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Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis of Greece (center), a graduate of Tufts University, received an honorary doctorate from trustee emeritus Michael Jaharis (L) and James Stern, chairman of the board of trustees.
At left, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis of Greece (center), a graduate of Tufts University, received an honorary doctorate from trustee emeritus Michael Jaharis (L) and James Stern, chairman of the board of trustees. Above, Marilinda Garcia took degrees from Tufts and the New England Conservatory of Music.
At left, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis of Greece (center), a graduate of Tufts University, received an honorary doctorate from trustee emeritus Michael Jaharis (L) and James Stern, chairman of the board of trustees. Above, Marilinda Garcia took degrees from Tufts and the New England Conservatory of Music. (Globe Staff Photos / Mark Wilson)

Commencements

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Undergraduate Commencement
GRADUATES: 4,000
DEGREES: bachelor's
SPEAKERS: Chancellor John V. Lombardi; Jack M. Wilson, president of UMass
HONORARY DEGREES: Douglas Berthiaume, CEO of Waters Corporation of Milford; Heriberto Flores, former executive director of the New England Farm Workers Council

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth
GRADUATES: 1,471
DEGREES: bachelor's, master's
SPEAKER: Brian Helgeland, screenwriter
HONORARY DEGREES: Helgeland; Luis Pedroso, businessman; Diane Middlebrook, biographer

Framingham State, Framingham
GRADUATES: 1,198
DEGREES: bachelor's, master's
SPEAKER: Shonda Schilling, founder of the SHADE Foundation
HONORARY DEGREES: Schilling; Dr. Robert Grant, retiring faculty member

Amherst College, Amherst
GRADUATES: 409
DEGREES: bachelor's
SPEAKER: Anthony W. Marx, Amherst president
HONORARY DEGREES: Kazuo Asakai, Japanese ambassador to the European Union; Shigeru Ban, architect; Natalie Zemon Davis, historian and author; Paul E. Farmer, physician and health activist; Senator John Glenn, former astronaut; Amy Rosenzweig, biochemist; Robert Stone, novelist; William Julius Wilson, sociologist

Boston University, Boston
GRADUATES: 5,436
DEGREES: associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorates, PhD
SPEAKER: Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan president
HONORARY DEGREES: Karzai; Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, theoretical physicist; Senator John F. Kerry; former EPA administrator Christy Todd Whitman; David Aronson, artist; John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox; Edward Zander, chairman and CEO of Motorola

Brandeis University, Waltham
GRADUATES: 998
DEGREES: bachelor's, master's, doctorates
SPEAKER: Margaret H. Marshall, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
HONORARY DEGREES: Marshall; NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw; Ha Jin, author; Roderick Mackinnon, recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry; Representative Edward J. Markey; Lily Safra, philanthropist

Clark University, Worcester
GRADUATES: 803
DEGREES: bachelor's, master's, doctorates
SPEAKER: David S. Broder, journalist
HONORARY DEGREES: Broder; Mary Walsh, educator and children's advocate; Sam Bass Warner, professor; E. O. Wilson, professor

Merrimack College, North Andover
GRADUATES: 508
DEGREES: associate's, bachelor's, master's
SPEAKER: Oral Lee Brown, philanthropist; Reverend Robert F. Prevost, O.S.A.
HONORARY DEGREES: Brown, Prevost

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley
GRADUATES: 557
SPEAKER: Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio
HONORARY DEGREES: Totenberg; Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College;
Barbara Wilson, program manager for the Center for Space Microelectronics Technology, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; AIDS activist Krisana Kraisintu

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston
GRADUATES: 245
DEGREES: bachelor's of music, master's of music, doctorate of music, diploma, artist diploma
SPEAKER: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
HONORARY DEGREES: Gardiner; Maynard Solomon, Beethoven scholar; George Russell, jazz musician; Bernard Greenhouse, cellist

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
GRADUATES: 195
DEGREES: bachelor's, master's
SPEAKER: Vito Acconci, artist and architect
HONORARY DEGREES: None

Stonehill College, Easton
GRADUATES: 600
DEGREES: bachelor's, master's
SPEAKER: the Rev. Edward (Monk) A. Malloy Jr., president of University of Notre Dame
HONORARY DEGREES: Malloy; Anne M. Finucane, president, northeast, for Bank of America; Peter Meade, executive vice president for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Donald E. Rodman, president and director of the Rodman Auto Group

Suffolk University, Boston
GRADUATES: 1,117
DEGREES: associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorates
SPEAKER: Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico
HONORARY DEGREES: Richardson; Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi; Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Wheelock College president; Douglas W. Nelson, president of The Annie E. Casey Foundation; P. Leo Corcoran, partner, John M. Corcoran & Company

Law School Commencement
GRADUATES: 460
DEGREES: juris doctorates, master of laws
SPEAKER: Senator Joseph R. Biden of Delaware
HONORARY DEGREES: Biden; Michael S. Greco, president-elect of the American Bar Association; Stuart Kwoh, president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California; Regina L. Quinlan, associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court

Tufts University, Medford
GRADUATES: 2,163
DEGREES: bachelor's, master's, doctorates
SPEAKER: Kostas Karamanlis, prime minister of Greece
HONORARY DEGREES: Karamanlis; William Hurt, actor; Tadatoshi Akiba, mayor of Hiroshima; James O. Freedman, former Dartmouth College president; Ann M. Graybiel, National Medal of Science winner

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