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Roxbury Community College 



C^S^37th Annual 

/^Commencement 




Friday, May 18, 201 2 
One O'clock P.M. 



Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center 



The National Anthem 

Oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early light, 

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? 

Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, 

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? 

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, 

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. 

Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave 

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? 

Francis Scott Key 

1779 - 1843 



Lift Every Voice and Sing 

Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring, 

Ring with the harmonies of liberty; 

Let our rejoicing rise, high as the list'ning skies, 

Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. 

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, 

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; 

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, 

Let us march on till victory is won. 

James Weldon Johnson 
1871 - 1938 



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Prelude 

Processional 

The audience is requested to remain seated during the processional for 
students and faculty. 

Grafton Job Corps Color Guard will post the colors. 

National Anthem 

Lift Every Voice and Sing 

Students' Greetings from Around the World 

Greetings From the President 

Dr. TerrenceA. Gomes 

Greetings From the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department 
of Higher Education 

Professor David S. Barron, Esq., Green Professor of Public Law at Harvard 
Law School 

Greetings From the Alumni 

Ms. Mayra Welsh, President of RCC Alumni 

In Memoriam: Walter Clark, Esquire, Dean of Enrollment 
Management and Student Judicial Affairs 

Dr. Stephanie C. Janey, Vice-President of Enrollment Management and 
Student Affairs 

In Memoriam: Professor Tom Reeves, Faculty Member, History 

Dr. Nancy Teel, Dean of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies 

Musical Selection 

Ms. Elisabeth Withers, Soloist 

Introduction of Community Service Recipient 

Mr. P. Paul Alexander , Chief Human Resources Officer 

Community Service Award 

Dr. Hubert (Hubie) E. Jones, Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of 
Social Work 

Introduction of the Valedictorian 

Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs 

Valedictorian 

Ms. Helen Achwei 



Introduction of the Commencement Speaker 

Dr. Stephanie C. Janey, Vice President of Enrollment Management and 
Student Affairs 

Commencement Address 
Mr. Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice-President 
for Walgreens 

Musical Selection 

Ms. Elisabeth Withers, Soloist 

Conferring of Degrees and Certificates 

Authorization of the Board of Trustees 

Ms. Anita L. Crawford, Chair, Board of Trustees 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, President 

Introduction of Degree and Certificate Candidates 

Presided by Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs 

Dr. Nancy Teel, Dean of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies introduces 
Candidates for Associate of Arts Degree 

Dr. Tala Khudairi, Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 
introduces Candidates for Associate of Science Degree 

Dr. Gloria Cater, Dean of Health Sciences introduces Candidates for Health 
Sciences and Certificates with specification 

Presentation of Degrees and Certificates to the Students 

Ms. Anita L. Crawford, Chair, Board of Trustees 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, President 

Presided by Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes, Vice President of Academic Affairs 

President's Charge to the Graduating Class of 2012 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, President 

Recessional 

The audience is requested to remain seated during the recessional and is 
invited immediately after the ceremony to a reception in the Reggie Lewis 
Track and Athletic Center Gymnasium. 



^Jx^essage from the President 
Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 

Today is a landmark in the chosen path for your 
lives. Beyond this landmark, or signpost, awaits a 
world around you that is real and exciting. But this 
is not just the end; think of today as the beginning 
of new opportunities, experiences and growth. 

I would like for you to remember today, not just 
the moment, but the years that have led to this 
moment. Remember the days spent together in 
class, the hard work and sacrifices endured, and 
the friendships that have been built along the way. 

Education offers opportunities for changing how we choose to live, how 
we choose to educate, and how we choose to govern ourselves for future 
generations to come. Please grasp the opportunities when they arise, for 
therein lay the key to your future and the future of all our communities. 

I am very proud of you and your accomplishments. Your graduation will 
help pave the way as you travel the road to greater success, both in college 
and beyond. You will be the leaders of tomorrow and with the education 
you now have and will seek further, you will reach new heights and achieve 
your dreams. 

My heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2012. I wish each of you the 
very best and much success in the future. 




Sincerely, 



Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 
President 



Commencement Speaker 

Steve Pemberton 




Steve Pemberton is Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional 
Vice-President for Walgreens, the first such person to hold 
that responsibility in the company's no year history. One 
of America's most inspiring executives, Steve's journey to 
corporate America has been all but traditional. He has 
become recognized as one of the nation's leaders on 
W a matters of diversity and inclusion and its importance to 

^i^r the growth of the American industrial complex. In 2006, 

Fortune named Steve Pemberton one of the Top 20 Chief 
Diversity Officers in corporate America. In 2007, Steve was called to Capitol 
Hill to provide expert testimony on best practices in diversity recruiting and in 
2008, he was named by Savoy as one of The Top 100 most influential African- 
Americans in corporate America. Steve, currently serves on several boards, 
including The Home for Little Wanderers and UCAN to provide guidance and 
inspiration to children in need. The Pemberton Fund For The Future has been 
established in his name to assist children aging out of the foster care system 
in Boston. 

A ward of the state for much of his childhood, Steve has made opportunity, 
access and equality pillars of his personal and professional life. His memoir is: A 
Chance in The World: An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found a 
Place Called Home, (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2012, www.chanceintheworld. 
com). It is a riveting chronicle of Steve's difficult path through foster care and 
his determined search for his family. This is an inspirational story that crosses 
generations and cultures, but specifically whispers to those who have had the 
odds stacked against them. Steve's relentless journey to overcome, find his 
biological family, and right the wrongs of his parents' past, is a model for all 
families to follow. It is a true testament of faith, fortitude and forgiveness. A 
Chance In The World achieved a glowing Kirkus review, was recently featured 
in People Magazine earning 3.5/4.0 stars, and Amazon reviews give A Chance 
In The World 5.0/5.0 stars! 

Steve is a graduate of Boston College. He is married and has three children. 



^rnnmunity Service Award Recipient 

Dr. Hubert (Hubie) E. Jones 




Hubie Jones is Dean Emeritus of the Boston University 
School of Social Work, where he served as Professor 
and Dean from 1977 to 1993. He was Special Assistant 
to the Chancellor for Urban Affairs at the University 
of Massachusetts Boston from 1995 to 2003. For eight 
months in 1992, he was Acting President of Roxbury 
Community College. From 1972 to 1977, he was Associate 
Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and 
Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Professor Jones has played a key role in the formation, rebuilding and leadership 
of at least thirty community organizations within the black community and across 
the city. In twenty of these organizations, he served as chairman of the board or 
executive director. Some of these leadership roles include: executive director 
of the Roxbury Multi-Service Center, board chairman of the Massachusetts 
Advocacy Center; board president of Roxbury Youth works, Roxbury Community 
College Foundation and the Citywide Educational Coalition. Since 2002, he has 
been founder and president of the Boston Children's Chorus. He has served as 
a trustee at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for 10 years and a trustee of the 
Foley Hoag Foundation for 25 years. 

For 20 years, Hubie Jones appeared weekly as a panelist on "Five on Five," a 
public affairs program on WCVB-TV. 

He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the City College of New York and Master's 
Degree in social work from Boston University School of Social Work. During 
the 1971-72 academic year, he was a Community Fellow at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Northeastern University, 
University of Maryland, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Liberal 
Arts and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. 



e 3 / ^isical Selection 

Elisabeth Withers 




Best known for her Tony Award-nominated portrayal 
of Shug Avery in Oprah Winfrey's Broadway musical 
version of The Color Purple, vocalist Elisabeth Withers 
is also a longtime singer/ songwriter with a bent toward 
neo-soul and R&B. Born in Joliet, IL, Ms. Withers left 
home with a scholarship to study music at Berklee 
College of Music in Boston. After graduating, she 
moved to New York City to attend New York University 
and graduated with a master's degree in 2000. 

Prior to her appearance on Broadway, Ms. Withers sang backup for a variety of 
artists, including Mary J. Blige, Eryka Badu, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez. 
She was asked to be one of the three featured background singers at The White 
House for the 2000 Millennium Concert produced by Quincy Jones and Steven 
Spielberg. From there, she found herself in the studio singing on the albums 
of both R. Kelly and Celine Dion. Ms. Withers quickly caught the attention and 
respect of producer, arranger and songwriter Tony Moran (Janet Jackson, 
Beyonce Knowles and Cher). Moran recruited her to co-write two classic 
dance club tracks, "Rising" and "Emotions" (2002), that reached the top 5 on 
the Billboard charts under the alias Elle Patrice. This garnered the attention 
of soul artist Nick Ashford, who directed Withers toward the auditions for the 
Broadway production of The Color Purple. 

Ms. Withers played one of the five "Vowelles" on the PBS children's literacy 
program special "Between The Lions." 

Ms. Withers released her debut solo album, "It Can Happen to Anyone," on 
Blue Note Records in 2007. Her single "Be With You" is featured on the Grand 
Auto Theft video game. 

Elisabeth uses her time and success to encourage students nationwide to 
stay healthy, focused and true to their dreams. She has also developed an 
organization called TOO BEAUTIFUL. This organization focuses on the 
empowerment of minority women, encouraging and enhancing their morale 
and careers through hands-on mentoring. 

www.ElisabethWithers.com 



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Students who have fulfilled the Honors Program have maintained a minimum GPA 0/3.3 
and have completed three or more Honors courses. RCC is proud of them. 






&%(gh Honors 

GPA 3.50 - 3.75 



£/tfghest Honors 

GPA 3.76 - 4.00 

(*) = Honors Program ('**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (**'*) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



f The Registrar of Roxbury Community College maintains the official list of all graduates j 
I and honor designations. This program is only for ceremonial purposes. ) 



Saleh J. Abbas*** 
Biological Science 



Degrees in Course 

Degrees are presented in the following order 

^J^/ssocmte of Arts 



Marie Geralde Badio 
Health Careers 



Alland A. Clemat 
Health Careers 



Mariam Atinuke Adedeji- 

Omoregie 

Health Careers 

Eunice A. Adeleye** 
Health Careers 

Olumide Adelu 
Health Careers 

Waleola Abiola Adetutu*** 
Health Careers 

Daniel Alfaro 
Liberal Arts 

Jerome Jeremiah Allen 
Business Administration 

Irene Almeida 
Business Administration 

Dulseneia Pina Andrade 
Health Careers 

Chioma Veronica Aniagboso** 
Health Careers 

Ismeyly A. Antigua** 
Biological Science 

Reynesha Ayanna Archer 
Liberal Arts 

Manuel Arias 
Business Administration 

Margaret Takang Ashu 
Health Careers 

Emmanuel Tembeng Awah** 
Health Careers 

Stephen K. Babumba** 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Natasha Rene Banks 
Social Science 

Brittny M. Barnes 
Business Admistration 

Kianna R. Battle 
Liberal Arts 

Heven L. Berhe** 
Health Careers 

Karine Bob-Joseph 
Biological Science 

Karine Bob-Joseph 
Health Careers 

Molene Bolivar 
Health Careers 

Molene Bolivar 
Liberal Arts 

Sheila L. Bray 
Social Science 

Sheena Xiomara Brown 
Business Administration 

Shana R. Bryant 
Health Careers 

Rhyeemma Burns 
Health Careers 

Semira Yohannes Buta 
Health Careers 

Sybille Cherismo 
Health Careers 

Jade Tori Chin 
Visual Arts 



Marlene Constant 
Liberal Arts 

Yolanda Lee Cooley 
Social Science 

Edmira K. Coomber 
Health Careers 

Aletha M. Cooper 
Health Careers 

Kim Lauren Curtis-Julien 
Health Careers 

Mekdes Dadi Dama 
Health Careers 

Callie M. Daniels 
Health Careers 

Lucy C. De Jesus 
Liberal Arts 

Lucy C. De Jesus 
Social Science 

Naralis De Jesus 
Liberal Arts 

Carina A. Depina 
Business Administration 

Joao Gomes DePina 
Biological Science 

Sylvana Desire 
Health Careers 

Betty Y. Devonish-Lewis 
Liberal Arts 

Fatoumata Binta Diallo** 
Biological Science 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



t^J^ssociate of Arts 



Valmeda Dickson 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Cheryl Minerva Garvey 
Health Careers 



Sandra Jean 
Health Careers 



Jean A. Dorce 
Liberal Arts 



Stephanie Autumn Gaston** 
Health Careers 



Kedlyne Jean-Baptiste 
Health Careers 



ROBERMANN DoRCEUS 

Biological Science 



Rahwa G. Gebrai 
Health Careers 



Samantha Jean Brunot 
Biological Science 



Octavia Christel Draughn 
Business Administration 



Gwendolyn Gonzalez 
Health Careers 



Alex R. Jean Lestin 

B usiness Administration 



Martine Dreux 
Health Careers 



Cashay C. Grant- Woods 
Biological Science 



Keisha Jean-Louis 
Business Administration 



Chantal Duval 
Health Careers 



Annette Ann Marie Hadden 
Health Careers 



Na'Imah S. Jeffries 
Health Careers 



Angela E. Edwards 
Business Administration 



Elena Hankerson 
Social Science 



Tabitha Marie Johnson** 
Social Science 



Friday Oghenekevwe Egodogbare Omari Jowhar Hassan** 
Health Careers Liberal Arts 



Mattie Louise Jones 
Health Careers 



Gloria B. Ejim 
Health Careers 



Tatianna Lovette Hendren 
Health Careers 



Jean-Paul Joseph 
Liberal Arts 



Francisca Neeky Falaise 
Health Careers 



Esemuede Henry Idada 
Liberal Arts 



Adey Berhanu Kefelegn 
Biological Science 



Dilia M. Feliz 
Health Careers 



Isoken Hannah Ighodaro 
Biological Science 



Tyler Nichole Parker Kimball 
Liberal Arts 



Marcelle Moise Fenelon 
Health Careers 



Chukwunyere Ihemekwalam 
Health Careers 



Marie Laure Lafortune 
Health Careers 



Shirley M. Fernandez 
Liberal Arts 



Johanna Iraheta 
Social Science 



Tracey Ellington Landrum 
Liberal Arts 



Abdulai Fofanah** 
Health Careers 



Johanna Iraheta 
Health Careers 



LatV. Le 

Health Careers 



Kevin Edward Forbes 
Business Administration 



Josephine Isidore 
Liberal Arts 



LatV. Le 
Biological Science 



Mariazinha O. Fortes** 
Business Administration 



Flore Jacinthe 
Health Careers 



Vernon E. Lee 
Physical Science 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Block & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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t^J^^ssociate of Arts 



Corey Silas Levy 
Liberal Arts 



judette meca 
Health Careers 



Victor Samuel Munoz 
Visual Arts 



Tamikiel Latrice Lewis 
Health Careers 



Sabrina Medina 
Health Careers 



Tedy Nanyonjo 
Health Careers 



Taquanda L. Lewis 
Liberal Arts 



Marie Christie Mengual 
Health Careers 



Ivan Nanyumba 
Biological Science 



Lisa P. Lorquet 
Liberal Arts 



Nicole Metayer 
Health Careers 



guirlene nazaire 
Health Careers 



Benicile Louis 
Liberal Arts 



Gregory Miller*** 
Health Careers 



Latishia N. Ngomba 
Liberal Arts 



Jean Jude Louis 
Health Careers 



Ardo A. Mohamed 
Biological Science 



Myriame Noel 
Health Careers 



Siu Chung Luk 
Biological Science 



Steven G. Mohammed 
Biological Science 



Delali Akouvi Ntem Agblekpe 
Liberal Arts 



Gene Lynch** 
Business Administration 



Steven G. Mohammed 
Health Careers 



SeonserayA. Oates** 
Liberal Arts 



Nonyelum Sylvia Maduamjsi Suzanne Y. Moliere 
Health Careers Liberal Arts 



Rebecca N. Ogbuku 
Health Careers 



Agnes Maignan 
Health Careers 



Jerrylin Marlin Montanez 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Rawlins Akin Ogunlade 
Biological Science 



Pierre Alix Marcelin 
Liberal Arts 



Candido Goncalves Monteiro 
Liberal Arts 



Juliana Mobisola Okon*** 
Health Careers 



Agnes Markos*** 
Liberal Arts 



Margarita Mercedes Montero** Sende Oliveira 

Business Administration Broadcast Media Technology 



Joselyn Maysonet-Lopez 
Social Science 



Veronica Ngozi Moody** 
Health Careers 



Olusayo Ruth Omojogberun 
Health Careers 



Conilla Mbengam 
Health Careers 



Paul Morgan 

Broadcast Media Technology 



Maxwell Opara 
Liberal Arts 



Esther Veronica McCollin 
Health Careers 



Leslie Anne Moses*** 
Health Careers 



Jeffrey Ovie Oruma 
Health Careers 



Susan Patricia McCollin 
Health Careers 



Umar Abdullah Muhammed 
Social Science 



Ezinne Catherine Osuji 
Health Careers 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Block & Gold Cord ( ***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^J^^ssociate of Arts 



osasumwen owie 
Health Careers 



RozannaA. Riley** 
Health Careers 



Aslin Janice Santos 
Liberal Arts 



Luz Dary Pelaez 
Social Science 



Ann-Marie Coilen Roberts** 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Shakeyah Nicole Scroggins 
Social Science 



Julia A. Peralta 
Social Science 



Danecia Channelle Robinson 
Social Science 



Zenaida E. Serra 
Biological Science 



Alba Milena Perez-Salazar 
International Business 



Evelyn Umunna Robinson 
Health Careers 



Christine Elizabeth Sheets 
Liberal Arts 



Alexander A. Perez 
Visual Arts 



Adalene M. Rodriquez** 
English 



Christine Elizabeth Sheets 
Social Science 



Casey Allison Perron*** 
Business Administration 



Yohanna M. Rojas 
Liberal Arts 



Adedayo Omowunmi Shelika*** 
Health Careers 



Aretha Beck-Phillip 
Biological Science 



Elizabeth Altagracia Rosado 
B usiness Administration 



MamunaM. Sidibay 
Health Careers 



Sharon Descartes Pitts 
Biological Science 



Julio G. Rosario 

B usiness Administration 



Natasha Similien** 
Health Careers 



Alonzo Pomare 
Biological Science 



Ryan R. Rosario 

Pre-Engineering 



Stephanie Renee Slayman 
Business Administration 



Jamila Fatima Potter 
Health Careers 



Tanesha S. Ryland** 
Health Careers 



Shanetta Rene Slayton*** 
Liberal Arts 



Malcolm Powell 
Business Administration 



Bruce Anthony Sabino*** 
Biological Science 



Valerie Smith 
Health Careers 



Nichole E. Powers*** 
Visual Arts 



Marie T. Saint-Louis 
Health Careers 



Adam Robert Smith** 
Liberal Arts 



Sherell M. Pringle 
Liberal Arts 



Marie T. Saint-Louis 
Liberal Arts 



Kathy Dianne Soltvan 
Liberal Arts 



Evelyn Ukpegharovwe Raji 
Health Careers 



Lucy A. Saki** 
Health Careers 



Klodiana Sota*** 
Health Careers 



Dolores Reynoso 
Liberal Arts 



Sequetta Ja'Neqa Samuels 
Liberal Arts 



David Lew Sou 
Liberal Arts 



Cheryl Lynn Ricketts 
Health Careers 



Vianny M. Santana 
Health Careers 



Doris Speed-Andrews 
Liberal Arts 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^J^sociate of Arts 



Vanita La'Queen Spivey 
Health Careers 



Vladimir Thomas 
Biological Science 



Natalie L. Wedderburn 
International Business 



Jessica Spruill 
Health Careers 



Deishawn M. Thompson 
English 



Tenisha M. Wheeler 
Liberal Arts 



Vernall M. Stafford 
Liberal Arts 



Olympia Aretha Tumblin 
Health Careers 



Meshell L. Whyte** 
Biological Science 



Tiffany Renee Stringer** 
Social Science 



Ogadinma A. Ugwu 
Health Careers 



Queon Wiggins 

Broadcast Media Technology 



Tiffany Renee Stringer** 
Liberal Arts 



Angela N. Varela 
Business Administration 



Nadine Ayana Wilkerson 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Sidiki Swaray 
Liberal Arts 



Patricia Varela*** 
Health Careers 



Edward J. Willis 
Health Careers 



Thanh-Truc Ta 
Health Careers 



Sequoia E. Varona*** 
Business Administration 



Franklyn Ronald Wright 
Health Careers 



Lethia L. Tate 
English 



Nelida Velasquez-Caban 
Liberal Arts 



Marie A. Wright-John 
Health Careers 



Sandra Teixeira 
Social Science 



Nelida Velasquez-Caban 
Social Science 



Michelle D. Young 
Health Careers 



WlLNOR TEREAU 

Liberal Arts 



Aliette Victor 
Health Careers 



Jinkang Zheng 
Business Administration 



Haymanot Tesfaye 
Business Administration 



jlllisa shawnia walcott 
Liberal Arts 



Dawn Marie Thomas 
Social Science 



Kaysema T. Washington 
Liberal Arts 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^^^ssociate of Science 



Helen Achwei*** 
Pre-Engineering 



SUGEILY C. ClRIACO 

Criminal Justice 



Celina Paola Gaytan* 
Nursing 



Daphne Alcindor 
Nursing 



mlleyka m. cooper-quiroz 
Information Systems Tech. 



Misgana Gebrahawariat Gebretsiadk 
Nursing 



Grace Ann Alexis 
Nursing 



Lauren Nicole Cosby 
Criminal Justice 



Magalie Georges 
Biotechnology 



Angela Maria Alzate 
Nursing 



Marlene A. Crawford 
Information Systems Tech. 



Rachel Gomes 
Business Management 



Lakeya D. Anderson 
Criminal Justice 



Libny L. Mendez 
Accounting 



Erin Kathleen Goodwin** 
Nursing 



Miguel Angel Baquerizo 
Information Systems Tech. 



Naralis De Jesus 
Criminal Justice 



Richard Gopie** 
Accounting 



Schaneque E. Barrows 
Biotechnology 



Helene Ahouefa Djakpa*** 
Radiologic Technology 



Paul Grgurovic*** 
Radiologic Technology 



Amanda Sierra Bergh 
Criminal Justice 



Sylvia Rickeena Edwards 
Early Childhood Education 



Natasha Nicole Gross-Howard 
Nursing 



Rolande Berlus 

Nursing 



Jean Ronald Espady** 
Business Management 



Bianca Y. Guerrero 

Early Childhood Education 



Jasmine N. Berry 
Criminal Justice 



Diana Yolanda Espino*** 
Early Childhood Education 



Jimm Sterlay Guerrier 
Business Management 



Frantz R. Blanc 
Information Systems Tech. 



Michelle Diane Estrada 
Early Childhood Education 



Tamia C. Haley*** 
Accounting 



Tashawna A. Boston** 
Criminal Justice 



Ashley Marie Fanning 
Nursing 



Lorne M. Harrison 
Criminal Justice 



Kishia M. Brite 

Nursing 



Derline Fevrius 

Early Childhood Education 



Najmo A. Hassan 
Biotechnology 



Geju Asha Brown 
Criminal Justice 



Marc Fevry 
Business Management 



John Stephen Hayes 
Nursing 



Marie Kathleen Casseus** 
Biotechnology 



Lyniesha K. Flavius 
Criminal Justice 



Brian R. Heath** 
Radiologic Technology 



Amy Lyn Chludzinski 
Nursing 



Mariazinha O. Fortes** 
Accounting 



Daniel J. Henderson 
Business Management 



f *) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Block & Gold Cord ( ***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^^^ssociate of Science 



James Hendrick*** 
Radiologic Technology 



Cheryl Pamela Lewis 
Early Childhood Education 



Sandly Farley Obas 
Nursing 



Shante M. Heywood-Dortch 

Business Management 



Felicia B. Lima 
Criminal Justice 



Elizabeth Mariana Oliva 
Nursing 



Cynthia J. Hickey*** 
Radiologic Technology 



Dellren Lindsey** 
Accounting 



Oneida Ortiz 

Early Childhood Education 



Nawana T. Holloway 
Criminal Justice 



Geraldine A. Long 

Early Childhood Education 



Judith Paige 
Nursing 



TesfaA. Hylton 
Accounting 



Samantha LoRusso** 
Radiologic Technology 



Yailin Elvira Peguero 
Business Management 



Carmel Marie Yves Irasy 
Nursing 



Mirla R. Luna 

Early Childhood Education 



Chyneatha Ann-Marie Perry 
Criminal Justice 



Charity Iriowen 
Nursing 



Aaron R. Maloy 
Nursing 



Nicole Starr Perryman*** 
Criminal Justice 



Kimberly J. Ivey 
Criminal Justice 



Moravia Pacome Mascary 
Criminal Justice 



Yajaira A. Rodriguez 
Early Childhood Education 



Annia Srandga Janvier 
Early Childhood Education 



mlgdalia s. mazziotta 
Criminal Justice 



Robert Romain 
Information Systems Tech. 



Sara Ashley Jelenffy** 
Business Management 



Robert Mena 
Accounting 



Regine Rousseau 

Early Childhood Education 



Kimberly Avis Johnson 
Criminal Justice 



Gregory Miller*** 
Biotechnology 



Victoria A. Slayton 
Criminal Justice 



Wanda Hale Jones*** 
Early Childhood Education 



Raymond Andrew Moss-Jackson 
Information Systems Tech. 



Amanda O. Smith 
Criminal Justice 



Rugiatu E. Kallon 
Nursing 



Kassu Yeshitla Mulat 
Accounting 



Maryjean Urbuda Soriano 
Nursing 



Renee Michelle Keyes 
Biotechnology 



David N. Mundia 
Nursing 



Angelica Demoraes Stepien 
Nursing 



Amanda Marie Koslowski 
Criminal Justice 



Josphine M. Muraya 
Nursing 



David N. Tabey 
Radiologic Technology 



Mirna Lemy 
Criminal Justice 



Mirtha Y. Nin 

Early Childhood Education 



Sade Pascale Tassy 
Nursing 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^J^/ssociate of Science 



Gracia M. Tate 

Early Childhood Education 



Dennis I. Whitlow 
Accounting 



James S. Worthen*** 
Computer Information Systems 



Sarah B. Taylor 
Nursing 



Meshell L. Whyte* 
Biotechnology 



Chaunessy F. Yancey 
Criminal Justice 



Cherrelle Cherise Tillery 
Criminal Justice 



Kamini Williams** 

Early Childhood Education 



LaQuita Monea Young 
Early Childhood Education 



Christine Vong 
Nursing 



Tee-Ara Nicole Williams 
Early Childhood Education 



Malynda Young 
Criminal Justice 



Teki M. Way 
Criminal Justice 



Edward J. Willis 
Biotechnology 



Karol Shirley Zapata 
Accounting 



Claudia Melissa Webb 
Nursing 



Embet Y. Woldesenbet 
Nursing 



Jinkang Zheng 
Accounting 






(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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Certificates with Specification 



schaneque e. barrows 
Biotechnology 



Magalie Georges 
Biotechnology 



Vicmira Victoria Paulino 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Pierre Wildens Bazelais 
Biotechnology 



Yvonne Hall 
Practical Nursing 



Wilfrid Racine 
Biotechnology 



Gracie Bieda Javier 
Practical Nursing 



Najmo A. Hassan 
Biotechnology 



Haneefah Smith 
Paralegal Studies 



Frantz A. Boneau 
Practical Nursing 



Herold Jerome 
Practical Nursing 



nlcayra roselina tejera 
Practical Nursing 



Marie Andree Cadeau 
Practical Nursing 



Enel Joseph 
Practical Nursing 



Maureen A. Thompson 
Practical Nursing 



Rodolphe Cadet 
Biotechnology 



Ketlyne Juste-Etienne 
Practical Nursing 



JUSTINA ESSIET UdOAKANG 

Practical Nursing 



Marie Kathleen Casseus** 
Biotechnology 



Renee Michelle Keyes 
Biotechnology 



Tashanea S. Whitlow 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Stephanie Cazeau 
Practical Nursing 



Marvel Larose 
Practical Nursing 



Queon Wiggins 

Broadcast Media Technology 



Kary Cummings 
Office Technology 



Edwin Maestre 
Medical Office Specialist 



Christian Williams 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Helene Ahouefa Djakpa*** 
Biotechnology 



Gregory Miller*** 
Biotechnology 



Edward J. Willis 
Biotechnology 



Aline Dubuisson 
Practical Nursing 



Wendy Y. Moreta 
Medical Office Specialist 



Edward J. Willis 
Practical Nursing 



Natasha Marie Feliciano 
Practical Nursing 



Tia L. Myers 

Broadcast Media Technology 



Guerlie F. Zizi 
Practical Nursing 



Felicia N. Fifield 
Practical Nursing 



Angela D. Noesi 

Broadcast Media Technology 



Lisa Franklin 
Practical Nursing 



Sherada A. Norvin* 
Paralegal Studies 



(*) = Honors Program (**) = High Honors - Black' & Gold Cord (***) = Highest Honors - Bright Yellow Sash 



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^^^cademic Regalia 



The caps, gowns and hoods of the academic procession date back to the Middle 
Ages when they were common dress for scholars. In the Twelfth Century, monks 
and students wore them to keep warm from the damp and drafty European castles 
and halls of learning. 

The Bachelor's gown has a pleated front and long, pointed sleeves. The Master's 
gown, which may be worn open, is distinguished by its long square sleeves. The 
Doctor's gown is trimmed with velvet panels and has three velvet bars on the bell 
shaped sleeves. 

The hood provides the color, contrast and symbolism of the procession. Certain 
colors became associated with particular areas of knowledge. For example, the hood 
border worn by a doctor of theology was red, a color associated with the Catholic 
Church; a medical doctor wore a green border, which relates to the healing powers 
of medicinal herbs. 

In Europe, a uniform color system was never developed. However, in the United 
States, an intercollegiate committee meeting in 1895, decided upon uniform color 
standards, assigning a specific color to each field of study. 



Departmental Colors of Faculty Members' Hoods & Tassels 



Agriculture 


Maize 


Library Science 


Lemon 


Arts, Humanities 


White 


Medicine 


Green 


Chiropractic 


Silver Gray 


Music 


Pink 


Dentistry 


Lilac 


Nursing 


Apricot 


Economics 


Copper 


Pharmacy 


Olive Green 


Education 


Light Blue 


Philosophy 


Dark Blue 


Fine Arts 


Brown 


Science 


Golden Yellow 


Journalism 


Crimson 


Social Work 


Citron 


Law 


Purple 


Theology 


Scarlet 



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.J^oxbury Community College 



Years of dreaming and planning came to life in 1973, when Roxbury Community 
College opened its doors in the Grove Hall area of Roxbury. Despite less than ideal 
surroundings - its location was a former car dealership - Roxbury Community 
College's dedicated faculty, staff, and administration served the educational needs 
of four hundred students. The College's mission then, as it is now, was to provide 
higher education to those Boston residents who found most other avenues to higher 
education closed. 

In 1975, growth was the impetus for a move to 424 Dudley Street, a former nursing 
home. This move permitted the expansion and strengthening of academic programs 
and student services. The College continued to grow, which precipitated another 
move in 1982 to the former site of Boston State College on Huntington Avenue. As 
the College continued to shift its service base to meet an expanding enrollment, the 
goal to establish a permanent home for Roxbury Community College in the heart of 
the communities it served, remained strong. 

With much anticipation, Roxbury Community College built its new home as the 
cornerstone of the Southwest Corridor in the Spring of 1988. This fifteen-acre 
campus includes a state-of-the-art Media Arts Building, Academic Building, 
Administration Building, Student Center, and the Reggie Lewis Track and 
Athletic Center. 

A global village, Roxbury Community College's multicultural and ethnically 
diverse student population has set it apart from other community colleges 
in the Commonwealth. Although most of our students are from Boston and 
surrounding communities, many come from all over the world: North America, 
Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the 
Caribbean. 

With renewed commitment, Roxbury Community College continues its legacy 
of providing educational opportunities for all who enter its doors. 



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verning Boards and Officers 



Board of Trustees 

Ms. Anita L. Crawford, Chair 

Mr. Steven Tompkins, Vice Chair 

Mr. John B. Cruz, III, Secretary/Clerk 

Ms. Roslyn Marshall, Treasurer 

Mr. Russell D. Aims 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown 

Ms. Janet Palmer Owens 

Mr. Stanley R. Wong 

Mr. Miguel Baquerizo, Student Trustee 



Roxbury Community College 
Foundation 

Ms. Sonia L. Alleyne, President 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark-Donald, Vice President 

Ms. Judith Kahalas, Secretary/Clerk 

Ex officio members: 

Ms. Anita L. Crawford 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, President 



Executive Staff 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 
President 

Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes 

Vice President, Academic Affairs 

Dr. Stephanie C. Janey 
Vice President, Enrollment 
Management and Student Affairs 

Mr. Chuks Okoli 

Vice President, Administration and 

Finance 

Mr. Patrick Jean- Louis 

Chief Information Technology Officer 

Mr. P. Paul Alexander 

Chief Human Resources Officer 



Marshals 

Chief College Marshal 

Dr. Barbara Melnick 

College Marshals 

Ms. Terry Fordham 
Ms. Theresa Russ 



Deans 

Dr. Gloria Cater 

Dean of Health Sciences 

Ms. Jenene Cook 

Dean of Academic Technology 

Mr. Charles Diggs 

Dean of Enrollment Management and 

Student Affairs 

Mr. Mark Garth 

Dean of Student Success 

Dr. Tala Khudairi 

Dean of Science, Technology, 

Engineering and Math 

Dr. Nancy Teel 

Dean of Liberal Arts and Professional 

Studies 

Mr. Michael Walker 

Dean of Institutional Research and 

Planning 



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£2ypecial Thanks to the 
Commencement Committee & Ushers 



Commencement Committee 

Ms. Carol Bliss-Furr, Co-chair 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark-Donald, Co-chair 

Ms. Nicole Chambers 

Mr. Thomas Galvin 

Ms. Shonda D. Green 

Mr. Kenneth Hall 

Mr. Steven Keyes 

Ms. Shirley Y. Leslie 

Mr. Keith McDermott 

Ms. Nicole McKoy 

Prof. Justin A. Petty 

Mr. Gib Pornkittichotcharoen 

Dr. Milton L. Samuels 

Dr. Barbara J. Savage 

Mr. Phuong Tang 



Ushers 

Ms. Gloria Castro 

Ms. Callie Daniels 
Ms. Crystal Goncalves 

Ms. Angela O'Neil 
Ms. Sherrel Stephens 
Ms. Darlene Thorpe 

Ms. Wanda Young 




Roxbury Community College 

1234 Columbus Avenue 

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 

Tel: (617) 427-0060