Colby-Sawyer graduates 219, honors alumna
NEW LONDON - A Peterborough resident received Colby-Sawyer College's highest award Saturday as the college graduated 219 students at its 2014 commencement, which began under cloudy skies that cleared as the ceremony went forward.
Nicholas Ciarlante of Stoneham, Mass., a business administration major with a political studies minor, was the senior commencement speaker, having "demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to the college from the moment he arrived on campus," according to college officials.Ciarlante, who served as student government association president for three years, urged his fellow students to continue to succeed, the website said."Whether you plan to pursue an advanced degree or enter employment, I turn to the song of our alma mater, 'Colby Forever. . Colby forever we will never part' and 'as you leave us, it's aloha and not goodbye.'?"
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