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Wahconah Regional High Names Top Students for 2019

Anna E. Duquette and Holden M. Nelson have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the 2019 graduating class at Wahconah Regional High School.

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Heroes Unite to Graduate From Berkshire Community College

Heroes unite. Perhaps that is a Harvard graduate working in social work or perhaps it is the two children sitting in the shed at Tanglewood watching their mom delivering the valedictorian address for Berkshire Community College's Commencement.

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Lee High Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for 2019

Graduation ceremonies will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox.

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Congressman Neal Stresses Free Speech at MCLA Commencement

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal urged the new graduates of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to not only hear, but to listen and not to be afraid of encountering alternative opinions.

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Author Jamaica Kincaid Speaking at Simon's Rock Commencement

Jamaica Kincaid, author of a dozen seminal works of fiction and nonfiction, will address graduates at the 50th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. on Blodgett lawn.

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Elms College to Hold 88th Commencement May 18

The commencement speaker is health-care entrepreneur and philanthropist William Lyons III, who will receive an honorary degree. Also receiving honorary degrees will be Savina Martin, co-chair of the Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign, and Kathryn Buckley-Brawner, executive director of Catholic Charities Agency in the Diocese of Springfield.

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Taconic High's Graduation to Be Held at Boys & Girls Club

The first class to graduate from the newly constructed Taconic High School will do so at the Boys and Girls Club. The graduation had typically been held in the high school's gymnasium. However, the new school's gym is smaller than the previous one and last year's graduation was the last one before the former home of the Braves was torn down.

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Ground-Breaking Geneticist Speaking at Williams 230th Commencement

Mary-Claire King, an award-winning geneticist at the University of Washington who first discovered the breast and ovarian cancer gene, will be the principal speaker at Williams College's 230th commencement exercises on Sunday, June 2.

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Senator Markey Speaking at BCC's 59th Commencement

Markey, the state's junior senator, is a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy.

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Congressman Neal to Speak at MCLA 120th Commencement

In addition, Richard Alcombright, mayor of North Adams for four terms, will receive an honorary doctor of public service degree; and Shirley Edgerton, director of Youth Alive Inc., and cultural proficiency coach for Pittsfield Public Schools, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.