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Judith Jeremiah Karangi, left, who graduated from Antioch University New England Saturday with a master's in environmental studies and her baby son, are congratulated by Julie Dickson, executive assistant to the president. courtesy photo (Courtesy)

Antioch University awards 145 degrees

KEENE — Antioch University New England awarded degrees to 145 graduates and finishers Saturday at Keene Middle School.

More than 800 people attended the commencement exercises.

President David A. Caruso started the ceremony be welcoming the graduates and guests. He also awarded the diplomas.

Oran Hesterman, president and chief executive officer of Fair Food Network, was the commencement speaker. Larry Stone, chair of the Antioch University Board of Governors; Charlton MacVeagh, vice chair of AUNE's board of trustees, and Robert Bull, MS'09, also spoke. Maisie Tyler Rinne, MS '13, led the audience in the Sustainability and Social Justice Pledge.

Tom Burgess, MBA '13, performed a song that he wrote and the Monadnock Brass Quintet also performed music.

Degrees bestowed included 113 master's degrees in applied psychology, education, environmental studies, and management, 25 doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, three doctoral degrees in environmental studies and one certificate in post-master's principal certification.

For the 2012-2013 school year, 288 master's and doctoral degrees and certificates will have been conferred on AUNE students.

Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England in Keene is the oldest of Antioch University's graduate campuses. The university offers doctoral, master's, and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology and serves approximately one thousand students each year.

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