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Thursday, May 16, 2013

2 top Quinnipiac students are from Ansonia, Seymour

HAMDEN - Two students from the Valley are among those who will graduate at the top of their class on Sunday when Quinnipiac University holds its 82nd undergraduate commencement exercises during two outdoor ceremonies on the Mount Carmel Campus, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.

Ikechukwu E. Umeugo of Ansonia, will receive both the President’s Scholarship Award for being one of four students to have the highest grade point average in the graduating class.
He also will receive the Alumni Association’s Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the School of Business
Umeugo will be among the 734 students who will graduate at the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony for students in the School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences. Jessica Jackley, the founder and former chief marketing officer of KIVA, a microlending site, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree.  
James McGlothlin, chairman and CEO of The United Co., also will receive an honorary degree.

Samantha L. Barracca of Seymour, will receive the Alumni Association’s Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the School of Communications. She will be among the 776 students who will graduate at the 3 p.m. commencement ceremony for students in the School of Communications, School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing.  
Josh Elliott of “Good Morning America” will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree.
 
        Quinnipiac enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences

Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue. 

For information, visit www.quinnipiac.edu. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quinnipiacuniversity and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.



This post is taken from a press release.

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