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Yesterday's commencements

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE

Worcester

GRADUATES: 593

DEGREES: Bachelor's, master's, and certificates

SPEAKERS: Ralph McInerny , the Michael P. Grace professor of medieval studies and a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and Thomas Plough, retiring Assumption College president

HONORARY DEGREES: McInerny, Plough, Janet Testa, and Monty Plough

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Boston

GRADUATES: 883

DEGREES: Bachelor's and honorary

SPEAKER: Gloria Estefan

HONORARY DEGREES: Gloria and Emilio Estefan ; Dave Howell Evans, U2 guitarist and songwriter known as The Edge ; and jazz pianist Andrew Hill

EMMANUEL COLLEGE

Boston

GRADUATES: 540

DEGREES: Bachelor's and master's

SPEAKER: Jon Meacham , editor of Newsweek magazine

HONORARY DEGREES: Meacham; Dr. Jim O'Connell , president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program ; and Sr. Sylvia Thibodeaux , former Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Holy Family

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

North Adams

GRADUATES: 328

DEGREES: Bachelor's, master's, and certificates

SPEAKER: Attorney General Martha Coakley

HONORARY DEGREES: US Representative John W. Olver ; Nancy Fitzpatrick , second-generation hotelier and Berkshire County businesswoman; and Stephen Long Jr ., former vice president and executive assistant to the college

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DEAN COLLEGE

Franklin

GRADUATES: 290

DEGREES: Associate's and bachelor's

BECKER COLLEGE,

Worcester

GRADUATES: 339

DEGREES: Bachelor's and associate's

SPEAKER: David Massad Sr. , developer.

THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY

Boston

GRADUATES: 153

DEGREES: Master's, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor's, conservatory diploma, and graduate performance diploma

SPEAKER: Bill Russell , Broadway composer and director, and Nicholas Paleologos , executive director of the Massachusetts Film Office

HONORARY DEGREES: Russell, Paleologos

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE

Quincy

GRADUATES: 203

DEGREES: Master's, bachelor's, and associate's

SPEAKER: Dr. Jerry Lambert , education commissioner, International Board of Education, Church of the Nazarene

FISHER COLLEGE

Boston

GRADUATES: 118

DEGREES: Bachelor's and associate's.

SPEAKER: state Senator Jarrett T. Barrios

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Boston

GRADUATES: 122

DEGREES: Bachelor's and associate's.

SPEAKER: John F. Fish , Suffolk Construction Co.

HONORARY DEGREES: Fish and Robert H. Swanson Jr., founder and CEO of Linear Technology

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