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UConn's CLAS Graduation Marks End of a Journey for 2,700 Students [VIDEO]

Eleven residents of Canton took part in one of two commencement ceremonies Sunday for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest college at UConn, held at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.

Thousands of family and friends watched on Sunday afternoon as nearly 2,700 students from the ’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) became UConn graduates during commencement ceremonies at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

Representing 55 different majors from 23 departments, students received their diplomas in dual ceremonies Sunday in disciplines ranging from journalism, psychology and political science to communications, human development and family studies. Eleven of the new graduates call Canton home.

Students were addressed by Cindy Luo, a graduating senior from Madison, a dual-degree student with majors in linguistics and philosophy, classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and English. UConn President Susan Herbst delivered the keynote address.

"College is only the first step, a place where our budding interests are nurtured and developed," Luo said. "Keep on learning. Be flexible. Try something new. But remember yourselves: remember what makes you happy – keeps you going," she said.

Herbst praised students for their hard work, and urged them to define their own lives.

"I hope you will be able to look back at this brief, precious time spent here at the University of Connecticut as among the best and most rewarding years of your life," Herbst said. "Don’t forget no matter how old you are, you will always be Huskies."

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Here's the students who live in Canton who received degrees this weekend:

  • Harold Haley Humphrey Burbank, Bachelor of Arts
  • Kimberly Lauren Delkescamp, Bachelor of Arts
  • Bryan Samuel Dunn, Bachelor of Science
  • Dorian Fenczak, Bachelor of Arts
  • Emily Marie Getler, Bachelor of Science
  • Garrett W. Jarvis, Bachelor of General Studies
  • Jason Thomas Pilares, Bachelor of Arts
  • Harold William Scheidel, Bachelor of Science
  • Tyler Daniel Smith, Bachelor of Science
  • Martin Joseph Summa, Bachelor of Science
  • Jasen Derek Watson, Bachelor of Science

Did you have a loved one who graduated from UConn Sunday? Give them a shout-out in the comments, and upload your photos to add them to this gallery!

MarianneBurbank May 07, 2012 at 07:53 PM
It was a fabulous day!!! Our son, Harold Burbank, CHS Class of 2007, graduated with a BS in Psychology with a research track and a Neuroscience minor....Look for him in the photos above!....Marianne Burbank
MarianneBurbank May 07, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Oops! Forgot to say Harold is also in the International Psychology Honor Society....

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