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ASSUMPTION COLLEGE, WORCESTER

GRADUATES: 644

DEGREES: Bachelor's, master's

SPEAKER: Elena Borislavova Poptodorova, Bulgarian ambassador to the United States

HONORARY DEGREES: Poptodorova; the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, president of Catholic Charities; Annette Rafferty, founder of Abby's House

BECKER COLLEGE, WORCESTER

GRADUATES: 333

DEGREES: Bachelor's, associate's

SPEAKER: Mayor Timothy P. Murray of Worcester

HONORARY DEGREES: Murray; Michael E. Jesanis, chairman of the Becker Board of Trustees, president of National Grid USA

BOSTON CONSERVATORY, BOSTON

GRADUATES: 149

DEGREES: Bachelor's, performance diplomas, master's

SPEAKER: Geeta Abad, graduating senior

HONORARY DEGREES: Yuriko, professional dancer

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BOSTON

GRADUATES: 112

DEGREES: Associate's, bachelor's

SPEAKER: Howard Levine, alumnus and member of Board of Trustees

HONORARY DEGREES: Levine; Edward O'Leary, class of 1948

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, NORTH ADAMS

GRADUATES:350

DEGREES: Bachelor's, master's, certificates of advanced graduate study

SPEAKER: Senator Edward Kennedy

HONORARY DEGREES: Kennedy; Ella Baff, executive director of Jacob's Pillow; Edward Lawton, class of 1955, College of Charleston professor; James Zilinski, former president and chief executive officer of Berkshire Life, Inc.

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, BOSTON

GRADUATES: 800

DEGREES: Bachelor's, performance diplomas

SPEAKER: Melissa Etheridge, singer-songwriter

HONORARY DEGREES: Etheridge; Aretha Franklin; Elliot Scheiner, producer; Andy McGhee, professor emeritus at Berklee

DEAN COLLEGE, FRANKLIN

GRADUATES: 319

DEGREES: Associate's, bachelor's

SPEAKER: Michael A. Jones, chairman of the board of trustees for Dean

HONORARY DEGREES: None

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE, QUINCY

GRADUATES: 244

DEGREES:Associate's, bachelor's, master's

SPEAKER: David Bergers, district administrator for the SEC's Boston district office

HONORARY DEGREES: The Rev. Fred Fullerton, pastor at Wollaston Church of the Nazarene; Judge Wavny Toussaint, judge of New York State Family Court, Kings County

EMMANUEL COLLEGE, BOSTON

GRADUATES:517

DEGREES: Bachelor's, master's

SPEAKER: Mitch Albom, author

HONORARY DEGREES: Louise Cash, Emmanuel professor of performance arts; Stacey Lucchino, community leader and volunteer; Dr. Marie McCormick, professor at Harvard School of Public Health

FISHER COLLEGE, BOSTON

GRADUATES: 218

DEGREES: Associate's, bachelor's

SPEAKER: James ''Lou" Gorman, former general manager of the Boston Red Sox

HONORARY DEGREES: None

GORDON COLLEGE, WENHAM

GRADUATES: 390

DEGREES: Bachelor's, master's

SPEAKER: Dr. Michael Guillen, former ABC News science correspondent and author

HONORARY DEGREES: Dr. Stephen Price, physician at Gordon

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