Congratulations, Graduates *update*

By 
Patrick O'Connor, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 18, 2009

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 5,863 students in May 2009. Receiving degrees from Dorchester were Pushkar S. Phatak, Master of Science in Investment Management; Alexander K. Ko, Bachelor of Science in Health Science; Hong Nguyen, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics; Francis J. Doyle, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Annie B. Wilcox, Master of Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice Administration; Michael R. Coughlin, Bachelor of Science in Film and Television; Thomas C. Westmoreland, Master of Music in Music Education; Sherley Brice, Master of Social Work in Social Work; Ajibade O. Ashaye, Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management.

Also, Diniz Alves, Master of City Planning in City, Community and Regional Planning; Marceline R. Vilmont, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Cristina M. Todesco, Master of Fine Arts-Theatre in Scenery; Philippe K. Edouard, Juris Doctor in Law; Ian D. Prior, Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law; Michelle M. Dellascio, Bachelor of Science in Health Studies; Madhumita Guha, Master of Arts in Biophysics; April M. Green, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine; Dai Q. Nguyen, Master of Public Health in Environmental Health; Joshua R. Beckmann, Master of Social Work in Epidemiology.

Also, Ryan S. Mcquade, Juris Doctor in Law, Cum Laude; Jameel S. Moore, Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law.

Mattapan residents who graduated included Claudine M. Johnson, Master of Education in Policy,Planning and Administration; and Johnson Nguyen, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Dorchester Residents Graduate from the Winsor School

Two Dorchester residents, Jasmine Brathwaite and Ngoc-Tram Vu, were among 62 accomplished young women who graduated on June 3 from the Winsor School in Boston.

Jasmine Brathwaite, daughter of Lisa and Eric Brathwaite, will attend Drexel University. She was a big sister in the school’s SISTERS mentoring program, an admission tour guide, co-captain of the track and field team, and a member of the cross country team. She was also awarded Winsor’s Cross Country Cup.

Ngoc-Tram Vu, daughter of Van Tam Vu and Hung Minh Vu, will attend Syracuse University. She wrote poetry for The Lamp student literary magazine and worked with several area nonprofits in leadership roles, including The Food Project, The City School, the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment program and the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Youth.
The graduates received their diplomas from Rachel Friis Stettler, director, and Nancy Bader Gardiner, president of the board of trustees. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, was the commencement speaker.

The three schools of the Dorchester Education Complex held graduation this month as the school year comes to an end. The combined number of graduates is 158. Congratulations to all and good luck in the future.

Noonan Business Academy
— Graduation took place on Thursday, June 4 at the school assembly hall. The salutatory address was presented by Tihanny Concepcion and the valedictory by Katty Reyes.

The Graduates:
Carla Bailey
Devon Brown
Vicki Cardona
Steven Carmona
Da’Shawn Carter
Tihanny Concepcion
Reginald Duplessy
Trecell Ellis
Carielle Felix
Janiqwa Foster
Clifford Harrison
Brandon Hicks
Tyron Hollins
Asia Joyner
Jaliel Langston
Jessica Lopes
Carlos Mieses
Tiana Miles
Evanilson Monteiro
Kadeem Powell
Katty Reyes
Ivana Rodriguez
Devon Whitley
Brandon Williams

Academy of Public Service — Graduation took place on Wednesday evening, June 10 at the school assembly hall. The valedictory address was presented by Tatiana Toussaint. Headmaster Rudolph Weekes presented diplomas to 53 graduates:
Bre’aunna Andrade
Chanelle Atkinson
Maria Barbosa
Karmen Bolden
Erica Booker-Garrido
Noor Bosir
Elisha Bray
Colen Brown
Korrey Campbell
James Clary
Joshua Colon
Kadeem Coulter
Isaiah Crosby
Joseph Crowley
Betty Damice
Vanessa Desgranges
Dashawn Dowdy
Georgina Elliott
Yelissa Figueroa-Rosario
Shanee Fox-Buffong
Greenger Gourgue
Iris Guadalupe
Tiffanee Harris
Tai Higginbottom
Dashiana Howell
Melissa Howell
Joseph Mildred
Juan Moldonado-Mendez
Robert Mathis
Keisha McCoy
Craig McDonald
Delia Mendez
Sarah Miranda
Duong Nguyen
Joshua Nixon
Melinda Perez
Samantha Pina
Shane Reed
Kyndra Ricketts
Jessica Rodriguez
Melissa Sanchez
Sabrina Santos
Reshona Smith
Jameka Stoker
Stephon Tate
Tatiana Toussaint
Kiara Vernon
Christina Vick
Kenyetta Whitt
Latoya Williams
Shane Williams
Nadia Wolff

Tech Boston Academy — Graduation took place at historic Faneuil Hall on Thursday evening, June 11. The salutatory address was presented by Ellery Kirkconnell and the valedictory by Hieu Thong. An invited speaker was Dr. J. Keith Motley, chancellor of UMass/Boston. Mary Skipper, headmaster, presented diplomas to 81 graduates:
Leilany Acosta
Savion Allen-Sawyer
Eva Alvarez
Samaria Austin
David Ayala
Quianna Barnwell
Rakaysh Barsatte
Elvis Batiz
Brandon Bellinger
Bruno Berberi
Dejon Berment
Xavier Borrero
Mocha Brown-Wells
Brandon Burke
Raymond Caldwell
Patrick Carey
Darius Carter
Omar Cepeda
Leenette Colon
Lissette Colon
Diva Conway
Daryl Dauphin
Harly Denis
Ismael Depina
Kristian Dodson
Garrell Dortichon
Gerard Duclaire
Kenneth Emiliano
Cleisa Ferreira
Gisselle Flores
Michael Fraine
Berlange Gauthier
Carolina Genao
Darlene Gomez
Ramon Guerrero
Tashawna Hamilton
Libovit Hunda
Peter Ioannilli
James Jones
Nathaniel Jones
Laurence Junior
Kevin Kirby
Ellery Kirkconnell
Guerby Laguerre
Princess Leary
Jianxi Li
Ezequil Lugo
Shao Mei
Victoria Mitchell
Johnny Mui
Damian Murrain
Joshuan Paniagua
Jasmine Perez
Nkiya Perry
Jervaughn Peters
Taija Peterson
Thang Pham
Zadrian Philip
Schnieder Predestin
Jean Prosper
Sabine Prospere
Kidada Quarles
Dean Raev
Daeja Rainey
Paige Redmond
Melissa Remy
Rolando Rieny
Aja Rogers
Devin Rogers
Kenneth Santos
Antwain Sheffield
Shakira Singletary
Darryl Smith
Shawn Stanislaus
Shayla Sullivan
Sidiki Swaray
Kimberly Thomas
Hieu Thong
Brittany Tinsley

Pope John Paul II Academy

COLUMBIA CAMPUS
Joseph Baker
Deandra Barbosa
Sara Centeio
Dawn Cooper
Danika DeOliveira
Emil Diaz
Angjela Gjeluci
Afiya Jones
Norbert Kong
Kevin Lai
Cheyenne Lewis
Brandon Mendez
Tony Nguyen
Arnie Pangilinan
Ashley Rodriguez
Emajhonel Rosario
Pedro Spinola, Jr.
Jessica Thelismond
Jasmine Thermitus
Paula Baker
Debora Benoit
Claudelande Chevallier
Francis Davis
David Dhoray
Juan Fonseca
Brianna Lee
Dennis Lopes
Arinze Manning
Azuka Manning
Karen Morales
Aamira Morris
David Nguyen
Karla Ochoa
Bethany Pires
Alexandra Rosa
Winston Salters
Tristan Sprott
Karshla Vieux

DORCHESTER CENTRAL CAMPUS

Carlos Amado
Alexzandra Baldeo
Kevin Booth
Kaela Clifton
Lucas Figueroa
Omar Gray
Ali Hodge
Ralph Loiseau
Mark Mountain
Angela Nguyen
Haja Savage
Matthew Tallent

LOWER MILLS CAMPUS
Nora Balan
David-James Baptista
Tara Boyer
Marcus Cardwell
Daniel Cueva
Alexander Curry
Amara Dailey
Laura Demezieux
DeJion Evans
Michael Gabelus
Alejandro Hernandez
Godswill Igbokwe
Ashley Jeannot
Wilny Jeune
Bridney Kenol
Philip Maloney
Peter McManus
Jonathan Ramos
Kamiyah Reynolds
Miguel Royes
Raheem Sadler
Prince Unaegbu
David Villard

MATTAPAN
CAMPUS
Ashley Auguste
Jean Bernadin
Jennifer Duplan
Jeffrey Edouard
Alain Francois
Soraya Francois
Joel Georges
Sharaby Irizarry
Ashley Jean
Hazley Jean-Baptiste
Thatiana Jeune
Christina LaPlante
Aleena Malcolm
Widemarkens Michel
Sage Philippe
Cassandra Teneus

NEPONSET CAMPUS
Lillian Anglin
Chanice Ball-McKenney
Haley Charbonnier
Antonio Ciampa
Brendan Costello
Alanah Doherty
Tre Fernandes
Katarina Geezil
Okera Harris
Malique Joseph
Patrick Joyce
Rebecca Kulesza
Amanda McEachern
Patrick Nee
Daniel Schaefer
Danielle Sonia
Caroline Timmons
Jemmi Vo
Matthew Turner
Brandon Williams

Compiled by Patrick O’Connor, Special to the Reporter

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