It’s that time of year once again where colleges both local and abroad send off their graduating classes into the great beyond. Colby Sawyer College in New London held its 178th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, as family and friends watched around 310 graduates received their diplomas under the big tent on the front lawn of the campus.
Outgoing President of the College, Tom Galligan Jr who is stepping down as president to pursue other interests, gave his last welcome address and president’s Charge to the Class of 2016.
Hilary Walrod, who received the Jack Jensen Award for Excellence in teaching, spoke about “ Living with Contrast” in her Commencement Address to the 2016 class.
Jillian R Jacobs, a 2016 graduate with a degree in Business Administration, was chosen to give the Senior Address and spoke to her class about “Passion, Compassion, Humor and Style”.
After the diplomas were given out, the new graduates celebrate with family and friend on the campus quad. Other awards were handed out, including the Distinguished Alumni Award, Award for Excellence in Advising, Award for Excellence in Service, and others. Congratulations to the Colby-Sawyer Class of 2016!