GRANVILLE, Ohio–A Rahway student was among the 513 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University’s 171st commencement on Sunday, May 13. Jerome Arthur Price of Rahway (was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison by President Dale Thomas Knobel.
Price graduated with a double major in history and Black Studies. He received the Dr. Betty Lovelace Scholarship and the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Price was active with the Black Student Union, Denisonians for Obama and served as the Denison Community Association’s (DCA) Service for Scholars co-founder and DCA After School Mentoring and Tutoring. Price also participated in Gospel Choir, Tehillah, Agape Christian Fellowship, Student Conduct Board and America Reads. He served as a Class Governor, head resident and as a senior interviewer for the Admissions Department.
During the ceremonies, Nicholas Anthony Pandolfi delivered the senior class address, “Auto-Cartography.” In addition, senior co-governors Christopher Cole Black and Mary Kate O’Keefe McCarthy announced the senior class gift. Special guest John Churchill, the national secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa society, recognized the 100th anniversary of Denison’s Theta of Ohio chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Ellen Gould Chadwick, a member of the Denison class of 1975, delivered the commencement address, “Better Than You Left It.”
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in research, civic engagement, and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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