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Stratford Natives Graduate

Four Stratford students earned degrees in the past couple of weeks at their colleges. 

Keene State College will honor the Class of 2014 on May 10 during the College's commencement ceremony. Degrees will be awarded to 1,091 graduates, including Edward L. Bell of Stratford, who graduates with a MS.Keene State College is a preeminent public liberal arts college that ensures student access to world-class academic programs. Integrating academics with real-world application and active community and civic engagement, Keene State College prepares graduates to meet society's challenges by thinking critically, acting creatively, and serving the greater good. To learn more about Keene State College, visit www.keene.edu.

Two Stratford residents will earn undergraduate degrees from Coastal Carolina Ashley Andruski, of Stratford, CT, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Resort Tourism Management.  Anthony Bryant, also of Stratford, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 66 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master's degree programs in accountancy, business administration, education, marine and wetland studies, and writing. The University will offer its first Ph.D. program, in marine science, in fall 2014.

Finally, Stratford resident Zach McIntosh was inducted into the Order of the Engineer on April 30 after completing study at the University of Rhode Islands, along with 102 other engineering students in the program.  The students became the first group from the state's flagship university to join the national professional organization and established the first Link (chapter) in Rhode Island.During the Ring Ceremony, each student formally accepted the Obligation of an Engineer and received a stainless steel ring. Worn on the little finger of the working hand, the ring symbolizes a commitment to engineering and the obligation. The obligation contains ethical standards from major engineering societies and a pledge to serve humanity by making the best use of the Earth's resources.

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