Greenwich Students Graduate from UVM, St. Lawrence, Marist, Lasell and Providence Colleges

Some 2,975 students were awarded a variety of degrees during the University of Vermont‘s 214th commencement ceremonies on May 17. Among degree recipients were students from 42 states and 85 international students from 16 countries including four Greenwich students:

Nicholas Awad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Arts & Sciences

Terra Arguimbau graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics Nutrition & Food Sciences from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Kirby Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Individually Designed from the College of Education & Social Services

Dylan Foote graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the College of Arts & Sciences

Chartered in 1791, UVM was the first college or university in the United States that did not give preference to a religious sect in its charter. UVM now has 9,958 undergraduates in seven schools and colleges, 1,371 graduate students and 459 medical students.


The following students received bachelor degrees from St. Lawrence University during commencement ceremonies held on May 17 in Canton, New York.

David H. Mango, a graduated of Greenwich High School, received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Mango is a member of the Class of 2015 and majored in economics.

James B. Fordyce received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Fordyce is a member of the Class of 2015 and majored in global studies. Fordyce graduated from Gould Academy.

Four honorary degree recipients spoke during St. Lawrence University’s Commencement, including award-winning songwriter Judy Hart Angelo, hedge fund pioneer John M. Angelo, chair of the Baseball Hall of Fame Jane Clark, and garden historian Peter Hatch.

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York.

Pilar Moraiz was among more than 800 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s 97th Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 17. Moraiz graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

The Commencement address was delivered by Darlene Love, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and star of the Academy-Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom. She received an honorary doctorate in Music.

Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors.


Michael Degiorgio received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Marist College the weekend of May 23.

Marist is an independent comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,800 full-time undergraduate students. Founded in 1929, the College offers 44 major fields of undergraduate study and 12 graduate degree programs.

Joseph McGuire received a BS degree from Lasell College during commencement exercises May 2015. McGuire majored in Criminal Justice.

An innovative educational institution for more than 160 years, Lasell is an independent coeducational college emphasizing the integration of professional and liberal arts programs leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The campus is situated on a 53-acre campus eight miles from downtown Boston.


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      Thank you Mary for posting this information! – Leslie