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Commencement Countdown

Commencement Countdown, 2017

The College’s Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. on Fiske Quad.

Internationally renowned advocate for Native American culture and people, and this year’s honorary doctor of humane letters recipient, Tom Porter, will address the Class of 2017. Eric Stumacher will receive the Granite State Award.

2017 graduates hold promising futures as they prepare for their post-graduate plans which, among many others, include:

  • Pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Dartmouth College
  • Working at The Timberland Company as a CAD designer/engineer
  • Serving in the Peace Corps in Liberia
  • Working as a microbiology research specialist at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Joining the Coast Guard
  • Pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Connecticut

“Throughout their time at Keene State, these graduating students connected with new communities; challenged themselves through their studies; broadened their horizons by traveling to new places and learning about different cultures; served our local, regional, and global communities; tried their hand at a variety of research and career opportunities – in essence, they have transformed into the leaders we will see on stage at Commencement,” said Keene State College President Dr. Anne E. Huot.

“I am proud that these students will join our active network of alumni. It is an honor to celebrate all of their accomplishments at Keene State and all of their success yet to come. Congratulations to the Class of 2017.”

For more detail about what members of Keene State’s Class of 2017 are doing after graduation, check out The Future Is Bright for Class of ’17.

For more info, visit Keene State’s Commencement page – and here’s a list of times and places for Commencement Week events.