Marina Nye of North Truro, Mass., has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History , summa cum laude.
Albright's Class of 2019 consists of 395 students (7 master's degree students, 99 School of Professional Studies students, 289 traditional students) from 12 states and six countries (including Canada, Columbia, Jamaica, Togo, Japan and Vietnam). In addition, 133 are honors graduates and 58 competed as student-athletes.
The Reverend Robert L. Johnson '91 led Albright's Baccalaureate celebration in Memorial Chapel, May 17. Commencement followed on May 18, in Santander Arena, led by President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. '82.
Jane Golden, founder and executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia offered a Commencement address after being awarded an honorary degree of humane letters and graduate Angela Marie Turczyn '19 took to the stage to ask her classmates to close their eyes and consider who they thank most for helping them to make it to graduation day. "Not too long ago, when I would close my eyes, I would picture my mother," she said. "She has inspired me to provide unconditional support and strength to not only my future children, but also my future students. Now, however, when I close my eyes and picture who I thank for my being here today, I finally see myself. Albright has helped me reach further than I thought possible, and I will forever be grateful."
Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college's flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive and nurturing community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.