Graduation ceremonies were this weekend for a number of higher education institutions in Connecticut, including for Western Connecticut State University students.
The 119th Commencement was held at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on Sunday. More than 1,200 undergraduates, 112 masters and 8 doctoral degrees were awarded. This is the third consecutive year that the ceremony will take place at the Fairfield County venue.
Graduating senior Madiha Khan, of Danbury, delivered the Keynote Address. During the ceremony, Khan received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Biochemistry option. She is one of two WCSU students to receive this year’s Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award.
Presidential Medals were awarded to WCSU alumnus Attorney Robert Yamin and Danbury Probate Judge Dianne Yamin.