Three R.I. Institutions Award Advanced Degrees ; Higher Education

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PROVIDENCE -- Graduate students received degrees Thursday from three Rhode Island institutions of higher learning.

Rhode Island College presented advanced degrees to 284 recipients at the college's Murray Center.

Jennifer E. Duffy, senior editor of The Cook Political Report, received an honorary doctor of social sciences. Duffy, a native Rhode Islander and a graduate of Georgetown University, delivered the commencement address.

Leslie Y. Gutterman, senior rabbi at Temple Beth-El in Providence, received an honorary doctor of humanities.

A record nine Ph.D. degrees were awarded through a joint Rhode Island College/URI program.

Lorne Adrain, chairman of the Board of Governors for Higher Education, delivered greetings on behalf of the board.

RIC President Nancy Carriuolo told the new graduates, "I'm proud that you chose to continue your educational journey here at Rhode Island College. Many of you have juggled countless responsibilities to obtain your advanced degree. You are now armed with the knowledge you need to further your career, meet new challenges, and realize your fullest potential."

At Johnson & Wales University, 386 diplomas were awarded during the 26th commencement of the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Of these, 346 were in business administration.

The commencement speaker, Charles M. Cook, senior vice president of university affairs at Johnson & Wales, received an honorary doctorate of education in educational leadership. …


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