2013 Graduate Profile
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Mathew Swerdloff

Hometown: New Paltz, N.Y.

Major:  Instructional Leadership

WCSU Degree:  Ed.D.

Activities: : Work full time as director of instructional technology at the Hendrick Hudson School District in Montrose, N.Y.

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Commencement 2013 Recap

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Commencement Recap

About 1,100 students received undergraduate degrees as friends, families and loved ones filled the Westside Athletic Complex stadium on Sunday, May 12, for Western's 115th commencement. Patricia Llodra, first selectman of Newtown, and Dr. Janet Robinson, Newtown superintendent of schools, addressed the graduates.
At a separate graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, in the Feldman Arena of the William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, more than 150 students received graduate degrees. Several educators also received doctoral degrees. The commencement speaker was Juanita T. James, president and CEO of the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

As important as the actual degrees received are the feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction experienced by our graduates. Whether they enrolled at WestConn upon graduating from high school, after a stint at a community college or other university, or after decades in the workforce — every member of the Class of 2013 had something to celebrate at commencement.

Following are highlights of commencement weekend, in images, video and narrative.

Degree Recipients

Commencement Addresses

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