At its 216th commencement celebration, spanning multiple ceremonies the weekend of May 20 and 21, the University of Vermont conferred degrees on an estimated 3,228 graduates, including 2,620 bachelor’s, 386 master’s,106 doctoral and 116 medical degree recipients. Among degree recipients are students from 40 states and 97 international students from 21 foreign countries. Approximately 1,116 graduates are from Vermont.

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and one of the country’s leading journalists across more than three decades, delivered the address.

The following local students earned degrees:

Tyler Thran of Jamestown, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks Recreation and Tourism

Hali Chesher of Jamestown, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies

Laura Lansing of Portsmouth, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Greek

Marjorie Snyder of Wakefield, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors – world-class researchers, scholars, and artists – bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,267 undergraduate students; 1,462 graduate students, 915 certificate and non-degree students, and 461 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.

Ryan M. Belmore

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