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Full text of "Roxbury Community College 27th Commencement"

Roxbury Community 
College 




27"* Commencement 
7 June 2002 

12:00 NOON 

Roxbury Community College 
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center 



Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing 

Lift ev'ry voice and sing 

Till earth and heaven ring, 

Ring v/ith 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 'til victory is won. 



James Weldon Johnson 
1871-1938 



PROGRAM 

Prelude 

Processional 

The audience is requested to remain seated during the processional for students and 
faculty. Music provided by Dr. John J. Weeks. 
Color Guard will post the colors. 

Invocation 

Reverend Dr. Michael Ellis 

Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing 

Nina Sequira. vocalist 

Greetings from the President 

Randolph W. Bronieiy. Ph.D., Interim President 

Greetings from the Alumni 

Cindy Walker, class of 1 988, Alumni President 

Student Address 

Sydonya E. Barker, Valedictorian 

Commencement Address 

Vonetta Flowers, Recipient of Gold Medal Winter Olympics 2002 

Presentation of the President's Awards for Distinguished Service 
Community Service Award 

Royal L. Boiling, Sr., Senator 

Academic Leadership Award 

Marcellette G. Williams, Interim Chancellor, University of Massachusetts 

President's Award Address 

Marcellette G. Williams, Interim Chancellor, University of Massachusetts 

Don't Give Up 

Nina Sequira, vocalist 

Conferring of Degrees and Certificates 

Authorization of tlie Board of Trustees 

Harry Sterling, Jr., Chair, Board of Trustees 

Introduction of Degree and Certificate Candidates 

Presided by Provost Janis W. Jones, Ed.D. 

Candidates for Associate of Arts degree introduced by Marshall Hughes, Associate Dean 
Candidates for Associate of Science degree introduced by Jane Aswell, Ph.D., Dean 
Candidates for Certificates with specification introduced by Walter Silva, Dean 

Conferring of Degrees and Certificates 

Randolph W. Bromer}', Ph.D., Interim President 

Presentation of Degrees and Certificates to the Students 

Harry Sterling. Jr., Chair, Board of Trustees 

Randolph W. Bromeiy, Ph.D.. Interim President 

Rudolph Jones, Ed.D., Dean and Acting Special Assistant to the President 

Eleanor Rollins, Dean 

President's Charge to Graduating Class of 2002 

Randolph W. Bromery, Ph.D., Interim President 

Benediction 

Reverend Dr. Michael Ellis 

Recessional 

Tlie 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 Field House. 



Commencement Speaker 
Vonetta Flowers 




Vonetta Flowers is the first African American to win a gold medal at the Winter 
Olympics. In the 2002 Winter Olympics, Flowers and her partner Jill Bakken became 
the first American women to win a gold medal in the bobsled competition. Their 
gold medal represents the first bobsled medal won by any American since 1948. 

Flowers is a twenty-eight-year-old track star who has been in the bobsled sport for 
slightly more than a year and had only two weeks of training on how to push a 
bobsled. After sliding down the Olympic course at a speed of 80 miles per hour, 
Vonetta Flowers, in the first women's bobsled competition in the Olympics, rose 
from a pre-Olympic second standing to the recipient of a gold medal. 

According to Flowers, "I am so blessed to be here, to win a gold medal for your 
country is simply awesome. Hopefully, this will encourage other African American 
boys and girls to give winter sports a try." After finishing twelfth in the long jump 
in the U.S. Olympic Trials, Flowers was persuaded to attend the bobsled tryouts 
and then decided to try-it-out. At that time the only thing she knew about the 
Winter Olympics was the movie Cool Running. 

Flowers is a three-time member of the United States Olympic Festival Team, winning 
the long jump in 1994 and the one-hundred-meter relay in 1995. She has qualified 
nine times in the USATF National Championships and ranked in the top ten in the 
nation three times for the long jump. Currently Ms. Flowers is Assistant Track 
coach at the University of Alabama. 



Presentation of President's Awards for Distinguished Service 
Community Service 
Royal L. BoUing, Sr. 




Early in the career of Senator Royal L. Boiling, Sr., he recognized the importance of 
providing educational opportunities for young people and in 1967 assisted the 
black faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to establish the 
Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black Students program (CCEBS). This 
program made it possible for thousands of African- American students to fulfill 
their dreams of graduating from college. Many of the CCEBS graduates were the 
first members in their family to receive a college degree. 

The Senator realized the importance of local community colleges. He recognized 
that there were community colleges in nearly every district except our community. 
Boiling wanted "Roxbury Community College to have a permanent first class site 
and not continue to be located in the various undesirable locations." 



Once he formulated the concept of Roxbury Community College, Senator Boiling 
led the fight to secure $250,000 in state funds for the development of a site. The 
early seed money provided the foundation and guaranteed future budget 
allocations. Roxbury Community College was readily endorsed by the legislatures, 
educators, community leaders, and the public-at-large. 

After nearly thirty years of public service to the community, Roxbury Community 
College is an established and respected institution of higher education. Senator 
Royal L. Boiling, Sr.'s dream has been realized, and his hard work has evolved into 
a higher education reality for this community. 



Presentation of President's Awards for Distinguished Service 
Academic Leadership 
Marcellette G. Williams 




Marcellette Williams is the Interim Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts 
Amherst. Williams has been described by her predecessor, David Scott, as a catalyst 
for change and growth. 

In addition. Dr. Williams' current research focuses on the study of the language of 
leadership; its metaphors and other dimensions of rhetoric; and its capacity to 
persuade, motivate, and renew. Dr. Williams, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate, has earned 
a B.A. with Highest Honor in Comparative Literature, an M.A. in English and 
Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University. 

Prior to leading the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Williams held a variety of 
administrative and academic positions at Michigan State University. For almost a 
decade she taught and consulted throughout Asia and Europe through Michigan 
State University's education overseas program. Williams has held major offices in 
professional associations including the National Council of Fellows of the American 
Council on Education. 



When asked by the Minuteman Newspaper what her greatest attribute was, she 
responded, "a love of learning and enabling others to learn for themselves." Dr. 
Williams recounts the time in Asia, as a period of self learning where she found the 
trips enabled her to see that we are more alike than different, with similar goals, and 
with the same dreams for our children and for ourselves. "It allowed me to learn 
about myself and especially about myself as part of the world." 



Degrees in Course 

Degrees are presented in the following order. 



Associate of Arts 

Maryam R. Abdul- Rahim 

Business Administration 

Zendai Abe 

General Concentration 

Lidya H. Abraha 
Mathematics 

Elizabeth Acosta 
General Concentj-ation 

Ola T. Adamson 

Biological Science 

Oluranti Adenike Adepoju 
Biological Science 

Christelle A. Ahyee 
General Concentration 

Prisca A. Ahyee 
General Concentration 

Lisa M. Archer 
General Concentration 

Sydonya E. Barker 
General Concentration 

Mahlet G. Bejiga 
Social Science 

Kimberly Bemice Benders 
General Concentration 

Ramon B. Bonifacio 
Biisijtess Administration 

Tanycha Enid Bonilla 

General Concenti-ation 

Valerie A. Carrington 
Business Administration 

Melissa Chang 
PreNursing 

Juan L. Colon 
Pre-Engineering 

Brodrick Egodogbere 
Pre-Engineering 

Tikeysha N. Ellis 
General Concentration 

Annette Estrada 
General Concentration 

Stanley FanFan 
Business Administration 

Ayodele O. Fashakin 
Business Administration 

Meaza H. Fisseha 
General Concentration 

Medhin Getachew Gebreamlak 
Pre-Engineering 



Almaz T. Gidey 
General Concentration 

Rosilia Gomez 
Biological Science 

Sixto Goncalves 
Physical Science 

Marilu Govani 
Biological Science 

Carey L. Harris, Jr. 
Social Science 

Roxann C. Harvey 
Social Science 

Jane I. Ibeanu 
Biological Science 

Dahalia N. Jackson 
General Concentration 

Cris John 
Social Science 

Titina Kim Johnson 
Business Administration 

Delourdes Joseph 
General Concentration 

Tshila Chantal Kanonga 
General Concentration 

Yalemzewd Kebede 
Biological Science 

Jean Claude T. Leonidas 
Business Administration 
General Concentration 

Olga Lev 

General Concentration 

Larry Gene Little 
Business Administration 

Ronald D. McCormick 
General Concentration 

Marvia Rosemarie McDonald-Dias 
PreNursing 

Salete S. Monteiro 
General Concentration 

Geraldine T. Naranjo 
General Concentration 

Dumazo N. Ngesina 
General Concentration 

Karla Nunez 

PreNursing 

Francis K. Nyante 
Social Science 

Francia H. Ortiz 
General Concentration 



Claudia J. Paredes 
Business Administration 

Caroline D. Phillips 
Business Administration 

Carl Edgard Pierre 
General Concentration 

Rose L. Plaisival 
PreNursing 

Galina Gennadyevna Putyatina 
General Concentration 

Diego Rodriguez 
Social Science 

Heidi G. Rubiera 
General Concentration 

Marcy M. Ruggiero 
General Concentration 

Lester M. Simmons 
Business Administration 

Krishawna M. Smith 
Social Science 

Norka I. Soto-Romero 
General Concentration 

Michelet Thenor 
Business Administration 

Melanie Marie Thomas 
General Concentration 

Gary Toussaint 
General Concentration 

Myrjana M. Toussaint 
General Concentration 

Nkechi A. Uchendu 
General Concentration 

Sonia S. Villaroel 
Business Administrationi 

Sahra A. Warfa 

Pre-Nursing 

Mika Watanabe 

Musical Arts 

Letisha Renee Williams 
General Concentration 

Marva V. Williams 
Biological Science 

Amani Brent Wilson 

Business Administration 

Michelle Wilson 

Pre-Nursing 

Christopher G. Womack 

Social Science 

Gloria L. Zapata 
General Concentration 



Associate of Science 

Frances A. Achuo 

Computer Information Systems 

Etta C. Aljoe-Fennell 

Nursing 

Arthur Almeda 
Accounting 

Roshni Armaday-Martin 
Office Administration 

Carmen Elisa Atehortua 

Nursing 

Madeleine Aubourg 
Computer Information Systems 

Oimia D. Autar 
Criminal Justice 

Vjollca Avrami 

Computer Information Systems 

Krishaunna A. Baptiste 
Criminal Justice 

Sheila H. Barbosa 

Early Childhood Education 

Claudia M. Bardales 
Computer Information Systems 

Jeanne Penney Barrett 
Early Childhood Education 

Rebecca Bekele 

Computer Information Systems 

Michael Benitez 
Business Management 

Eunice N. Bisong 

Computer Information Systems 

Unia Bizzle 

Early Childhood Education 

Steven Brigham 

Computer Information Systems 

Jeremi T. Browne 

Computer Information Systems 

Michelle Maria Burnett 
Business Management 

Valerie A. Carrington 
Business Management 

Karina Castillo 

Computer Information Systems 

John W. Chery 
Criminal Justice 

Nikenson Compte 

Computer Information Systems 

Samuel Comely 

Computer Information Systems 

Steve Donald Desmangles 

Nursing 

La Veme Lydia Dickson 

Nursing 



Antoine A.D. Dominique 
Accounting 

Natacha Dominique 
Nursing 

Loma Dunn-Folkes 
Nursing 

Juimene S. Exposito 

Nursing 

Gertrude Carol Eason 

Early Childhood Education 

Priscilla Epps 

Early Childhood Education 

Josefina J. Escolastico 
Microcomputer Applications 

Juimene S. Exposito 

Nursing 

Angeline Fleurilus 

Early Childhood Education 

Sonia Rosemarie Forbes 
Nursing 

Kelley Jean Freeman 

Nursing 

Mulu T. Gedlu 
Nursing 

Mahlet A. Gessese 
Computer Information Systems 

Roselia Gomez 

Early Childhood Education 

Sampierre E.V.C Gomez 
Accounting 

Maria Rosario Grajeda 
Accounting 

Yvonne B Gutierrez 

Nursing 

Elaine A. Henry 

Computer Information Systems 

Ingrid R. Henry 
Accounting 

Febe I. Herrera 

Early Childhood Education 

Dahalia N. Jackson 
Microcomputer Applications 

Erika Y. Jimenez 
Criminal Justice 

Clarence G. Johnson 
Accounting 

Damien K. Johnson 

Business Management 

Bruce E. Jordan 

Computer Information Systems 

Abner Joseph 
Accounting 



Alexander Kamenetsky 

Nursing 

Edward D. Katongole 
Microcomputer Applications 

Ping T. Lai 

Computer Information Systems 

On Nai Lai 

Early Childhood Education 

Laurie Lamy 
Criminal Justice 

Jose Luis Laureano 
Accounting 

Linda L. Lee 

Business Management 

Andrae Alneal Lewis 
Nursing 

Yathar Li 
Accounting 

Florence Lindor 

Early Childhood Education 

Yvette Long 
Nursing 

Mirlande Lovinsky 
Computer Information Systems 

Sean Lament Mack 
Criminal Justice 

Jeanne Malachie 

Nursing 

Aida J. Marcalle 
Microcomputer Applications 

Veronice Marroquin 
Nursing 

Jessica Martinez 

Early Childhood Education 

Leonora Denise McLaren 
Early Childhood Education 

Maryam Mirza 

Computer Information Systems 

Tshilanda S. Mukala 

Nursing 

Elewechi Diana Ndukwe 
Computer Information Systems 

Betelihem Mekonnen Nega 
Computer Information Systems 

Denise Jean Nevins 
Nursing 

Kate Thi Ngo 

Office Administration 

Rona Nicholas 

Nursing 

Omotolani K. Orekoya 

Computer Information Systems 



Rekiatu Osiebo 

Computer Information Systems 

Charity C. Owoh 
Nursing 

Eridania Julissa Peralta 
Business Administration 

Lee Ernest Ferryman III 
Early Childhood Education 

Jean P. Pierre 

Computer Information Systems 

Marie Marthe Pierre 
Nursing 

Maria Ivette Pizarro 
Business Management 

Blanca Delmy Quinones 

Nursing 

Brhanu K. Redda 

Computer Information Systems 

Drupawattie Rekha 
Office Administration 

Ana I. Rosado 
Office Administration 

Monique M. Roumo 
Early Childhood Education 

Carline Saint-Leger 

Nursing 

Portia E. Saltibus 
Nursing 

Yatta Rose Samah 

Computer Information Systems 

Zikarra J. Sampson 
Microcomputer Applications 

Vivian Sheffield 

Early Childhood Education 

Rubin Sindor 

Nursing 

Wanda Rochelle Stokes 

Nursing 

Fikru G. Tache 

Computer Information Systems 

Tadelech A. Taddele 
Computer Information Systems 

Nelys M. Tejeda 
Office Administration 

Marie Ketty Thebaud 
Early Childhood Education 

Judith Latitia Thomas 
OJfice Administration 

Kalda R. Thomas 

Early Childhood Education 

Eddie L. Thompson, Jr. 
Business Management 



Sherley Valcourt 
Nursing 

Ana B. Valdez 

Early Childhood Education 

Lyndon H. Vincent 
Accounting 

Muriel L Walinjom 

Computer Information Systems 

Letha Wilson 

Nursing 

Nikia N. Wilson 
Criminal Justice 

Netsanet Bekele Woldesenbet 
Computer Information Systems 

Certificate with Specification 

Mark G. Aborjaily 

Computer Information Systems 

Virginia Adamson 
Practical Nursing 

Arthur Almeda 
Bookkeeping 

Myriam Bazelais 
Practical Nursing 

Rolande Berlus 
Practical Nursing 

Jessica Bonilla 
Word Processing 

Guerline Claude 
Practical Nursing 

Juan L. Colon 

Pre-Engineering 

Micol L. Core 
Microcomputer Applications 

Margarette Francois 
Bookkeeping 

Bradley C. Garber 
Word Processing 

Marie D. Gautier 
Word Processing 

Fatou Gueye 
Office Technology 

Natalya Kasymova 
Paralegal Studies 

John B. Kawere 

Computer Network Administration 

Pamaletha Lewis 
Practical Nursing 

Yvette Long 
Practical Nursing 

Samira Madani 
Bookkeeping 



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Aida J. Marcalle 
Bookkeeping 

Leslie E. Moorer 
Paralegal 
Guylene Muzac 
Practical Nursing 

Stanley C. Njoku 
Practical Nursing 

Denisia N. Parisienne-Quashie 
Practical Nursing 

Marie C. Pauyo 
Practical Nursing 

Awilda C. Pena 

Computer Information Systems 

Drupawattie Rekha 
Word Processing 

Lisa Thomas 

Practical Nursing 

Angela M. Whitfield 
Allied Health 

Cherrell Wilson 
Allied Health 



The Registrar ofRoxbury Community College maintains the official list of all 
graduates. This program is for ceremonial purposes. 



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Scholarships, Awards, and Honors 

All American Scholar Award 

This award is made by the National Achievement Academy for excellence in scholastic 
achievement. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average and be accepted into the National 
Honor Society. Two percent of all students in higher education achieve this status. 
Olatunbosun Adamson, Patricia Cadet, Geraldine T. Naranjo, Elewechi D. Ndukwe, 
Nkechi A. Uchendu 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, IncTPsi Omega Chapter Award 

This award is given to an outstanding multicultural female graduate who is transferring to a 
four-year institution. 
Sheila H. Barbosa 

Boston University Scholarship 

This program offers high-achieving students financial support for the first two years of their 
education at Boston University. Scholarships can cover all tuition, fees, and provide a 
stipend for books and supplies. 
Mahlet Beiisa, Yalemzewd Kebede 



Claudia J. Tucker Award 

This award is given aimually to an outstanding Roxbury Community College transfer stu- 
dent in honor of the mother of Roxbury Coimnunity College's Professor Royal C. Tucker. 
Nkechi Uchendu 

Alise Rostan Dowling Scholarship 

Given in the memory of the mother of Roxbury Conmiunity College's Vice President of 
Administration, Dr. Nadine Dowling, this award of $500 is presented to an outstanding 
nursing student. The award is based on recommendations fi-om faculty, service to the college, 
financial need, and the student's quality point average. 
Raquel Amoldoni 

Elizabeth "Betty" Johnson Award 

Given annually in memory of one of the original members of Roxbury Community College's 
Board of Trustees, the "Betty" Johnson Award is presented to the graduating student who 
has earned the highest cumulative grade point average and a minimum of fifty credits at 
Roxbury Community College. 
Sydonya Barker 

Foster Furcolo Scholarship 

This scholarship honors former Governor Foster Furcolo, who played a major role in 
creating public community colleges in Massachusetts. Each community college, nominates 
one graduate whose grade point average is at least 3.5. The scholarship covers tuition and 
most fees at University of Massachusetts, Boston. 
Geraldine Naranjo 

Francina E. Copeland Gelzer Endowed Scholarship 

Given in the name of a lifelong resident of the greater Roxbury community with a strong 
commitment to education, this award is presented to a Roxbury Community College student 
on the basis of outstanding scholastic achievement. The recipient is an Afiican- American 
graduate who has maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and who has been 
accepted into a four-year college degree program. 
Letisha Williams 

James H. Caesar Endowed Scholarship 

In 1986, a Roxbury resident established this scholarship to honor the opportunities this 
country and community had given him. In selecting the recipient, preference is given to 
graduating students who have attended the Cooper Community Center of Roxbury or the 
Roxbury Boys and Girls Club. If this criterion does not apply, the scholarship may be 
awarded to a talented Roxbury Community College student from the Roxbury community. 
Valerie Canington 



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Letitia Garafalo Endowed Scholarship 

Established by a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, who used her knowledge of languages to 
live and work in communities around the world, this endowed memorial scholarship is 
presented to a Roxbury Community College graduate on the basis of academic merit and 
financial need. 
lysha King 

Northeastern University Scholarship 

This program offers high-achieving students $10,000 per year at Northeastern University. 
Scholarships can cover all tuition, fees, and provide a stipend for books and supplies. 
Ingrid Beckles, Valerie Canington. Meaza Fisseha, Bekele Merene 

Sapers Family Opportunity Awards 

This award is presented to no more than ten Roxbury Community College graduates who 
transfer to four-year colleges in pursuit of baccalaureate degrees. This special "50-50" 
award consists of both a scholarship and a low-interest loan. The award is made available 
through the generosity of the William R. Sapers family of Boston. 
Olatunbosun Adamson, Oluranti Adepoju, Ingrid Beckles, Brodrick Egodogbere, 
Ayodele Fashakin, Jay P. Joshi, Marvia McDonald, Rekiatu Osiebo, Mavis Sanusi, 
Lyndon Vincent 

Therese Dutile Giles Award 

Given annually by the Giles family in memory of their mother, this award is presented to a 
student who, having mastered a new language in the English for Speakers of Other Languages 
Department, is now graduating with an associate degree and has provided service to the 
Roxbury Community College community. 

Netsanet Woldesenbet 

University Scholars 

This program provides academically outstanding students with up to $6,000 each year 
toward the cost of their education at the University of Massachusetts. Massachusetts 
community college presidents nominate the top academically ranked student who has eamed 
a transfer designated associate degree. 

Jessica Martinez, University of Massachusetts Boston; Sydonya Barker, University of 
Massachusetts Boston 



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Roxbury Community College 

Years of dreaming and planning came to life in 1 973, when Roxbury Commu- 
nity College opened its doors in the Grove Hall area of Roxbury. Despite 
less than perfect 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, 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 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 serves, remained strong. 

With much anticipation, Roxbury Community College built its new home as the 
cornerstone of the Southwest Corridor in the Spring of 1978. This fifteen acre 
campus includes a state-of-the-art Media Arts Building, Academic Building, Ad- 
ministration Building, Student Center, and the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic 
Center. In addition to the Columbus Avenue site, Roxbury Community College has 
an additional campus at 989 Commonwealth Avenue. 

A global village, Roxbury Community College's multicultural and ethnically diverse 
student population has set it apart from other community colleges in the Common- 
wealth. Although most of our students are from Boston and surrounding communi- 
ties, many come from all comers of the world including: North America, Central 
America, South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. International 
students also hail from Brazil, China, Trinidad, Peru, Barbados, Nigeria, Haiti, and 
Jamaica. 

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



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GOVERNING 
BOARDS 

& OFFICERS 
OF 

ROXBURY 

COMMUNITY 

COLLEGE 

Board of Trustees 

Harry Sterling, Jr., Chair 

J. Keith Motley, Ph.D., Vice Chair 

Alberto Calvo, Secretary 

S. Allen Counter, Ph.D. 

Ruth E. Fitch, Esquire 

Michael J. Hoyle, Ph.D. 

Jacquelyne Payne-Thompson 

Perils Ryans, Jr. 

Marva V. Williams, Student Trustee 

Wendell N. Johnson 

Randolph W. Bromery, Ph.D., Interim 

President, ex officio 

Senior Officers 

Randolph W. Bromery, Ph.D. 
Interim President 

Janis W. Jones, Ed.D. 
Provost 

Nadine Bowling, Ed.D. 

Vice President of Administration 

William P. Fenstemacher, Ph.D. 
Interim Vice President of Finance 

Roxbury Community College 
Foundation 

Robert A. Williams, President 

William R. Sapers, Vice President 

Sharif Abdal-Khallaq, Clerk 

Richard M. Lee, Treasurer 

Keith Castle 

Walter C Carrington 

Marcy Gefter-Lemberg 

Donna Harris-Lewis 

Michael James 

Sylvia A. McDowell 

Marva F. Nathan 

Joan Resnikoff 

Thomas M. Simmons 

Robert Sperber 

Thomas Pencil, Director 



Commencement 
Committee 

Janis W. Jones, Provost, ex officio 

Carol Bliss-Furr, co-chair 

Elizabeth Clark, co-chair 

Valerie A. Abrahams en 

Ivette Arias 

Kenneth Hall 

Marshall Hughes 

Anthony Jacobs 

Yalemzewd Kebede 

Keith McDermott 

Edmond Moussally 

Julie Pelletier-Rutkowski 

Justin Petty 

William Polk 

Arthur G. Shaw 

George West 

Doris Woods 



Marshals 

Chief College Marshal 

Georgia Weetman 

Associate Marshals 

David Becker 
Ruth Keifson-Roberts 
Chiso Okafor-Ndukwe 
Maureen Marcklinger 
Veronica McComick 



Commencement Sponsors 

The Gillette Company 

John Hancock Financial Service 

Westnet 

Boston Marriott, Copley Place 

RCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore 



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