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2022 Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6pm
Wellesley Hills Campus

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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, Pronouns (He/Him/His), is the President & Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG). Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant for over 37 years. He serves as an invited instructor in the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is the President and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and a Past President of the American College Personnel Association. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Delta Kappa, and a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Dr. Washington also serves as the Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is an Elder in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement. Known as the “The Engagement Specialist,” he sees himself as an instrument of change.

Dr. Washington earned his B.S. degree from Slippery Rock State College; double Master of Science degrees from Indiana University at Bloomington; a Master of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity; and a Ph.D. in College Student Development from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is the grandfather of seven and great uncle to eight. His hobbies include his grandchildren, cooking, music, laundry, and binge-watching TV programs.

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Naomi Adamsky Naomi Adamsky of Newton, MA has been selected as the Student Commencement Speaker at the 60th Commencement Exercises of MassBay Community College. Naomi will graduate with an Associate of Science Degree in General Science during the ceremony.

Adamsky enrolled at MassBay directly after high school, but decided to step away and work full-time, taking time to determine what she truly wanted for her future. Naomi eventually decided to finish what she started and enthusiastically resumed her college career. “I thought I had failed, but after returning to college and enjoying my classes the second time around, I ultimately walked away stronger and more aware of where I wanted to go in life. Taking that time away to discover what I really wanted to do was life-changing.”

When Adamsky addresses her fellow graduates and the MassBay community at Commencement, her speech will focus on “the times in our lives when we feel we may have failed and how much it hurts us to fail, it’s part of life, and how we learn and grow from these challenges help shape us and our futures.” She hopes the “graduates look at their journeys and reflect on how much they have learned and gained from their own experiences.

Adamsky has been on the Dean’s List every semester she has been at MassBay and currently, holds a 3.9 GPA, and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Adamsky will earn her Associate in Science in general studies and will transfer to Simmons University in Boston, MA to pursue her bachelor’s degree in information technology.

COMMENCEMENT SINGER

Tahlia Butler Tahlia Butler of Bedford, MA has been selected to sing the national anthem at the 60th Commencement Exercises of MassBay Community College. Tahlia is a current general studies student.

“I am excited for the opportunity to represent the students of MassBay and to honor our 2022 graduates,” said Butler. “It is also, really cool to be singing with The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.” The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra has been MassBay’s orchestra-in-residence since 1984.

Butler always loved singing and being involved in theater. During her middle and high school years, she participated in school choir programs. Since starting at MassBay in fall 2021, Butler has been involved in campus life. She is a senator in the Student Government Association, president of the MassBay Film Society, and student ambassador for the Students of Color Program. She recently completed MassBay’s Leadership Engagement and Development (LEAD) program and is an advocate for mental health, especially amongst her peers.

Butler is scheduled to graduate from MassBay in May 2023 and will transfer to a four-year university to pursue her bachelor’s degree.

DIPLOMAS

Actual diplomas will not be given out at Commencement. They will be mailed to the graduates’ addresses.

PHOTOGRAPHY

A professional photographer will be on hand to take each graduate’s photo; these photos will be available for purchase after the event. Check the MassBay website for more information. In addition, a dedicated setting will be provided for the graduates and their families to take personal photos after the ceremony.

Please be advised that MassBay Community College will be photographing our graduates before, during, and after the Commencement exercises. We reserve the right to use these images in our marketing campaigns.

For complete information and the latest updates on Commencement activities, please call 781-239-3142.