UConn's CLAS Graduation Marks End of a Journey for 2,700 Students [VIDEO]

Commencement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest college at UConn, was divided into two ceremonies Sunday, May 6, at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.


Thousands of family and friends watched on Sunday afternoon as nearly 2,700 students from the ’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) became UConn graduates during commencement ceremonies at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

Representing 55 different majors from 23 departments, students received their diplomas in dual ceremonies Sunday in disciplines ranging from journalism, psychology and political science to communications, human development and family studies.

Students were addressed by Cindy Luo, a graduating senior from Madison, a dual-degree student with majors in linguistics and philosophy, classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and English. UConn President Susan Herbst delivered the keynote address.

"College is only the first step, a place where our budding interests are nurtured and developed," Luo said. "Keep on learning. Be flexible. Try something new. But remember yourselves: remember what makes you happy — keeps you going," she said.


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Herbst praised students for their hard work, and urged them to define their own lives.

"I hope you will be able to look back at this brief, precious time spent here at the University of Connecticut as among the best and most rewarding years of your life," Herbst said. "Don’t forget no matter how old you are, you will always be Huskies."

Here are the Bethlehem, Middlebury and Woodbury students who received degrees this weekend:

  • Amanda Carol DeRosa, Bachelor of Science, Bethlehem
  • Vincent Michael Tanuis, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bethlehem
  • Nicole Deanna Gabelman, Bachelor of Science, Middlebury
  • Colleen Cronin Hickey, Bachelor of Science, Middlebury
  • Sang Woo Lee, Doctor of Pharmacy, Middlebury
  • Kathryn Ruth Matasavage, Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury
  • Nicholas Anthony Rodrigues, Bachelor of Science, Middlebury
  • Edward Joseph Ryan, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Middlebury
  • David H. Sanchez, Bachelor of Science, Middlebury
  • David Wu, Bachelor of Science, Middlebury
  • Carly Alyssa Blood, Bachelor of Science, Woodbury
  • Nathan Andrew Bruce, Bachelor of Arts, Woodbury
  • Matthew Ryan Burdick, Bachelor of Science, Woodbury
  • Kathleen Alannah Carey, Bachelor of Science, Woodbury
  • Christina Nicole Computzzi, Bachelor of Science, Woodbury
  • Jennifer Kate DeMuro, Bachelor of Science, Woodbury
  • Shayna Dolores Franco, Associate of Applied Science, Woodbury
  • Rebecca Anne Hawley, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Woodbury
  • Rebecca Anne Hawley, Bachelor of Science, Woodbury
  • Lucas Joseph Hernandez, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Woodbury
  • Lindsey Frances Riordan, Bachelor of Arts, Woodbury
  • Lauren Marie Saalmuller, Bachelor of Arts, Woodbury
  • Jaclyn Denise Schlup, Bachelor of Science, Woodbury
  • Emily Morgan Tritsch, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Woodbury

Did your friend or family member graduate from UConn Sunday? Give them a shout-out in the comments and upload your photos to add them to this gallery!


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