Posted: May 22, 2015
Manchester Community College (MCC) held its 69th commencement on Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm at Sullivan Arena, Saint Anselm College. Approximately 300 students received their associate degrees from a variety of disciplines – from art and design, business, management and computer science to automotive and welding technologies, education, nursing and liberal arts and sciences.
MCC also awarded an honorary degree to Mary Tebo Davis, Natural Resources Field Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension. Tebo Davis has been instrumental in developing Manchester's community gardens, including the "Rooting for Families" garden on-site at MCC, as well as Manchester City Hall's "green" roof.
Vicki Carter, a Management major from Londonderry, received the President's Award for highest Grade Point Average.
This year's commencement speaker was Douglas Ligor, Esq. of Bedford, who is Deputy Chief Counsel for the Northeast Law Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services in Lawrence, MA. Ligor is also an adjunct professor at Manchester Community College, where he teaches Political Science and American Government in the evenings. Ligor, who has spent his entire adult life serving his country—first as a cadet at West Point, then as an Army officer, now as an attorney for the federal government, spoke to graduates about leadership and integrity.
Governor Maggie Hassan also addressed the graduates before their degrees were conferred, and shook each and every graduate's hand after they received their diplomas.
MCC awards three different types of associate degrees: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.); Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.)
Official Photo Gallery
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