2015 Graduate Profile

Dennis Fitzgerald

Hometown: Brookfield, Conn.

Hometown: Brookfield, Connecticut

Major:  Nursing

WCSU Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Activities: Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Alpha Chapter; organize/volunteer at various Sigma Theta Tau events; avid long-distance runner who will complete ninth marathon (26.2 miles) at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival on May 3, 2015; completed the JFK 50 mile race in November 2013 & November 2014; has run for charity at different events in the area; and full-time Unit Coordinator/Patient Care Technician on Orthopedic/Neurosurgery/Trauma Unit at Danbury Hospital .... [read more...]

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Commencement 2015 Recap

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Undergraduate commencement video

Graduate commencement video

Commencement Recap

About 780 students received undergraduate degrees as friends, families and loved ones looked on proudly on Sunday, May 10, during Western's 117th commencement, held for the first time at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. Former Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell was the commencement speaker.

At a separate graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 8, in the Feldman Arena of the William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 54 students received graduate and doctoral degrees. The commencement speaker was Sen. Chris Murphy. 

As important as the actual degrees received are the feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction experienced by our graduates. Whether they enrolled at Western upon graduating from high school, after a stint at a community college or other university, or after decades in the workforce — every member of the Class of 2015 had something to celebrate at commencement.

Following are highlights of commencement weekend, in images, video and narrative.

Degree Recipients

Commencement Addresses

  • Graduate speaker - Christopher S. Murphy
  • Undergraduate speaker - Jodi Rell

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