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 schoolâ€™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 Winsorâ€™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 â€” 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.
Academy of Public Service â€” 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:
Tech Boston Academy â€” 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:
Pope John Paul II Academy
Pedro Spinola, Jr.
DORCHESTER CENTRAL CAMPUS
LOWER MILLS CAMPUS
Compiled by Patrick Oâ€™Connor, Special to the Reporter