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64th Commencement Celebration

Congratulations, Class of 2014!

 

 

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    On a perfectly crisp fall morning, and as part of Homecoming Weekend, more than 80 runners from near and far, plus a smaller group of walkers, came together to compete in a 5K race with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.  This year’s race, sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha, saw students, alumni, staff and friends compete.
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    Brady Antaya gives as much as he gets from Merrimack soccer, where his teammates know him as a Warrior
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    Merrimack is one of the top 10 colleges in the northern United States for the fourth year in a row — and the only regional college judged “up and coming” by higher education leadership in the northern United States.
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    Money Magazine has named Merrimack College one of the top U.S. colleges for ensuring its graduates’ economic success.
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    Merrimack College has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year.
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    The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College opens their 2014-15 season with the darkly comic play The Shape of Things.
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    Janelle Engram ’17 was 10 years old when she learned her mother, Janet, had been diagnosed with stage two breast cancer when she was seven months pregnant. It was a double shock when Engram’s mother called in February to say doctors had found a new lump on one of her breasts and she needed a double mastectomy. “After 18 years of being cancer-free, my mom was rediagnosed,” Engram told fellow Merrimack students, faculty and staff on Oct. 15.
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    Michael Stehnach held what looked to a layman like an intriguing toy, but he identified it as a complex gear system.
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    Danielle Jones-Pruett, staffer for the Writers House, has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation 2014 Writers Award. The annual award of $30,000 is given to six exceptionally talented and promising women authors.
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    With a snip of oversized scissors and a burst of applause, Merrimack President Christopher E. Hopey cut a ribbon to open the new Compass suite on the third floor of McQuade Library. The four-year-old program works with students believed to be at risk of struggling academically, starting in their first semester at Merrimack.
  • When it comes to on-campus resources, college recruiters rely most heavily on the campus career center, according to results from NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
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    Why do bridges fail? Why did concrete fall in Boston’s Big Dig? Why did the levees give in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina?

    Distinguished engineer and author Henry Petroski has made a career of examining failure and success in design and will discuss those explorations in a talk at the Writers House at Merrimack College at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a Q&A and reception.
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    David Raymond can make substantive art with very little actual substance. A sculptor, painter, poet, and art writer who has been teaching at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, since 1964, Raymond is showing 21 recent ink on paper drawings at Brunswick’s ICON Contemporary Art. It is yet another superb showing of excellent and thoughtful abstract art at that venue.

    Read more: http://portland.thephoenix.com/arts/159441-abstraction-built-on-emptiness/#ixzz3BQe70WmB
  • Dave McGillivray ’75, Hon.’12, began the tradition of running his age on his 12th birthday.

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    Dozens of young Merrimack College alumni furthered their professional networks and got advice on building their online brand during a downtown Boston gathering hosted by Merrimack trustee Jack Boyce.
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    When the question “What did you do on your summer vacation?” comes up, one rising Merrimack senior has a killer answer:
    I was in a gangster movie.
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    Merrimack College and the Girard School of Business have launched a new graduate program, the Master of Science in Accounting, which is accepting students to begin in fall 2014.
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    In a significant show of support for Merrimack’s academic momentum, the Department of Health Sciences has received a $100,000 grant for new technology through the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” initiative.
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    Two Merrimack College undergraduates who helped discover a new bacteriophage presented their research earlier this month at a prestigious national conference.
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    Reinforcing Merrimack College’s emphasis on providing a secure environment for students, faculty and staff, the college’s police department has recently undergone a rigorous assessment that resulted in its reaccreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.
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    This year’s case competition was designed to help students understand how an innovative product can disrupt a mature industry.
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    Merrimack College Professor of Art History Ellen Longsworth, Ph.D. has been chosen to participate in the prestigious Council of Independent Colleges’ Seminar “Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context: The Uses of Antiquity” this summer at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art.  Only 20 individuals nationwide were selected to participate.
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    ALLENDALE, Mich. - In a season that had already seen so many magical moments, plenty of history and a number of individual accolades from December through May, freshman Carly Muscaro of the Merrimack College women’s track & field team concluded her unforgettable freshman campaign in a position nearly anyone else in the country would trade to be in, placing second in the 400m dash national finals at the Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
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    With perfect weather to complete a perfect day, 520 excited Merrimack College graduates and their guests laughed and learned from actor Charlie Day ’98, who stars in the FXX series, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
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    Poteat was presented the Edward G. Roddy outstanding teacher of the year Award during Merrimack’s 64th commencement.

 

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