Commencement 2019


Congratulations to the Class of 2019


“Today you graduate as responsible, ethical and service-orientated leaders. There is a call for you in this ever-changing and complicated world. Embrace that call as there is a vital need for you to do something greater.” – President Mary Lou Retelle


On Saturday, May 11th, Anna Maria College proudly held its 70th Commencement Exercises in Worcester, Massachusetts. Under a bluebird sky, 190 exuberant undergraduate students with brand new bachelor degrees in hand, along with 82 newly minted master’s degree recipients, poured out of the Hanover Theatre and into their future. We are so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. We will miss the privilege of seeing your shining faces, hearing your laughter, and enjoying your company on a daily basis. As the newest members of our strong alumni network, we hope that you will come back often so that we can say with a knowing smile that “we knew you when.”


Honorary Degree Recipients

Claudia Margret Nassef Paul, Doctor of Human Service

Francis R. Carroll, Doctor of Public Administration


Special Awards

Bishop Timothy Harrington Award

Kristan L. Richardson, Tewksbury 

BS in Nursing


Sister Yvette Bellerose Award

Kaylee Elizabeth Marshall, Ware

BA Psychology


Dr. Bernadette Madore Award

Colleen Rose Bogonovich, Athol

BA in Social Work; 4.0 GPA


Click here for images from the 2019 Commencement Services