Woodbury College Holds Fall Graduation Ceremonies

first_imgWoodbury College Holds Fall Graduation CeremoniesAuthor, Civic Facilitator Susan Clark Delivers Graduation SpeechMontpelier, Vt.-On Saturday, September 10, 2005, Woodbury College held its2005 Graduation Ceremony at U-32 High School in Montpelier. A total of 46students received degrees and certificates in the fields of mediation andconflict management, paralegal and legal studies, prevention and communitydevelopment, and interdisciplinary studies.Noted Vermont author and civic facilitator Susan Clark delivered thisyear’s graduation speech, “WD 40 and Duct Tape: Rediscovering the Secretsof Community.” Clark described the sense of neighborliness and connection(symbolized by duct tape) that help Vermont’s diverse communities adheretogether. But she emphasized that even more important was Vermonters’tradition of tolerance and respect (symbolized by WD-40) that smooth ourinteractions and help our citizens work together through difficult times.Clark noted that through its programs in community development,facilitation. Law and mediation, Woodbury College is graduating communitymembers ideally equipped to strengthen communities – critical in today’stroubled world.”Woodbury College President Larry Mandell also spoke to the assembledgraduates and their families. Noting that this is Woodbury’s 30thanniversary, President Mandell also reminded graduates of the significanceof their accomplishment at Woodbury. “Sometimes when I’m talking with people, they tell me that they wish they had someone in their town who was a Woodbury graduate. What they are saying is that Woodbury grads have a strong sense of community, about caring about one another. As you return to your towns with new skills and knowledge, also bring with you your understanding of the importance of community. Your neighbors will appreciate it and your town will be better off because of it.”Woodbury College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees aswell as Certificate Programs. For nearly 30 years Woodbury has beenhelping adults change their lives, and help their communities at the sametime. Woodbury is unique in its strong emphasis on practice-based highereducation for adults to ensure that graduates achieve both academicexcellence and actual experience in their fields. Woodbury offers achallenging but supportive learning environment for students to preparefor fulfilling new careers in mediation, human services, prevention,community development, paralegal, pre-law, advocacy, and conflictmanagement.-30-last_img read more

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Other Sports World silver-medallist Sonia Lather advances to quarters after defeating Jelena

first_img New Delhi: The former World silver-medallist Sonia Lather was among the three Indian Women boxers who advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 70th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Sonia Lather clinched victory in the 57 kg category. On the other hand, the men were off to a disappointing start as they lost their respective games. World Championships bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Pwilao Basumatari (64kg) also made their respective way to the quarters of the prestigious European event on Thursday. The crackerjack of an encounter between Sonia Lather, and Serbia’s Jelena was dominated by former over latter, finishing with a scoreline 5-0. Sonia Lather, who is also a two-time Asian silver-medallist will be up against American Yarisel Ramirez. This remains to be seen if she manages to continue her form. On the other hand, Borgohain, a gold-medallist from the Indian Open last year, got the better of Australian Jessica Messina. Basumatari endured a stiffer challenge in Bulgarian Melis Yonuzova before prevailing 3-2. She will have a tougher challenge in the quarters as she plays Croatia’s Marija Malencia.  However, there was a disappointment for the country’s men with former Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and rookie Harsh Lakra (81kg) bowing out following opening-round losses. Jangra lost 0-5 to Ukraine’s Viktor Petrov, while Lakra was beaten by Azerbaijan’s Rauf Rahimov.India’s best ever medal haul at the competition stands at 11, which was fetched last year. India will be hoping to emerge victoriously and fetch more medals than before. More than 300 boxers from over 40 nations are competing in the ongoing edition.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Sonia Lather advances to quarter-finals after beating Serbia’s Jelena. Men didn’t have a great outing at the 70th Strandja Memorial Tournament.India’s best ever medal haul at the competition stands at 11.last_img read more

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