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Academic Convocation took place on September 1, 2021. Recap the ceremony below.
Worcester State University’s Academic Convocation officially welcomes new students into our academic community and fosters a sense of belonging. Convocation is literally a “calling together” of all new students. It is a formal academic ceremony that, together with Commencement, will serve as bookends to your time here at Worcester State. Convocation serves to officially welcome you to the academic core of your university experience. We hope that this event will serve as an opportunity to gain an appreciation for the university’s values and traditions.
Convocation is also designed to inspire your commitment to excellence within an academic community of students, faculty, and staff. You will be introduced at this time to some of the many individuals here to support your learning and intellectual development.
The ceremony was led by the following stage part members and speakers:
Dr. Noah Dion, Academic Affairs
Professor Michael Hachey, Visual & Performing Arts
Renee Mercier, Class of 2022
President Barry Maloney
Dr. Samuel O’Connell, President of the Massachusetts State College Association Worcester Chapter
Karen Shalev, SGA President and Class of 2022
Geovanna Diaz Chavez, Class of 2012
Dr. Katie Frazier, Psychology
Dr. Linda Larrivee, Dean of Education, Health, and Natural SciencesDr. Raynold Lewis, Dean of Education, Liberal and Interdisciplinary StudiesDr. Russ Pottle, Dean of Humanities and Social SciencesDr. Lois Wims, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs