NEWTON, MA — Lasell University graduates from the Class of 2021 were acknowledged at Commencement ceremonies on May 15, 2021. Local graduates include:

Sarah Walton of Mechanic Falls: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

The undergraduate Class of 2021 was honored at a ceremony on Lasell’s Taylor Field on Saturday, May 15. Keynote speaker Dr. James E. Muller, an academic cardiologist, entrepreneur, and social activist, delivered the Commencement address at all three ceremonies. Muller, a longtime friend and neighbor of Lasell University, co-founded International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Muller was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University.

Reflecting on the weekend’s activities, Lasell President Michael B. Alexander welcome the opportunity to celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments, both academically and in traversing the difficulties of the pandemic.

“Despite many challenges, Lasell students, faculty, and staff rose to the occasion and continued to teach, work, and learn in-person and remotely,” he said. “Ending the academic year by marking the accomplishments of our graduates was, for many of us, the highlight of the year.”

For more information contact: Samantha Mocle, assistant director of communications at [email protected] or at 617-243-2386.


WILLMAR, MN — Ridgewater College is pleased to announce Kenneth Rand of Norway has graduated. Virtual ceremonies took place in May, 2021.

Students graduating with a diploma or degree will graduate with Honors if they have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.74, with High Honors if they have a GPA of 3.75 to 3.99, and Highest Honors if they have a GPA of 4.0.

For more information, call 1-800-722-1151.

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