Gorell, Nowacki Graduate from Champlain

Champlain College's 138th Commencement was held at Edmunds Field in Burlington, Vt on Saturday, May 14. A total of 537 undergraduates received their associate and bachelors degrees during the ceremony. Students who received their degrees from Champlain College include Elena Gorell and Amanda Nowacki of Pleasantville.

Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman lauded the students with a a long list of accomplishments the Class of 2016 has accomplished during their years at Champlain. In addition, honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees were presented to Vermont musician Grace Potter and renowned author Katherine Paterson. Major Chris Gookin, '99, State Public Affairs Officer for the Vermont National Guard, offered the Alumni Welcome to the graduates and their families. Nina Knorr, '16, a professional writing major in the Division of Communication and Creative Media delivered the Senior address.

~~Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for 2016 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Champlain was named the #1 "Most Innovative School" in the North by the U.S. News and World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges and #14 in the overall list of "Best Regional Colleges in the North. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.


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