Seven Locals Earn Degrees from Emmanuel College

More local graduates make us proud...

Emmanuel College in Boston celebrated its 96th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 12, 2018, adding hundreds of graduates to the global network of Emmanuel alumni who are making their mark on the world. Nationally-recognized sports journalist, author and television broadcaster Jackie MacMullan delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary degree. The College also conferred honorary degrees on Charles F. Monahan Jr., president of MCPHS University, and Sister Mary Alice McCabe, SNDdeN, who has dedicated her life to serving others in Brazil and Nicaragua. While touching on current issues such as the #MeToo movement and immigration, speakers delivered messages of courage and determination in the face of adversity. The College conferred degrees on the following local students:

  • Sarah Gregory of East Sandwich (02537) received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.
  • Jennifer Habeeb of Sagamore Beach (02562) received a Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy. Habeeb graduated magna cum laude and with distinction in the field of concentration.
  • Zackary Handy of East Falmouth (02536) received a Bachelor of Arts in History.
  • Virginia Ohlson of West Barnstable (02668) received a Bachelor of Arts in a double major of Elementary Education and Liberal Studies. Ohlson graduated magna cum laude.
  • Emalee Peterson of Yarmouth Port (02675) received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience. Peterson graduated magna cum laude and with distinction in the field of concentration.
  • Michaela Ryder of South Chatham (02659) received a Bachelor of Arts in a double major of Secondary Education and English Literature.
  • Caleb Seaver of Centerville (02632) received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Editing & Publishing.

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to educate the whole person and provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on