees

Bethany Goss, art and history, Beverly

Taylor Jones, theatre arts, Hamilton

William Rosser, mathematics and computer science, Hamilton

Cindy Sherman, education, Hamilton

Joel Trunfio, economics and businesses, Hamilton

Laura Johnson, communication arts, South Hamilton

Matthew Levy, communication arts, South Hamilton

Daniel Cormier, history, Ipswich

Kerry Ann Lowell, biblical studies, Ipswich

Stephen Veiga, philosophy, Ipswich

Jeff Dowling, economics and business, Marblehead

Printhessangma Rai, international affairs, Wenham

Masters degrees

Abigail Adams, education, Beverly

Anneliese Bjork, education, Beverly

Carolyn Pilanen-Kudlik, music education, Beverly

Ryan Stadt, education, Beverly

Kira Landrebe, music education, Hamilton

Catherine Dollin, music education, Peabody

Kristen Galardi, music education, Peabody

Joey Estes, music education, Salem

Corinne Geary, music education, Salem

Sandra Schwarzkopf, music education, Salem