Massasoit’s One Book, One Community to Explore Civic Engagement & Art-as-Protest

This year, Massasoit’s One Book, One Community program will feature the graphic novel trilogy March by U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell and culminate in an April 2020 visit by Powell, the illustrator of the series. The One Book, One Community season spans the duration of the 2019-20 academic year with monthly events to explore civil rights, civic engagement, and art-as-protest.

In addition, the Massasoit Library will host two Herb Block exhibits, Herblock on Democracy this fall and The Long March in Spring 2020. The campus will welcome the Haitian Artist Assembly of America (formerly Massachusetts) as they bring their protest art to campus in conjunction with a Black History Month celebration. More activities will be announced as the year continues.

Massasoit One Book, One Community 2019-20 Events:

September 20 – Fall Kickoff
Why Vote? Lecture and Mock Voting Event presented by Massvote’s J. Cottle
An exploration of the root causes of voter apathy including disenfranchisement, literacy, and the electoral college.
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Massasoit Student Lounge

October 9
Civic Engagement Initiative Professional Panel presented by MassVote
Interactive professional panel discusses personal commitment to creating a culture of civic participation among historically disenfranchised groups in under-served communities in Massachusetts.
11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Location to be announced

November 22
Native American Cultural Awareness Day
Join Massasoit Professor Rita Jones Hyde and Webmaster Lloyd King in this exploration of Native American protest history. The sessions will include a live protest demonstration by local Native Americans. A cultural fair will be held in the theater foyer following the lecture/demonstration.
10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Buckley Performing Arts Center

April 15-16
Nate Powell, illustrator of March, discusses his work
Brockton Campus 4/15:
Keynote & Book Signing:  2:00-4:00 p.m.
Buckley Performing Arts Center

Canton Campus 4/16:
9:30 – 10:45 Artists’ Workshop

About Nate Powell
Nate Powell is the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes new Eisner-nominated Ozark horror tale Come Again, civil rights icon John Lewis; legendary March trilogy, comics essay About Face, You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero.

Powell’s work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and is a two-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, CNN, and Free Speech TV. His books have been placed on school curriculum in over 40 states, and his animated artwork in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Selma: The Bridge To The Ballot has reached over a million students in 50,000 schools across the nation.

From 1999 to 2009, Powell worked full-time providing support for adults with developmental disabilities alongside his cartooning efforts. He managed underground record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and performed in punk bands Soophie Nun Squad and Universe. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Massasoit and Curry College Partner to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Program in Nursing in Brockton

The RN-BS program is the first offering as part of a University Center model on Massasoit’s Brockton campus

August 15, 2019 – Brockton – Beginning this fall, area students who have completed their associate degree in nursing will have the opportunity to earn their bachelor of science in nursing from Curry College right at Massasoit’s Brockton campus. Students in the RN-BS program will benefit from the instruction of expert, full-time faculty and a competitive tuition rate.

“The demand for well-trained and educated nurses in Brockton and surrounding communities is at an all-time high, and this educational option with Curry College gives both current students and professionals expanded opportunities for career advancement,” said Massasoit President Dr. Gena Glickman. “We’re extremely proud of our Nurse Education program and the close relationships we’ve forged with our neighbor healthcare providers; this partnership helps cement our commitment to the industry.”

Massasoit President Dr. Gena Glickman joined Curry College President Kenneth Quigley, Jr. today to make the partnership official.

Students will be able to complete the RN-BS program in only 19 months by taking just one course during each eight-week session. With a mix of on-campus and online hybrid courses, Curry College’s general education requirements are waived for students who have an associate degree. At $375 per credit with no additional course fees, the program is an affordable alternative to other RN-BS programs. Students may transfer up to 90 credits; 30 must be completed with Curry College. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Curry’s RN-BS baccalaureate degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

“Curry College is very proud of our world-class Nursing programs, which prepare graduates to provide the highest quality of nursing care and to be leaders in their field,” added Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. “We are deeply committed to our mission of educating students to engage in meaningful careers and active citizenship, and we are pleased and proud to provide Massasoit students this opportunity to advance their nursing careers with us.”

Massasoit’s partnership with Curry is the College’s first baccalaureate completion collaboration in its University Center – a regional resource for convenient access to select higher educational opportunities for associate degree graduates to complete relevant baccalaureate degrees.

“Massasoit is working with Curry College, and we will be collaborating with other four-year institutions, to help meet the distinct needs of the region and support workforce and economic vitality for our graduates,” said Dr. Glickman. “Our University Center will significantly increase the number of baccalaureate degrees earned by our graduates and members of our service area.”

Students do not need to be Massasoit alumni to enroll in University Center programs, but the RN-BS degree does offer fast-track admission for Massasoit alumni.

Individuals interested in the RN-BS at Massasoit, scheduled to begin August 27, can visit Curry.edu/RNBS to apply. Students must complete Curry College’s continuing education application for admission and provide a copy of a current, non-restricted Massachusetts RN License, official sealed transcripts from all colleges previously attended, and official high school transcript or GED certificate. Students may start the RN-BS program before passing the NCLEX-RN exam.

Massasoit Receives $30K Grant to Support Peer Tutoring and Mentoring

A program at Massasoit Community College that assists first-year students as they transition into college was granted $30,000 from the Harold Brooks Foundation to help strengthen and sustain it for the next two years. The Latch Academic Support Program offers a mix of academic advising and counseling, peer tutoring, and mentoring to create a tight-knit learning community in which Massasoit students learn together and from one another.

Latch Program welcome in 2017

“Thanks to the Harold Brooks Foundation, we will be able to continue peer tutoring and mentoring for at-risk students,” said Latch Program Coordinator Heather Baccchiocchi. “We are delighted to receive funding for the next two years, ensuring that participating students will receive the resources they need to succeed as they begin their journeys at Massasoit and in higher education.”

For nearly 50 years, Latch has provided students with intensive, proactive academic advising while developing their reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills. Latch welcomes students who have tested into one or more developmental courses, those who have not been satisfied with their academic experiences in the past, and students who may have been away from school for a long period of time.

Academic counselors work with Latch students to set academic and career goals and ensure that students’ areas of study align with those goals and maintain close contact with professors, providing a way for the team to address academic issues if they arise during the school year. Students enrolled in Latch consistently earn some of the highest success and graduation rates at Massasoit, and many of the tutors and mentors are former students from the program.

The Harold Brooks Foundation provides assistance to causes and organizations that help residents of Massachusetts’ South Shore communities and focuses on five key areas: education; food, agriculture & nutrition; health; housing & shelter; and mental health. Harold Brooks, of Braintree, Massachusetts, was a successful business executive and entrepreneur who manufactured and sold prefabricated structures and underground bomb shelters during the Cold War. Brooks died in 1963, and the Foundation that bears his name was established in 1984.

“The Harold Brooks Foundation recognizes that Latch provides a great, effective service to Massasoit students who may need additional help to succeed,” said Associate Dean for Student Success Joe Harris. “We’re grateful for their support of education and Massasoit.”

For more information, visit the Latch Academic Support Program’s webpage or call 508-588-9100 extension 1070.

New Deans at Massasoit: Dr. Michael Roggow and Dr. Harriette Scott

Massasoit Community College welcomes two new deans this summer as Dr. Michael Roggow has been appointed to dean of Massasoit’s Business & Technology Department, and Dr. Harriette Scott joins the college as dean of Humanities and Communication Arts. Dr. Roggow was most recently the dean of the division of Business, Criminal Justice and Law at Schenectady County Community College in upstate New York. Dr. Scott comes from Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma where she was the dean of Student Affairs – Student Judicial Affairs and Wellness.

Dr. Michael Roggow and Dr. Harriette Scott

“Our search committees and open faculty and staff forums met with several exceptional candidates for each position, and Dr. Roggow and Dr. Scott both stood out for their dedication to students’ learning and ability to lead others,” said Massasoit Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Barbara McCarthy. “Dr. Roggow has done incredible work in New York, and success has followed Dr. Scott’s career throughout the southeast.”

Dr. Roggow has more than 20 years of experience building academic programs in community colleges within the State University of New York and the City University of New York. He has a record of securing grant funding to support students in their first year of college, with an eye on strengthening retention and graduation rates. Dr. Roggow taught psychology at City University and research methodology at New York University, and he has been published in and guest editor of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice and the New Directions for Community Colleges. Dr. Roggow served on the board of the American Association of Community College’s Council for the Study of Community Colleges.

Dr. Scott is native of St. Louis, Missouri and began her career in public education there. She taught in the public-school system in Norfolk, Virginia and has received “Teacher of the Year” and/or “Service Excellence” recognitions in four states. Dr. Scott has held full time faculty and administrative positions in both academic and student affairs at multi-campus community colleges in Oklahoma, Missouri, South Carolina, and North Carolina. She is a mentor, has volunteered with the United Way, served on the Greater Tulsa African American Affairs Commission, and is an active member of the alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Dr. Scott studies, writes, and presents on student success, women in leadership, civility, equity, and diversity and inclusion. 

Dr. Roggow holds M.A. and Ed.D. degrees in Higher Education Administration from New York University, a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University, and an A.S. in Business Administration from Corning Community College. Dr. Scott earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia, her M.A.T. degree from Norfolk State University, and her Ed.D. in Higher Education in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University.

Massasoit Community College Foundation Expands Board of Directors

New Directors Bring Investing, IT, and Broker Experience

The Massasoit Community College Foundation, Inc. has recently elected five new directors to its Board: Azeddine Fadli of Canton; Richard Frye of Braintree; Robert MacIntosh of Winchester; Eval Silvera of Brockton; and Albert Smith, Jr., of Weymouth. They join Foundation Board of Directors Treasurer Lisa Rheault-Sliney, Clerk Lincoln Andrews, and directors Thomas Carroll, Maria Samson, Charles Tartaglia, and Massasoit Community College President, Dr. Gena Glickman.

From left to right: new Directors Eval Silvera, Azeddine Fadli, and Albert Smith, Jr. with Lisa Rheault-Sliney and Charles Tartaglia, and new Director Richard Frye.


“We are extremely grateful to have new directors who offer so much in terms of their experience, skills, and knowledge, and are also deeply committed to Massasoit’s mission,” said Paul Grand Pré, executive director of the Massasoit Foundation. “In what has been a year of milestones for the Massasoit Foundation, strengthening our Board helps ensure future success and sustainability of the college and its students.”

Fadli currently serves as the vice president and general manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Canton. He previously managed Coldwell Banker’s offices in Charlestown and Winthrop and earned his B.A. in Management from the National Institute of Commerce in Algeria. Fadli serves on the School Committee of Al-Noor Academy, an Islamic middle and high school in Mansfield where his children attend, and on the board of directors of the Canton Association of Business and Industry.

Frye is a licensed insurance and real estate broker, member of the Massachusetts Realtors Association, and serves on the board of directors of the Independent Insurance Agents Association and Coastal Heritage Bank. He is the former owner of the Frye Insurance Agency in Braintree and has close connections to Massasoit, having served on the Massasoit Board of Trustees from 1991-1995 and as chairman of the board for two years. He has previously received an honorary degree and a Presidential Medallion from Massasoit.

MacIntosh is an experienced investment executive, economist, and mutual fund board member with particular depth in the fixed income markets. Throughout his career at Eaton Vance, he has led investment teams, managed mutual funds, closed-end funds, and high net worth accounts, and developed innovative investment products. Presently, MacIntosh is a mutual fund board director for the domestic distribution subsidiary of QIEF Management LLC, a global investment management firm. Previously, MacIntosh was the co-director of Municipal Investments and chief economist at Eaton Vance Management in Boston.

Silvera has more than 20 years in the information technology field working with companies such as Carbonite, ZipCar, Last Pass, LogMeIn, and John Hancock. He currently serves as a scrum master on the product/engineer team with Hudl in Boston – a product and service of Agile Sports Technologies. Silvera is also the president & founder of KodeConnect, Inc., which focuses on bringing STEM programming to kids K-12 on the south shore. He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Massasoit.

Smith is an Infinex investment executive and vice president with South Shore Bank and has more than 25 years of experience in wealth management, as well as college, retirement, and financial planning services for clients. The Infinex Financial Group is a team of advisors at the Investment Center at South Shore Bank who assist clients in developing key goals and strategies for their financial future. Prior to joining South Shore Bank, Smith was employed at Santander as a vice president/financial advisor.

The Massasoit Community College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 180, Section 4 (a) as amended.

Gateway to College Graduates Earned High School Diplomas and College Credits

Eight students from five local school districts graduated from Massasoit’s Gateway to College program at the end of June. These students not only received their high school diploma, but also earned college credits. While all learning took place on the Massasoit campus, the graduates were dual enrolled in both their school district and the college.

Congratulations to the following graduates!

Zev Andruk
Kaela Clarke
Emma Hoff
Renee Lopolito
Abigail Low*
Licinio Miguel Miranda
Donald Saltmarsh
Kyle Sharameta*

Whitman-Hanson High School
Champion High School
Champion High School
Oliver Ames High School
Hanover High School
Champion High School
Hanover High School
Bridgewater-Raynham High School

* Received Gateway to College’s ‘Linda Huttle Award’ for a college GPA of 3.0 or higher for a semester.

View more photos here. Gateway to College students are a diverse group of young people between the ages of 16 and 21 who are ready and willing to work hard to be successful in the program. Some of our students believe that a traditional high school setting is not the right fit, left high school before graduating, were on the verge of leaving, or were behind in credits to graduate with their designated class; others are academic achievers getting a head start on a college education.

Massasoit’s Unique Early College Partnership Program

Early college high schools, like New Heights Charter School in Brockton, allow all of their students to take college classes while still in high school for free. Massasoit is proud to partner with New Heights to provide their students with college courses. Listen to the American Association of Community Colleges’ podcast below for more details about the program.

785 Students Named to 2019 Spring Dean’s List

Congratulations to all of our students who made the 2019 Spring Dean’s List! Having completed at least nine credits or more, students earn Dean’s List distinction with a 3.40 GPA or higher.

2019 Spring Dean’s List by city/town:

Abington
Ryan Baxter
Matthew Croall
Jaryd Delehanty
Brian Diver
Shane Gaffney
Kaitlin Grawzis
Sarah Hirsch
Emily Jacobs
Erin Jenkins
Kerlyne Joseph
Jessica Kelly
Manuel Lopez
Sherrill Maxwell
Michael Riordon
Lauren Sanderson
Emalee Schell
Jasmine Strangis
Logan Sullo
Annemarie Thomashay
Daniel Tod
Amanda Williams

Assonet
Elijah Aguirre

Attleboro
Lauren Colarusso
Joan Gonzales
Jeffrey Marcure
Ashley Shannon
Richard Stanley
Steven Bodak

Avon
Risa Almeida
Angela Baracchini
Eric Bournazian
Rose Vernet

Bellingham
Jared Moore

Berkley
Sadie Brown
Digna Mizhirumbay

Blackstone
Kara Briggs

Boston
William Allen
Christopher Davis
Alyssa DeOliveira
Pamela Evans
Yan Luz
Okenia Onayemi
Lucie Ortega
David Valdes

Braintree
Gregory Abbott
Dorothy Bolster
Elizabeth Connolly
Kenneth McDonald
Molly Moore
Shannon Nolan
Brian Pugsley
Abigail Smith
Timothy Weeks

Bridgeport
Dajanese Polk

Bridgewater
Zachary Bearne
Hannah Brousseau
Jessica Campbell
Tori Cardoza
Tyler Caron
Philip Collins
Catherine Coughlin
Jessica Crouse
Matthew Curvelo
Mary Ann Daley-DiCastro
Eva Fadel
Tyler Gisbert
Olivia Grant
Nathan Harrell
Anthony Harris-Lopes
Timothy Joy
Joseph Judge
Dominic Lachance
Erin Lewis
Diane Mastrangelo
Brianna Onessimo
Jamie Pino
Daniel Schwalm
Lauren Scowcroft
Patrick Smith
Zachary Souza
Brooke Spina
Arthur Travis
Sara Walton
Jennifer Whittier

Brockton
Jada Adams
Gathchina Aliot
Kamal Alleyne
Gertrude Alteon
Cindy Ambers
Estefania Andrade
Fred-John Andrade
Monica Andrade
Vianna Andrade
Paola Authievre
Myles Avery
Wilson Barbosa
Jason Barchard
Dulcelene Barros
Brandon Basa
Winscher Bazelais
Lindsay Beasley-Taylor
Lovely Beauvil
Berthaud Beneus
Eric Bracken
Alexis Brickhouse
Felicia Brinson
Jose Cabral
Helison Cabral Gomes
Jonathan Carrere
Morgane-Alison Dias Carrere
Amanda Charlot
Savannah Clinton
Martha Colon
Kevin Contreras Duarte
Rosaline Correia
Evan Coutts
Antonio Cruz
Kristian Cunningham
Kayla Curran
Brittany Czerniawski
Olegario DaGraca
Daniel DeCosta
Valerie Dehonnet
Jean Dejean
Christina Delgado
Bianca Denticat
Maguida Depina
Nilza DePina
Miriame Desulme
Ngoc Doan
James Donato
Tatiana Dos Santos
Milene Dos Santos Tavares
Ana Enamorado
Janni Encarnacion
Nichole Ernst
Abasi-Odu Etim
Yosof Farooqi
Schneida Faustin
Christopher Fernandes
Manuela Fernandes
Johanna FilsAime
Kelli Fitzgerald
Darlene Fonseca
Marcos Fontes
Felicia Fortes
Riviere Fougy
Rose Francois
Denise Furtado
Samuel Galindo
Gisselle Garcia
Shella Gay Chaudry
Jessica Geldres
Rosemine Gilbert Belfort
Brendan Gomes
Dineida Gomes
Jennifer Gomes
Suely Gomes
Eugenia Goncalves
Joao Goncalves
Kimberly Goncalves
Victor Gordon
Louis Goyette
Sindy Grand-Pierre
Maria Guaman
Jacqueline Guaman Lucero
Jean Guerrier
Jordan Gurley
Alessandra Guzman
Matthew Healy
William Hernandez
Gertruna Hilaire
Josiane Hilaire
Hannah Holland
Tatyana Holman-Utley
Joanna Hutchins
Christina Jacobs
John Jarred
Jasmine Jaynes
Rachel Jean
Katia Jean Charles
Marven Jean Jacques
Anneka Tarrah Jean Louis
Sidley Jean-Jacques
Stanley Jean-Jacques
Rose Jeanty
Chaylese Jefferson
Wes Kaplem Joseph
Simeo Kayemba
Anastasia Keith
Rebecca Kennedy
Sean Kilroy
Ashley King
Angelica Lewis
Carine Lopes
Carla Lopes
Maria Lopes
Raquel Lopes
Vania Lopes
Phylicia Louis
Cristian Luna-Robinson
Cindy Mack
Francette Madou-phal
Dominga Maldonado
Deborah Marceus
Wilson Marin
Serge Mbome Bissa
Zachary McDonough
Karoline Mego-Castillo
Maira Mendes
Belunda Moise
Ludwika Moise
Sophia Moliere
Aisha Monteiro
Nilza Monteiro
Megane Montes
Noel Montrond
Edward Newcomb
Chinwendu Nwosu
Hugo Ochoa
Oluwaseun Olajide
Elizabetg Olson
Mercy Onwunzo
Patience Osawaru
Gianna Papadopoulos
Natalee Paredes
Sierra Parsley
Brian Pastena
Widmayar Pasteur
Sophia Paul
Pedro Perdomo Ravelo
Eric Perez
Marcus Pierre
Darnele Pierre-Louis Adhemar
Anthony Pinto
Ashley Pires
Augusto Pires
Shakuntala Rekha
Cynthia Revolus
Brianna Reyes
Nathanael Reyes
Andreia Ribeiro
Suely Ribeiro
Jaymie Roberts
Alice Rocha
Jordan Roderick
Jelfiline Rodrigues
Sandra Rodrigues
Diant’ha Rodriguez
James Rogers
Haleigh Rose
Simone Roy
Isaiah Sanches
Anna Sergienko
Emma Shanks
Ana Silva
Reinaldo Silva
Sofia Silva
Tristan Sims
Rachel Smith
Carla St Hubert
Angelena Starks
Christine Stevens
Khori Stewart
Rebecca Stewart
Deqi Tao
Seny Tavares
Telma Tavares
DJeisson Teixeira
Vanda Teixeira
Julie Theodore
Marie Tingue
Sierra Towne
Godwin Ujialele
Taylanna Vargas
Jose Vieira De Andrade
Kevin Vilaire
Alyssa Warren
Sherline Wathey
Kirstie White
Sarah Witherbee
Aaron Woodbridge

Buzzards Bay
Mariah Eckstrom
Shoshanna White

Cambridge
Jameelsa Ayala-Silva

Canton
Brian Albert
Christal Bonilla
Hudson Cerruti
Caitlin Ensins
John Fontaine
Sabrina Gates
Alison Haidul
Andriana Kousseifi
Ashlyn Lawton
Ryan Lodge
Melissa Masotta
Shawna Murray
Niel Shah
Alexander Szaro
Jessica Thompson
Caroline Titus
Marina Vozzella

Carver
Albert Alves-Blackler
Colleen Archer
Kimberly Bowman
Cheyenne Farr
Brooke Frisbie
Kristen Gillam
Patricia Harris
Mitchell Hermenau
Jeffrey Irr
Nicole Nelson
Martin O’Connell

Chippewa Falls
Melissa Sanders

Cohasset
Thatiana Albuquerque Gullo

Concord
Stephen McCabe

Duxbury
Camila Alzate
Benjamin Burgoyne
Carlin Sullivan

East Bridgewater
Sofia Cameron
Darlene Cofran
Owen Coughlin
April Decarvalho
Stephanie DeCarvalho
Martin Egan
Catherine Ferris
Andrew Kuhn
Ryan Maitland
Eric Mason
Shalee Mcdonough
Edward McFadden
Ashley Mendonca
Connor Morrissey
Isaac Rosario
Sierra Salisbury
Shawna Tierney
Eric Waller
Ashley Yergeau

East Falmouth
Christina Maibaum
Danielle Robbins

East Freetown
Casady Roy

East Taunton
Megan Arruda
Haley Markham
Victoria Murphy

East Walpole
Christopher Hughes
Nayfa Sarhan

East Wareham
Jeannette D’Olimpia

Fall River
Jorge Ferreira
Esilda MacGillivray

Fiskdale
Nicole Donnelly

Foxboro
Michael Costa
Michael DeMaesschalck
Beth Hassett
Timothy Jenkins
Antonio Moniz
Mariam Morkos
Ezequiel Nams
Cristina Ortiz
Glendaly Pudsey
Jacob Selenius
Shelby Setterlund
Katharine Torkelson
Jason Whipkey
Christopher Ciriello
Matthew Juergens
Samantha Schmall

Franklin
Zoe Allard
Julry McCarraher
Samantha Signori

Halifax
Adam Fiore
Bryan Smith
Joshua Traynor

Hanover
Lauren Beringer
Karen Bernier
Jonathan Foley
Sojoud Kanaan
Nichole Porter
Nick Sellier
Elisa WongInna Zagvazdina

Hanson
Mackenzie Belleville
Kyle Bosse
Leann Chambers
Kerry Cook
Timothy Fox
Hannah Gernhardt
Rolandas Lapinskas
Ryan MacKinnon
Rebecca Moreau
Michael Nee
Christopher O’Brien
Tyler Snowdale
Alyssa Vincola
Mackenzie Wyman

Hingham
Jessica Billman
Amanda Blake
Heather McAuliffe
Amanda McIntyre

Holbrook
Mario Barbosa
Robert Belezos
Jesse Cooper
Melissa DePina
Michael Grant
Cameron Lindsay
Sandra Mensah
Colin Sheehan
Alexandra Ward
Devyn Carroll-Brown


Hyannis
Willian De Oliveira
Victoria Zicko

Hyde Park
Jessica Cardoso
Emily Cavanaugh
Dimayelin Concepcion
Katelyn Grande
Elizabeth Healy
Alyson Reid
Melissa Walsh

Jamaica Plain
Caitlin Corvini

Kingston
Susan Caggiano
Colin Dahlen
Jeffrey Handorff
Aileen Holmes
Erica Nichols
McKenzie Ray
Stephanie Thibert
Daniel Tracey
Daniel Wegge

Lakeville
Amber Boutin
Sarah Casale
Erinbridget Daylor
Candice Huerth
Bernadette Savoie
William Welch
Jared Wood

Mansfield
Kelly Bartorelli
Maria De La Fuente Martinez
Jakob Diamond
Elizabeth Gleason
Patrick McCue
Benjamin Meimarides

Marshfield
Christopher Balesh
Patrick Blinn
Ethan DeVingo
Yvonne Gorski
Kuldeep Kaur
Michael Reilly
Jocelyn Schoell
Christopher Spaulding

Mattapoisett
Jesse Russell

Maynard
Yara Khoury

Medfield
Garrett Griffin

Middleboro
Jake Belanger
David Bisnaw
Kyra Blumenthal
Taylor Crehan
Matthew Delvalle
Kevin Denicola
Rachael Devine
Julia Duzan
Benjamin Faith
Judith Fongeallaz
Jeffrey Fox
Tori Grab
Kayela Hall
Lauren Harkins-Flipp
Jamie Hermanson
Michael Jackson
David Jeswald
Derrick Kasianowicz
Ashley Kemmett
Matthew Lamoureux
Rachael Lawrence
Kelley Mason
Joshua McCray
Jennifer Mealey
Jessica Medeiros
Cheryl Moneghan
Derek Nichols
Nicholas ORoak
Lauren Parsons
Elizabeth Perkins
Tyrese Ribeiro
Sheila Rich
Joanna Souza
Jasmin Taylor
Krista Thayer
Lynn Thomason
Rebecca Trinkaus
Kathleen Walker
Samuel Wood

Milton
Jennifer Chery
Edward Curtis
Colin Fennessy
Tyler Ogbuike

Monument Beach
Kevin Sundquist

Needham
Alexa Davis
Shawanda Steed

New Bedford
Alyssa Do Couto
Nicole Franklin
Sarah Martin
Luis Melendez
Odjeissi Xavier Mendes
James Pacheco
Kiara Rodriguez Tavares
Stayce Santos
Lyndsie Verissimo

North Attleboro
Daniel Cummings
Elisa De Lima
Marissa DelSole
Shane Devlin
Erin Louis
Manan Rathor

North Dartmouth
Randall Hazzard
Courtney Pina

North Easton
Rosimere Alcantara
Joseph Bianchini
Michelle Donovan
Alexander Leone
Eric Linfield
Clayton Litchfield
Ian Taylor
Corey Whitman

North Pembroke
Nicole White

North Weymouth
Brenna Keenan

Norton
Jillian Eberle
Emily Pepin
Ronald Surette

Norwell
Ashley Dinsmore
Holly Frattasio
Victoria Mansfield

Norwood
Courtney Brown
Danielle Civitello
Jessica Currie
Pierre Durandisse
Emily Flavin
Jonilda Hoxha
Emerson Kerns
Sabrina Mazzotta
Daphnee Morency-Dorce
William Tomasello
John Waitekus

Onset
Katie Casper

Pembroke
Christopher Casey
Ashley Cobb
Zella Depesa
David DeYoung
Noah Gordon
Annie Kelley
Molly MacDonnell
Alyssa Malone
Montana Murphy

Plainville
Heba Eid
Lon Feeley
Alexander Whitehead

Plymouth
Nicolette Bosworth
Asachai Drake-Rocheteau
Sean Fagan
Andrew Gallant
Kevin Houston
Samantha Lockhart
Patricia Loring
Emma Salvas
Ashley Smith
Sarah Welch

Plympton
Emily White

Quincy
Marcus Andrews-Oranczak
Daidlithza Carballo
Elizabeth Folan
Brendan Gibbons
Danielle Maloney
Morgan McCarthy
Amanda Milano
Allison Russell
Top Tierney
DeMing Yang

Randolph
Folashade Ajao
Oluwanifemi Alaba
Enive Audry
Adedapo Azeez
Namtaka Bembeleza
Dayauna Boyd
Eber Bruneau
Maxime Cameau
Paul Castanino-Daly
Fallon Dumont-Sajous
Savannah Eaton
Sandia Fleuranville
Jeremiah Guerrier
Bryan Ho
Deajshia Howard
Shiquita Johnson
Shanara Lewis
Ruth Lochard
Kevin Mallgrave
Duong Nguyen
Paige O’Keefe
Tracy O’Leary
Covenant Onyemenaonu
Monique Peck
Brandi Pellegrini
Ariana Pereyra
Lan Pham
Linh Randall
Carlos Reyes Castillejo
Nathalie Sultan
Emmanuel Targete
Chloe Tavernier
Theresia Tebit
Ronethia Williams
Jasmin Wilson
Jessica Yerly
Tammy Zeng

Raynham
Tearra Bates
Shane Carney
Trevonne Deveaux
Jessica Harding
David McKenna
Meaghan Miller
Andrew Noviello
Madison O’Malley
Alicia Roberts
Kourtney Sullivan

Rockland
Shandi Austin
Jeremy Bradley
Donna Burke
Jessica Cameron
Darin Csubak
Hallie Ferguson
Taia Johnson
Taylor Kelly
Kyle Leary
Matthew Lorizio
Cameron McLaughlin
Zachary Panaro
Isabel Pica
Abigail Sepeck
Bret Underwood
Alanda Vecchione
Stephen White
Victoria White

Roslindale
Kaytelle Boursiquot
Patrick Nichols
Lynne Ortega

Scituate
Alexandra Glew
Julia Molnar
Alexandra Santos
William Street
Gregory Yodsnukis

Sharon
Maya Burgess
James Fitzhenry
Joshua Glazer
Katherine Holzman
Marissa James
Tanzilya Kim
Taylor Thigpen
Matthew Wendel

Somerset
Brittney Miranda
Lauren Pacheco
Jill Roy

South Easton
Nicole Courtilien
Jessica Jenkinson
Keira Murray
Diana Pereyra
Emma Petrillo

South Weymouth
Brendan Bohld

Stoughton
Deanna Agresti
Shannon Andrade
Juleisha Buckmire
Joshua Chuba
Christine Vorleto
Irlando DaRosa
Lara Deb
Fabiola Dorcius
Michael Fetherston
Jonathan Hoffman
Christian Johnson
Jang Kizito
Terry Lapomarede
Ashley Lopez
Rachel Mackness
Benjamin Offley
Jeffrey Rogers
Rebecca Rowan
Olivia Shannon
Jada Sheedy-Remy
Alexandra Soto
Cassidy Taglieri
Khanh Tran

Swansea
Michelle Noel

Taunton
Kristin Abene
Jennifer Andrade
Scott Blevins
Hannah Ferreira
Amelia Hoard
Leah James
Joshua Keady
Sheri Kellner-Richards
Eddine Lopes
Alice Moniz
Krista Murray
Mikhail Pasternak
Alex Paull
Katherine Schmidt

Tiverton
Heather Blanchette

Walpole
Narmin Abdel Massih
Sondra Calisi
James Morrison
Kyle Shea

Wareham
Victoria Morse

West Bridgewater
Libby Atwood
Janet Brown
Alycia Canha
Meredith Carbone
Liberty DeAngelo
Brandon Deming
Casey DePina
Cole Donlan
Collin Johnson
Pia Kennedy
Ryan Mackin
Christina Messina
Aidan O’Connor
Patrick O’Neill
Amie Phillips
Kristina Provitola
Kathleen Rolfe
Jasmine Rosa
Wendi Smith

West Wareham
Katherine Speer

Westwood
Fiona Allan
Thomas Allan
Bruce Hunter
Alisia Metante
Benjamin Ouellette

Weymouth
Amy Adams
Marina Azamfirei
Philip Byrnes
Daniel Cashman
Joshua Ericson
Kathryn Henley
Darrell Kavka
Emily Kelcourse
Alexander Lunden
Brianna Maiden
Savannah Marrocco
Hannah McIsaac
Christopher McMorrow
Cameron Mignon
Sabrina Morfiris
Edelamar Negherbon
Michael Nigro
Holly Pelton
Alexandra Raeside
Richard Ridlon
Amara Robinson
Hannah Rumble
Kailey Schiller
Frank Schultz
Ian Sibbald
Amanda Tanck

Whitman
Callie Adams
Madeleine Blandino
Shannon Carroll
Amber Clark
Juliana DiRamio
Matthew Drew
Alyssa Fraher
Ryan Hottenrott
Carolann Hurley
Erik Johnson
Agnieszka Kuczynski
Erin Long
John Miller
MarissaMonteiro
Derek Moran
Kristen O’Donnell
Trushali Patel
Christopher Pihl
Maya Roselli
Alese Schofield
Aaron Sebastyn
Matthew Wilson

Woonsocket
Michael Leonardo Galan

Wrentham
Lindsey Adams
Hannah Quinn

894 Students Graduate from Massasoit

Commencement always represents the accumulation of knowledge and a crossroads for our students as they begin new journeys. Our 2019 Commencement held many firsts: for more than half of our graduates, it was the first time someone in their family had graduated from college, and it was the first commencement overseen by Dr. Gena Glickman, Massasoit’s first female President.

View hundreds of more photos from Commencement 2019 here, and read the full remarks of Professor Lucy Anne Hurston’s commencement address.

Honors Convocation 2019

Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Massasoit gathered last week for our 2019 Honors Convocation, where more than 30 scholarships and awards were granted. Congratulations to all recipients, and to those students who also graduated from Massasoit last week, we will miss you!

The annual Honors Convocation is dedicated to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in leadership and academic achievement. A special thanks to the Massasoit Community College Foundation, Inc. for its generous support of our students. View a full list of the scholarship and award winners below.

29 Who Shine Award
Kimberly A. Nashawaty

Bridgewater State University Merit Transfer Scholarship
Catherine Ferris

Lois A. Martin Community College Mathematics Award
Deqi Tao
Michael Reilly
Nicholas Morse
Joseph Tenore
Daniel Sheehan

Altrusa International Club of Plymouth County
Mary Morrison

Bernie Feitleberg Radio Students of the Year
Gregory Abbott
Lindsay Beasley-Taylor

Dale Dorman Scholarship
Ryan J. Reynolds

Kim Gomes Television Student of the Year
Ernest Dedos

Rosemary Rice Theater Award
Evan Coutts
Patrick Hansbury
Deborah Talbot
Lyanni Torres

Bridgewater State University Transfer Transitions Scholarship
Hudson Cerruti
Juliana Diramio
Shawna Murray
Rebecca Trayers

Dawn Butler Memorial Scholarship
Nayfa Sarhan

Debbie Pincolini Baroni Memorial Scholarship
Kevin Mallgrave

Howard J. Schwendler Memorial Scholarship
Emily Dillan

Massasoit Community College Culinary Arts Scholarship
Jared Dwyer

Faculty Scholar Award
Marina A. Azamfirei
Trevonne Deveaux
Michael L. Grant
Belunda Moise
Julia Molnar
Caitlin J. Shannon

Fadhi Mehdi Memorial Scholarship
Camilla Miquelina

Firefighter Bruce A. Carrico, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Marcus Andrews

H. Sandra Whitman Memorial Scholarship
Rachel Carta

Germaine Y. Lanzikos Scholarship
Tammy Carbone

Jerald S. Savage Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Amelia Wool

Henry Lee Scholarship
Amelia Wool







Commonwealth Honors Scholars
Zoe Allard
Marina Azamfirei
Chelsea Bodemer
Maria De La Fuente Martinez
Lara Deb
Joshua Keady
Karoline Mego-Castillo
Julia Molnar
Kimberly Nashawaty
Mercy Onwunzo
Natalee Paredes
Flavio Pires Do Rosario Charles Swann
John Tedesco
Stephanie Thibert
Rebecca Trayers
Alexander VanHelene
Alyssa Warren
Matthew Wendel

Green Key Society
Delilah M. Fraser
Camilla Miquelina
Julia Molnar
Kimberly A. Nashawaty
Natalee D. Paredes
Wolf Pierre
Alexandra G. Santos
Tristan Sims

Latch Recognition Award
Ruth Herisse
Patrick Hood
David McGrath

Theresa Smith Memorial Award
Jason Straughter
Killentz Rateau

Outstanding Student Senator Award
Kimberly A. Nashawaty
Wolf Pierre

President’s Athletics Award
Jonathan Carrere
Alexandra G. Santos

Student Athlete Award
Christopher McMorrow
Alyson Reid

South Shore Bank Citizenship Award
Marven Jean Jacques

Sarro Family Scholarship
Janni Encarnacion
Rebekah Mroz
Cristine Sullivan
Melany Vicente

Roger E. Shea, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Theresa Coelho

Ubuntu Scholars Passion for Action Award
Irlando DaRosa

Lalanne-Brown Scholar of the Year Award
Cristian Luna-Robinson

TRIO Student Support Services Presidential Scholarship
Amanda Charlot
Schneida Faustin
Natalee Paredes

Annual Arts Festival Merit Scholarship
Zachary Bearne

Visual Arts Faculty Award
Steven Bodak
Alexa DAvis