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School of Law Class of 2017

Western New England University School of Law - Commencement 2017 - May 21, 2017


The School of Law held their commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Alumni Health for Living Center located on the Western New England University campus. The 109 happy graduates filled the center with their families and friends. The ceremony started promptly at 2:00 p.m. with a Scottish pipe player leading the procession into the center, followed by the singing of the National Anthem with remarks by the Board of Trustees Chairman, Michael A. Serafino ’77 and Anthony S. Caprio, President of the University. Evan T. Robinson, Dean of the College of Pharmacy presented an honorary degree to Dr. James S. Withers, 2015 CNN Hero of the Year, Operation Safety Net.  Dr. Withers presented a short video and made emotionally moving remarks about his work that inspired the graduates and the audience. The ceremony concluded with an inspirational song and conferral of degrees and diplomas.