Colleagues, friends, and family will gather to celebrate the 66 graduates of the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies programs on Saturday, August 23, at 10:00 am. Commencement will take place at Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro, featuring commencement speaker Rha Goddess, to be followed by a reception at the graduate center.
“There are many stories our students have to tell about the power of education on their lives and in their communities,” said Sean Conley, associate dean of graduate and professional studies. Marlboro’s commencement recognizes each student for the new expertise and commitment they have brought to address pressing needs in their respective communities.
Three student speakers, chosen by their program chairs, will speak to their personal story of transformation through their Marlboro educational experience. Savitha Rajamani is an international student from India in Marlboro’s MA in Teaching for Social Justice program, who will be working in a public school for the coming year. Claire Wheeler enrolled in the MBA in Managing for Sustainability program after quitting her job and launching a new career. Philip Kolling, a student in the MSM in Mission-Driven Organizations program, was recently appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin to lead Vermont’s Americorps programs.