Student-Athletes Shine At 152nd College Commencement

Student-Athletes Shine At 152nd College Commencement

Franklin, Mass. – Student-athletes took center stage at Dean College's 152nd annual commencement exercises on Saturday, May 5th.

Nearly 50 of them were among the almost 350 students who received either an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree.

The keynote address was provided by College President, Dr. Paula M. Rooney, who spoke to students about a large issue today – trust. She urged students to "Trust in your deepest self. Shun the impulse to devalue your own self-faith." She added, "I urge you to accept the role of change – and chance – in your life ahead, trusting in yourself to embrace them with confidence gained at Dean."

Men's basketball student-athlete, Jerel Carter was given the Trustees' Prize for General Excellence in the associate's degree program. A Dean's List and President's List honoree in each semester, Carter sports a 3.96 grade point average and will continue his education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.

The individuals honored are listed below:

Candidates for Bachelor's Degree
Kyle Bemis, Men's Golf
Dean Horace Bennett, Men's Volleyball
Harry J. Caslowitz, Men's Golf
Christopher DeLuca, Men's Golf
Sydnie Gomes, Women's Lacrosse
Colin H. Hinrichs, Men's Lacrosse
James L. Lovely, Men's Lacrosse
Austin R. McCreary, Men's Golf
Arianna A. Medeiros, Women's Soccer
Logan Maximilian Muise, Men's Volleyball
Marcus Richardson, Men's Lacrosse
Kristen L. Riley, Women's Soccer
Moussa Seck, Men's Volleyball
Morgan S. Turner, Women's Cross Country & Women's Basketball
Robert T. Waters, Football

Candidates for Associate Degree
Rodriques A. Aaron, Jr., Football
Derick Adams, Men's Lacrosse
Taisha J. Alexandre, Women's Basketball
Eugene Baisden, Jr.
Decory M. Billups-Francis, Men's Lacrosse
Jordan C. Booker, Men's Basketball
David L. Brown, Jr.
Jerel M. Carter, Men's Basketball (Summa Cum Laude)
Steven S Castillo, Football
Yuri De Barros Mascarenhas, Men's Soccer
Justin Elekwuma, Men's Soccer
Pedro Felix, Football
Brody H. Fredericks, Men's Lacrosse
Kaleel Harley, Football
Richard T. Harris, Football
Kevin Isaza, Football
Juniel Joel Jordan, Men's Lacrosse
Amire Loftus, Football
Daniel J. Lonergan, Football
Gabriel McClain, Football & Men's Volleyball
Evan C. Menzinger, Baseball
Karissa S. Menzinger, Softball
Geraldy Napoleon, Football
Timothy J. Orozco, Men's Lacrosse
Chadd M. Pelletier, Men's Volleyball
Jose Quiroz, Baseball
D'Wayn Reid, Football
Michelle D. Sessa, Softball
Edmar M. Vieira, Men's Soccer
Christopher J. Walnut, Men's Lacrosse
Brady Wells, Football
Bret C. Williams, Football
Larry D. Young III, Football