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Commencement Platform Officials

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Posted: Monday Dec 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013

Saint Vincent College held its ninth December commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Gymnasium on the campus of Saint Vincent College, Latrobe (Westmoreland County).

One hundred and twenty-one graduates received bachelors and masters degrees in a traditional public ceremony marking the completion of their studies at Saint Vincent College.

Hedda Sharapan, director of early childhood initiatives for The Fred Rogers Company, was the principal speaker and was honored by Saint Vincent College president Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., with the conferral of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

Platform participants, from left, were Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., director of campus ministry; Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., archabbot and chancellor, Saint Vincent College; Hedda Sharapan, honorary doctoral degree recipient and commencement speaker; Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, Saint Vincent College; and Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean, Saint Vincent College.

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