May 7, 2001
Plymouth State College will hold its 130th undergraduate commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. The ceremony will be held on Currier Memorial Field, weather permitting, and honor 591 graduates.
Former Boston University hockey player, Travis Roy, will deliver the commencement address. Roy, who was injured in the first 11 seconds of his college hockey career and is now a quadriplegic, received his degree in communications last year. “I want to encourage the graduates to be lifelong learners. Even though they will be receiving their diplomas, their education is just beginning,” he says.
Following Roy’s address, Professor Robert Fitzpatrick, reference librarian and coordinator of library instruction, will receive the PSC Distinguished Teaching Award from President Donald Wharton. The recipient of this annual award is nominated by his or her colleagues. Says Director of Lamson Library Todd Trevorrow, “Bob Fitzpatrick has clearly demonstrated his substantial talents as a teacher through library instruction sessions that have reached thousands of Plymouth students at different stages in their academic careers.”
President Wharton will preside over the conferral of degrees to the 591 graduates. The ceremony will end with the faculty recessional.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Foley Gymnasium. Seating will be limited to two guests per graduate, but the ceremony will be simulcast to Silver Hall and the Hartman Union.