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Full text of "Roxbury Community College 35th Annual Commencement"

RoxBURY Community College 








Friday, May 21, 2010 
One O'clock P.M. 



Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center 



The National Anthem 

Oh, say can you see b}i 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 rocket's 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 ^^et wave 

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

Francis Scott Key 
1779 ' 1843 



Lift Ev^y Voice and Sing 

Lift ev'ry voice and sing 

Til 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 'til victory is won. 

James Weldon Johnson 

1871 - 1938 







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Prelude 

Processional 

TKe audience is requested to remain seated during the processional for students and 
faculty. Music provided b^i Dr. John Weeks. 
Grafton Joh Corps Color Guard will post the colors. 

National Anthem 

Ms. Deanna DellaCioppa, Soloist 

Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing 

Led b}i Mr. Alonzo Harris 

Students' Greetings from Around the World 

Greetings From the President 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 

Greetings From the Cotnmissioner of the Massachusetts Department 
of Higher Education 

Dr. Charles F. Desmond, Chairman of Massachusetts Board of Higher Education 

Greetings From the Alumni 

Ms. Mayra Welsh., President of RCC Alumni 

Musical Selection 

Ms. Deanna DellaCioppa, Soloist 

Introduction of Community Service Recipient 

Dr. Alane K. Shanks, Vice President of Administration and Finance 

Community Service Award 

Ms. Beverly A. Morgan-Welch, Executive Director of Museum of African American 
History 

Introduction of the Valedictorian 

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

Valedictorian 

Ms. Ihsan A. Mohamed 

Introduction of the Salutatorian 

Ms. Georgeann Jenkins, Interim Dean of Health Sciences 

Salutatorian 

Mr. Paul Russo 

Introduction of the Commencement Speaker 

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




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Commencement Address 

The Honorable Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton 

Musical Selection 

Ms. Deanna DellaCioppa, Soloist 

Conferring of Degrees and Certificates 

Authorization of the Board of Trustees 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, 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, Liberal Arts introduces Candidates for Associate of Arts 

Degree 

Dr. Tala Khudairi, Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math introduces 

Candidates for Associate of Science Degree 

Dr. Jose Alicea, Dean, Information Systems Technology introduces Candidates for 

Certificates with specification 

Presentation of Degrees and Certificates to the Students 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, 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 2010 

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. 






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Dr, Terrence A. Gomes 

Today is a landmark in the chosen path for your 
Uves. 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, lies 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 2010. 1 wish each of you the 
very best and much success in the future. 

Sincerely, 




Dr. Terrence A. Gome/ 
President 




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The Honorable Setti Warren, Mayor ofl^evuton 



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Mayor Setti Warren was born and raised in Newton 
where he attended Bigelow Junior High and Newton 
North High School. He first became involved in 
public service when, as a freshman, he was elected class 
president — a post he held for all four years. As a junior at 
Newton North, Warren was asked by Mayor Ted Mann 
to bring racial and ethnic harmony to the school after 
a clash between rival groups. In 1997, he received the 
Human Rights Award and, subsequently, had December 
17 declared "Setti Warren Day" by Newton Mayor 
Thomas Concannon in recognition of his outstanding work as Vice-Chair of 
the City of Newton's Foundation for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Equality. 

Mayor Warren was a founding member of Newton's Community Preservation 
Committee in 2002 and served as its spokesperson. During his tenure, more 
than $9 million in state funding was used to build affordable housing and 
preserve open spaces like Christina Street and Angino Community Farm. 

Mayor Warren chose to attend Boston College where, as a sophomore, he 
became the second African American to be elected student body president in 
the College's history. After graduating from Boston College, Warren began 
an extensive career in public service: 

He began his career as a Special Assistant in the White House Office of Cabinet 
Affairs for President Clinton. He later was appointed the New England Director 
of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he worked 
closely with local mayors, members of Congress and governors to administer 
vital and effective FEMA programs and deliver resources to cities and towns 
throughout New England. More recently, he worked as Deputy State Director 
for Senator Kerry, working with local businesses and bringing federal assistance 
for economic development to cities and towns across the Commonwealth. 

Prior to running for Mayor, he completed a year-long tour of duty in Iraq as a 
Naval Intelligence Specialist. 

Setti Warren was elected Mayor of Newton on November 3, 2009. He is the 
first popularly elected black Mayor of Massachusetts. 






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Beverly A. Morgan-Welch, Executive Director of Museum of African 

American History 

Beverly A. Morgan-Welch serves as the chief executive 
of the oldest and most visible African American history 
museum in New England located on Boston's Beacon 
Hill and on Nantucket. With four historic sites and 
collections that preserve the powerful past of African 
Americans, the museum provides Black Heritage 
Trail® tours, exhibits, and educational programs that 
illuminate a liberating American History. 

Under her leadership, the Museum of African 
American History has become a nationally recognized institution increasing 
its scholarship and collections. In 2006, Beverly launched a 200th Anniversary 
Campaign to restore and celebrate the African Meeting House in Boston 
during its bicentennial. The Campaign also raised funds for other capital 
projects including the purchase of the Seneca Boston-Florence Higginbotham 
House (c 1774) on Nantucket and a building to create an Education and 
Technology Center in Boston. 

Beverly has served as the Executive Director of the Greater Hartford Arts 
Council, Director of Development at the Wadsworth Atheneum, and 
Assistant Dean of Admission at Amherst College. She was also the Manager of 
Community Relations at Raytheon, a member of the Board of Directors of the 
Bank of Hartford, and Secretary of the Connecticut Mutual Life Foundation 
serving the company's Corporate Social Responsibility Department. Beverly 
was Co-Chairperson of the Inauguration of Governor Deval Patrick and raised 
funds for the Bishop Desmond Tutu Southern African Refugee Scholarship 
Fund. 

Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston History 
and Innovation Collaborative, and a Member of the Antiquarian Society, the 
Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. 

A graduate of Smith College with a major in Theatre and Speech, Beverly 
Morgan-Welch resides in Andover, Massachusetts with her daughter, 
Alexandra. 



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Deanna DellaCioppa 



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HER story.. .Most people in the music industry would 
list winning a GRAMMY as a #1 accomplishment, 
but ask Deanna DellaCioppa and she would say, 
"I could die tomorrow and feel accomplished. I 
sang "Ribbon In The Sky" at Boston's The Wang 
Center in front of a crowd of thousands while Stevie 
Wonder accompanied me on piano... and to boot I 
got a standing 'C! A GRAMMY would be great and 
I aspire to that, but I don't know what else could 
trump that night with Stevie!" Deanna has WOW 
written all over her! 



At age 17, while taking a break from a vocal session, Deanna was putting 
quarters into her parking meter and singing aloud. It was at that moment 
that her Hollywood story began when a staff member at the esteemed Berklee 
College of Music heard her voice and discovered Deanna. Impressed by her 
singing abilities, she was placed into the prestigious college's five-week extensive 
Summer Performance Program. By the end of it, Deanna had wowed the 
institution into giving her a full tuition scholarship to study. Emerging with 
a BA in Music Business and Management and her first tastes of Film &l TV 
placements as a songwriter, Deanna moved to NYC in 1996 to pursue her 
career. In 2008, Deanna set her sights on Los Angeles and the rest is star- 
studded history! 

Deanna had the honor of performing with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Yolanda 
Adams, Cece Winans, Crystal Waters, Joan Osborne, The Chieftains, Martha 
Wash, Ann Nesby, Angelo <Sl Veronica, War, Average White Band, Sweet 
Sensation, Steve Smith of Journey, and Lisa Page of Witness, to name a few! 
She has also been invited to sing for Patti Labelle, Oleta Adams, Terri Lynne 
Carrington, Armand Zildjian, Horace Silver, Arif Mardin, Alan Silvestri, Alan 
& Marilyn Bergman, and Pat Metheny. 

Deanna was selected to attend the prestigious American Society of Composers, 
Authors and Publishers East Coast Extended Songwriting Workshop (NY), 
The Lester Sills Songwriting Workshop (LA), and the BMI Foundation 
Contemporary Professional Songwriting Workshop. 

Deanna continues to write and collaborate on album projects with such star 
as the Black-Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, and Alicia Keys. 






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Degrees in Course 

Degrees are presented in the following order. 



MoHAMED Abdulqadir Abdullahi Willeen a. Capehart 
?Wi>\CAL Science Liberal Arts 

MoHAMED Abdulqadir Abdullahi Cindy Castillo 



Pre-Eng/neer/ng 

KoDjE Agblekpe 
Health Careers 

Endurance Nkechi Alamba 
Health Careers 



ISHASEMNAY M. AlLEN 

Liberal Arts 

Paris John Amado 
Liberal Arts 



Assumpta N. Amu©§ 
Liberal Arts 




J Venice D. Belayo 
3 Health Careers 

Kiel Ran ay Banks 
Liberal Arts 



Catherine S. Beauvais 
Social Science | 

Jennifer Marie Beniquez 
Health CareeiS 



Natalya RaSchi 
Liberal Arts 



Chanelalise Bethea 
Business Administration 

Levi Boakye Boateng 
Business Administration 

Aminata Bojang 
Health Careers 

Stephanie R. Brown 
Health Careers 

Rachelle Burwell 
Liberal Arts 

Magalie Cadet 
^^ Liberal Arts 

Maxine Cadogan 
Liberal Arts 




Liberal Arts 

Wakisha C. Charley 
English 

Steven D. Comma :«^ 
Business Administration 7 



GuERDA Conserves^, 
Health jQareers 



Frankie Adell Cook 
Biological Science ,? 

MS. Frankie Adell,Cook 
Health Careers ■ 



Alexandre Cortoian 
Liberal Arts , 




Ramona L. Cropper 
Social Science 

GORDONL\ T. CuNDIFp- 

Social Science ,,«4^ 



Naralis De Jesus 
Liberal Ai?ts 

Daniel Roberto De Pina 

Business Administration 



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Daniel Roberto De Pina' 
Social Science 

Nahomie Derival 
Business Administration 

Francis Dieujuste 
Health Careers 

Francis Dieujuste 
Liberal Arts 

Francis Dieujuste 
Social Science 

Patricia Dieujuste 
Biological Science 



Jozell Marie Dominique 
Liberal Arts 

Gregory Dorce 
Liberal Arts 

Martine Dorlean 
Biological Science 

Martine Dorlean 
Health Careers 



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Martine Dorlean 
Liberal Arts 

SuzE Dorlean 
Biological Science 

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Biological Science 

Leila HASSA^^Iiif * 
Biological Scienc^I 

Leila Hassan Elmi |* 
Health Careers 1 1 



Ralph Ed Enayo S|. 
Business Administration 

*:Mireille Eugeni 
Health Career 

Martinette Caroline Evans 
^'Health Careers 



IjleNNlfER N. EzEH-ObILA 

Health Careers 

Scheena M. Farmer 
Social Science 

Heather Feinberg ** 
Liberal Arts 

Brittany J. Fernandes 
Broadcast Media Technology 

Maria Figueroa Flores 
Health Careers 

Carol E. Foreman 
Biological Science 

Chris R. Foster Jones ** 
Broadcast Media Technology 



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BioLOG/CAL Science 

Fedny Francois 
Liberal Arts 

Ines Maria Gaines *** 
Liberal Arts 



NiA Emani Howard 
Social Science 

Kevin D. Howard-Lee 
Liberal Arts 

Wydonl\ (Hudson) Jean-Louis 
Liberal Arts 



Jasmine Laguerre ** 
Biological Science 

Anne Gessy Laguerre 
Health Careers 

Jhanoy Laing 
Business Administration 



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Andrew David Iraheta 
Liberal Arts 



Muoi Lam 
Health Careers 



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Jamila D. Gilll^m *' ** 

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Asuquo E. Ituen 
LiBEiiAL Arts 



Nicolas S. Laurent 
Liberal Arts 



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Patricl\ Ann Gilmore 
Biological Science ^ 

Michael A. Graham 
Broadcast Media Technology 



Claudette E. Iw-Brown 

Health Careers 
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Jade M. James 
Liberal Arts 



yvrose loiseau 
Health Careers 

Eliezer Lorenzo 
Health Careers 



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Arts and Humanities 

Nolisha Trinice%]S|cMillan 
Health Caree:§|;^ | ,/ 

Nolisha Tru^JiCes McMillan 
Liberal Arts*;::::.:,,,.:.? 



Alita V. Griffin 
Liberal Art|: 



Marie-Clairmina C Jean 
Health Careers 

Stephanl\ Jean-Baptiste 
Liberal Arts 

Stephania Jean-Baptiste 
Social Science 

Farah J. Jean-Louis 
Liberal Arts 



Emily Elaine Loska 
Liberal Arts 

Herlande Louis 
Health Careers 

Tawana Mack 
Social Science 

Rhonda Mastin 
Health Caeeers 



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Jean Raynold GusTAvik 
Business Administration % 

Katser a. Harbi *' 
Health Careers 



Boromain Jeanty 
Liberal Arts 

Susan M. Joy 
Liberal Arts 



, 'Rhonda M. McElroy 
SocLu Science /> 



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Deneen F. Mclean 



Broadcast Media Technology 



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Katser A. Harbi 
Biological Science 

Jerina B. Watts-Harris 
Health Careers 



Gregory Juste ' '' *'"" '''^^'^""'\ , 
Broadcast Medi^ Techn'olQGy 

Olufunke Khadija Kareem 
Health Careers 



Roman Me]l\ ** 
Pre-Engineering 

Ednard Micelin 
Liberal Arts 



Carolyn Joy Henderson 
Liberal Arts 

Rafael Hernandez, Jr. 
Liberal Arts 

Yolanda Hernandez 
Biological 'SiCiEi^CE 

Keyauna Lennette Hoffman 
Biological Science 



Nilenskie Kavanagh 
We^jliw Careers 

Alexandria D. King 
Liberal Arts 

Louseny Kromah 
Health Careers 

Kromah, Hassan, Sanicee 
Business Administration 



Malaka S. Mims 
Liberal Arts 

Levi A. Mollineau 
Biological Science 

Lisa Eloisa Moniz ** 

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Debra Morales 
Liberal Arts 



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Business Administration 

John A. Murphy III * 
Business Administration 

Jacklyn Nicolas 
Business Management 

Christopher O. Nzenwa ** 
Health Careers 

Briak Ong 
Liberal Arts 



Rhode Louis Orisma 
Health Careers 



Rhode Louis Orisma • 
Liberal Arts 

Melody LiNN^'CbpELii^D 

Pearson 

Business Administration ,r 

CyNTHL\ D! PERg^-ftJIS 

Liberal Arts 




Tasha E. Petit 
Health Careers » 

Leah Alexandrl\ Phillips 
Liberal Arts % 



Ruth Pierre % 
Liberal Arts 



Andrea Placeres **' 
Liberal Arts 

Jason T. Potter 
Liberal Arts 

Glenda Ramos 
Liberal Arts 



CONCEICAO RoDRIGUES 

Biological Science 

Engels Emmanuel Rodriguez 

Ramirez 

Business Administration 

Marcus A. Rogers 
Business Adm(n/strat/on 

Rodolfo Rosario 
Business Administration 






Chrissanta Rudder 
f'ijBERAL Arts 



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'Liberal Arts 



Marilyn Sanchez 
Liberal Arts 

Veronica Santa RiVipRA 
Biological Sqence''^ 




Veronica Santa Rivera 
Liberal Arts 

IMalyun'SharifIbrahim. 
Social Science 



Al-Husain Sherifivs 
Business Administration 

BiNIYAM M SiSSAY 

Broadcast Media Technology 



Crystal C. V. D. St, Hill 
Biological Science 




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Business Administration 



JUSTINA E. UdOAKANG 

Health Careers 

Ebere M. Udoji 
Health Careers 

Elizete Marl\ Varela 
Business Administration 

Elizete MARL^ Varela 
Liberal Arts 

Waka Nebiyu Mamo 
Biological Science 

■UvASL^ Weaver 
Business: Administration 

Kathleen E. Wellington 
Biological Science 



Christine Nakabirye 

WiLKERSON 

Health Careers \ 



Edward James Willis 
Health Careers 



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Willis G. Zapata ' 
Business Administration 

Yang Zhang ? 
Pre-Engineering 

GuEmE F. Zizi 
Biological Science 

ERLiE F. Zizi 
Liberal Arts 



SoPHL\ Tackie 
Health Careers 



Alpha Bethanl\ Recio ** 
Health Careers 



Ramon Alfredo Turbides Goris 
Liberal Arts 



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Criminal Justice 






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Early Childhood Education 



Jaque' Shantell Cobb 
Early Childhood Education 



Jose M. Fuentes 

Computer Information Systems 




^■<>,^^ Latasha Lataysl\ Anderson- 

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^^^ Adolfo a Andrade 

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Naima Mirl\m Banouni*** 
^^^ Biotechnology 

^'sF^^f Julissa E. Batres-Barahona 

%/^ Mehader Bekele 

Radiologic Technolocjy 



Shantee F. Bender 
,rV« Office Administration 

1^ AsiaMonet Benson 
Criminal Justice 

NiKEYA S. Berry 
Criminal Justice 

Hirut, Beyene a 
Radiologic Technology 



Jeffrey A. Booker 
Criminal Justice 

RiCARDO Borgos 
Nursing 

Tracey Antoinette Boyd 
Early Childhood Education 

Elizabeth Rose Brogan 
Nursing 

Lydl\ E. Burgos 

Early Childhood Education 

Thomas Gerard Cadogan 
Radiologic Technology 

Linda C. Cirino 

Early Childhood Education 

Jessica Clarke 

Early Childhood Education 




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Criminal Justice 

Larry Cosom 
Business Management 

Willlam Joseph Cuddyer 
Nursing 

Fitzhugh L. Cumberbatch 
Radiologic Technology 

DioNA L. Darden 

Early Childhood Education 

Teresa S. Daveiga 
Criminal Justice 

CrISTIANO a. De PlNA 

Criminal Justice 

Maria D. Depina 
Criminal Justice 

Mark Eric Digby*** 
Radiologic Technology 

NeLI DlMirROVA 

Nursing 

Marlene Dure 

Early Childhood Education 

Rachel Edwards 

NUR.SINC5 

Ilda a. Ferna>3des-Depina 
Criminal Justice 

Vanessa Marine Fernandes 
Nursing 

Incia D. Fisher 
Criminal Justice 

Jennifer Newland-Forbes 
Radiologic Technology 

Linda Forestale 

Early Childhood Education 



Jean Baptiste Gilles 
Business Management 

Colin Gerard Harvey 
Business Management 

Stephen L. Hatch*** 
Nursing 

Jacquelyn Ann Heard 
Nursing 

Michael G.'Hechavarrl\ 
Criminal Justice 

Michael Ndubuisi Ibekwe 
Radiologic Technology 

NosAYABA Esther Izedonmwen 
Nursing 

Jean Pierre Franceska Marie 
Early Childhood Education 

Gilbert Jean-Baptiste 
Business Management 

Alain Jean-Louis 
Nursing 

Nl\ Carol Monique Jenkins 
Accounting 

KiMBERLY Avis Johnson 
Criminal Justice 

Joyce Wanjiru Kamau 
Nursing 

Eliot Y.Kim*** 
Radiologic Technology 

Kendra Nicole King 
Early Childhood Education 

LouiSANA King 
Nursing 

Jennifer Lyn La Chapelle 
Nursing 



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Jean Frantz LeBeau 
Criminal Justjce 

Collin Lestrade*** 
Accounting 

Harold Alfonzo Licon Jr. 

Nl^rs/ng 

DjENNY LoBO-DeLANEY 

Nursing 



Katherine R. Lorenzo 

NURS/NG 




Daniel Joseph Neidorf 

NURS/NG 

Keitha Taquana Nicholas 
Nursing 

NjOKU Judith Akunna 

NURS/NG 



Jull^nne Nunes™ 





ikvoNNE M. Orti 
/MJNAL Justice 



Kristina Linnay Parked 
Criminal Justice 



ErIndira Pena ■* : 

Early Childhood Edugatjom 



Juan Jose Ramirez Zamia 
Criminal Justice 



Shawn James Reed 
CriminaiJ^ustice 



Qlovis T. Ribeiro 
Web Technologies 

Rocio Rizzo 

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Rakiatv O. Sesay 
Nursing 

Brandi Nicole Silva** 
Accounting 

Elizabeth M. Smith 
Criminal Justice 

Shirley St. Aubin 
Biotechnology 

I Niggle N. Stallings-Pereira 
Criminal Justice 

^'Sharon R; ^xa:yer 

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Virginia 'L. SfEtiiNG 
Business AIanagement 



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Haimssah L.ArSVi3i,^sTER 

Nursing 



GiNA Marie Rodrigues 
Nursing 



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JoHANE Taylor' 
Accounting; /^ 



Myrlande Thomas Lormil 
Radiologic Technology 



PaulIMe'Thuranira 

Nursing 



MONIQUE TolBERT 

Crimjnal JusrncE 



Tonetta R. Rogers 

Lx Chjldhood Education 

Deanna Nicole RuD0LPi|j8^ss««s**^ 
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Paul Russo*** 
Radiologic Technology 

Keren S. Sanchez Garcl\ 
Early Childhood Education 

Wilberto Jr. Sanjurjo 
Microcomputer Applications 

Maher S. Senatus** 
Criminal Justice 



Niurka Elizabeth Toledo 
E4RLY Childhood Education 




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Biotechnology 

EsTENEL Veillard 
Criminal Justice 

Emma Wanyoike 
Nursing 






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Arome Gambo Adegbe: 
Pratical Nursing < - 

Haidy Pena 

Medical Office Specialist 

Naima Miriam Banouni*** 
Biotechnology Certificate 

Karlai Holden Brooks 
Medical Office Specialist 

Lizbeth Calderon 
Medical Office Specialist 

Amanda M. Chin*** \ 
Medical Office SpEciALikr 



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Sherdon Malhai Ffrench 
Pratical Nursing 

Sharon Foster 
Medical Office Specl^list 



Isela Catalina Wellington 
Nursing 

Mareese M. Wideman** 
Radiologic Technology 

Lynette Monica Williams 
Early Childhood Education 



Shelley Willl\ms 
Nursing 

Connie Kit-Ching Wu* 
Accounting 






Elizabeth W. Gacau 
Pratical Nursing 

Michael A. Graham 
Broadcast Media Technology 

Hope C. Guyton 
Pratical Nursing 

Widlyne Cetoute-Jeune 
Pratical Nursing 

Farhat U. Khan 
Pratical Nursing 

Nicolas S. Laurent 
Paralegal Studies 

LoREN B. Lewis-Peters 
Broadcast Media Technology 

Brooke Tyree Lynch*** 
Computer Information Systems 

Melissa Mahiouz 
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Computer Information Systems 

Lee Ronald Perry 
Medical Office Specialist 

Juanita a. Richards 
Medical Office Specialist 

Regine Rousseau 
Medical Office Specl^ist 

Paula Silveira 
Medical Office Specl^ist 

Edna Smallwood 
Medical Ovvice Specialist 

Khalil Dotoum Sogoba 
Pratical Nursing 

Maureen Angela Thompson 
Medical Office Specialist 

Arelys Suranny Vasquez 
Medical Office Specialist 



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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc./Psi Omega Chapter Award 

This award is given to an outstanding multicultural female graduate who is 
transferring to a four-year institution. 
Alexandr/a K/ng 
LOREN Le'^x^Veyer'^ 

Church of the Holy Spirit Scholarship (New) 

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Church of 
the Holy Spirit in Mattapan. This $200 scholarship is awarded each spring 
to a deserving full- or part-time student in good academic standing and who 
currently resides in Mattapan, MA, Xhe Recipient of this„ award must attend 
and speak at th§ Scl^l^rs^ip Bang^erin May 201{g 





Claudia J, Tucker Award 

This award is |[iven annually to an outstanding Roxbury Cofcrnuftily College 
transfer student in h6nor of the mothet j^l Roxhpry Commi 
Professor Royal C^Tucker. 
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Englisn as «r Second Language Scholarshijp« 

This scholarship is made possible by the generosfty of the^oxbut^ 
College Foundation's Board of Directors. This %5'<)^ scholarship is awarded to 
a full-time student in good academic standing who has earned a grade point 
average of at least 3.0. 

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International Sftident Scholarship 

International Student Scholarships are available for full-time students in good 
academic standing who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 
3.00. These are $1,000 scholarships. To be eligible to receive these scholarships 
students must provide documentation which certifies that the student holds 
a current student visa. 
Ga/l Re//ste 

James H. Caesar Endowed Scholarship 

In 1986, a Roxbury resident established this scholarship to honor the oppor- 
tunities 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. 
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Martin Luther King Scholarship 

The Martin Luther King Scholarship was created by the Roxbury Community 
College Foundation to commemorate the life of Dr. King. One or two %S^^ 
scholarships are given to full-time students with a cumulative grade point average 
of at least 3.00 who excel in Social Sciences and have contributed to the Roxbury 
Community College community and/or the community in which they reside. 
An RoBLE 

RCCF Co-Curriculum Scholarship Award (New) 

These ^500 scholarships are awarded to full-time students (at least 12 college-level 

credit hours) who have significantly contributed to the College through their 

participation in co-curriculum activity such as student government, athletics 

and have earned at least a 3.0 grade average as a full-time student. 

Jesika Holmes 

RCCF Nursing Scholarships 

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Roxbury Com- 
munity College Foundation's Board of Directors. These ^500 scholarships are 
awarded to full-time Nursing students in good academic standing who have 
earned a grade point average of at least 3.00. 
Ramces Alcide 
Onyebuchi Ogbo 
Judith N]oku 

RCCF STEM Scholarship (New) 

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Roxbury Com- 
munity College Foundation's Board of Directors. These $500 scholarships are 
awarded to full-time Nursing students in good academic standing who have 
earned a grade point average of at least 3.00. 
Martial Ocampo 

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. 

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Second Semester Scholarship 

These $500 scholarships are awarded to two full-time students (at least 12 
college-level credit hours) entering their second semester at Roxbury Community 
College and earned at least a 3.0 grade average as a full-time student, as defined 
above, their first semester at RCC. 
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The Milagros Rosado ScKolarsfiiip Award (New) 

The Milagros Rosado Scholarship Award is created and funded by her family 
to honor her memory. A native from Puerto Rico, Milagros' drive and 
determination enabled her to be one of the first of her siblings to obtain a 
General Educational Development (GED) certificate at the age of 52. The $250 
award is given to candidates who wish to obtain a GED and plaA on pursuing 
their education upon receiving the certificate,,,The eligibility criterion, includes 
individuals who are jraising a family and were not given an oppofttinity^o finish 
high scl|(^]^y no applicant meets this criterion, the award will |)^rn^de to a 
student%hDJl|a^been accepted into a degree prograi 
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Transitional Housing Situation Scholarshif^" 

These $1,000 scholarships are made possible by the genergis^iof thi Roxbury 
Community College Foundation. These scholarships are'^to be Iwarded to 
women who are a single parent, in a transitional housing situation and/or head 
of household and in good academic standing at the College. Homeless single 
parent women are to be given prioritj^. 

NOTE: To be eligible to receive this scholarship a student must provide authentic 
documentation which certifies that the student meets these criteria. 
Tabitha Johnson 
Judy Rose Giles 
Samantha Foley 



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academic achievement. To be eligible students must be enrolled full-time in 

a degree program, and on the Dean's or President's List. 

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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 


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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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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 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, 
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 1978. 
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 including 
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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Board of Trustees 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, Chair 

Ms. Anita L. Crawford, Vice Chair 

Ms. Gillian A. Van Delft, Secretary 

Mr. Russell D. Aims 

Mr. Keith Chaney 

Ms. Roslyn Marshall, Alumni Elected 

Ms. Janet Palmer Owens 

Ms. Alexandria King, Student Trustee 



Executive Staff 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 
President 

Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes 
Vice President, Academic Affairs 

Dr. Alane K. Shanks 

Vice President, Administration and Finance 

Dr. Stephanie C. Janey 

Vice President, Enrollment Management and 

Student Affairs 

Mr. Patrick Jean-Louis 

Chief Information Technology Officer 

Marshals 

Chief College Marshal 

Dr. Barbara Melnick 

College Marshals 

Dr. Barbara J. Savage 
Ms. Lisa Carter 
Ms. Valerie Saucer 



RoxBURY Community College 
Foundation 

Ms. Sabrina Williams, President 

Ms. Sonia Alleyne Matthews, Vice President 

Ms. Dawn Perry, Treasurer 

Mr. Keith Casde 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark 

Ms. Claudette Crouse 

Ms. Judith L. Kahalas 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, Ex-Officio Member 



Deans 

Dr. Tala Khudairi 

Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering & 

Math 

Dr. Nancy Teel 
Dean, Liberal Arts 

Dr. Jose Alicea 

Interim Dean, Information Systems Technology 

Ms. Georgeann Jenkins 
Interim Dean, Health Sciences 

Ms. Jenene Cook 

Dean, Academic Technology 

Mr. Mark Garth 
Dean, Stuclent Success 

Mr. Michael Walker 

Dean, Institutional Research & Planning 

Mr. Walter Clark 

Dean, Enrollment Mgt. & Student judicial 

Affairs 




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Commencement Committee 

Ms. Carol Bliss-Furr, Co-cKair 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark, Q>o-(}iau 

Ms. Alexandria King 

Dr. Barbara J. Savage 

Mr. Kenneth Hall 

Mr. Keith McDermott 

Mr. Gib Pornkittichotcharoen 

Mr. Justin A. Petty 

Dr. Milton L. Samuels 

Ms. Nicole McKoy 

Mr. Phuong Tang 

Ms. Shirley Y. Leslie 

Ms. Shonda D. Green 

Mr. Steven Keyes 

Mr. Thomas Galvin 

Ushers 

Ms. Callie Daniels 

Ms. Crystal Goncalves 

Ms. Angela O'Neil 

Ms. Darlene Thorpe 

Ms. Wanda Young 



Roxbury Community College 

1234 Columbus Avenue 

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 

Tel: (617) 427-0060