Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Major: Classical Music Performance (Organ)
WCSU Degree: Bachelor of Music
Buffalo, N.Y., is a long way from Danbury, but the seven-hour journey didn't dissuade classical organist Stephen Price from deciding to come to WestConn. Price had also been accepted to the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio ... [read more...]
2009 Commencement Highlights
More than 980 students received undergraduate degrees as their friends, families and loved ones filled the Westside Athletic Complex stadium on Sunday, May 24, for WestConn’s 111th commencement. Newsweek columnist, author and television analyst Jonathan Alter spoke about leadership themes he learned while researching Franklin Roosevelt for his 2006 book, “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.” Alter was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa.
At a separate graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22, in the Feldman Arena of the William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, 174 students received graduate degrees. Three educators also received doctoral degrees. Michael P. Meotti, commissioner of Higher Education in Connecticut, was the commencement speaker.
As important as the actual degrees received are the feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction experienced by our graduates. Whether they enrolled at WestConn 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 2009 had something to celebrate at commencement.
To follow are highlights of commencement weekend, in images, video and narrative.
WCSU Commencement In the News