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2014 Commencement Spotlights

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Jacqulyn Sardina

Major: Operations Management 

Next Steps: Master's in College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State


Joshua Encarnacion

Major: Human Resources Management
Minor: Leadership & Civic Engagement 

Next Steps: Human Resources, Google


Tricia Breton

Majors: English & Women's and Gender Studies

Next Steps: Master's in Professional Writing, UMass Dartmouth


Colin Murphy

Major: Political Science 

"UMass Dartmouth is a special place for two reasons: its people and its culture."


Rola Hassoun

Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Next steps: Environmental engineer at CDM Smith


Anna-Rae LeClaire

Major: Nursing

Next Steps: Student Ambassador, Gerontological Society of America


Brandon Ward

Major: Accounting & Finance 

Next Steps: Finance position in a government agency, Washington, D.C.


Amanda Stubbs

Major: Chemistry

Next Steps: PhD in Chemistry, MIT


Paula Cruz

Major: Nursing 

Next Steps: Interviewing for nursing residency programs


Justin Kadich

Juris Doctor 

"At UMass Law, there's a sincere effort and commitment to the community."


Michael Massoud

Major: Nursing

Next Steps: Career as a registered nurse


Olivia Ekeh

Major: History
Minor: Black Studies

Next Steps: PhD in African American Studies, UMass Amherst


Tabitha L. Kirkwood

Juris Doctor

Next Steps: Planning a career in child and family law


Christopher Jordan

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Next Steps: Mechanical Engineer, General Dynamics


Tiffany Ferreira

Majors: Mathematics & Physics 

Next Steps: PhD in Engineering & Applied Sciences, UMass Dartmouth


Van Riley

Major: Music 

Next Steps: Jazz saxophonist heading to NYC

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Chany Peguero Peña

Major: Computer Science 

Internship: Web developer in Japan


Anthony Natoli

Major: Marketing

Next Steps: Social Media Coordinator, Wagner Motor Group, Shrewbury, MA


Catherine O'Keefe

PhD, Marine Sciences, Living Marine Resources Science/Management

Next Steps: Research Associate, SMAST Bycatch Avoidance Program


Nabil Bou-Mitri

Major: Finance 

Next Steps: Financial representative at Fidelity Investments


Catherine Anastasia

Major: Art Education
Minor: Ceramics 

Next Steps: High school art teacher


Samantha Melchiono

Major: Psychology 

Next Steps: Youth care provider, pursuing her MSW


Camille David

PhD, Marine Sciences, Coastal Systems Science

Next Steps: Pursuing post-doctoral opportunities


Lauren Soares

Major: Accounting

Next Steps: Audit advisory position at KPMG LLP, MBA at UMass Dartmouth


Justin March

Major: Crime & Justice Studies 

Internship: United States Marshals Service in Washington, DC