American International College Awards Degrees To Local Residents

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Students from as far away as California and as old as 62 years of age were among those receiving degrees at the 2012 Commencement Ceremony of American International College in Springfield, Mass., on Sunday, May 20.

More than 330 undergraduate degrees and some 850 graduate diplomas were awarded, including the first degrees in the college’s Doctor of Education program.

Michael Polt, U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, and Frank Colaccino, CEO of the Colvest Group, were the speakers and received honorary degrees during the ceremony.

  • Nathaniel Thompson of Elizabeth, a Public Administration (MPA) major, was awarded a Master of Public Administration degree.
  • Lashelle Bunion of Linden, a Liberal Studies (BA) major, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Edwin William of Linden, a Communications (BA) major, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The students from the Class of 2012 represented more than 15 U.S. states and 10 foreign countries, including Canada, India, Russia, Spain, Kenya, China, Ghana, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, and Poland.

American International College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the schools of Arts, Sciences and Education, Business Administration, Health Sciences and Continuing Education.

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