UNH'S Thompson School Holds
Commencement Ceremony May 15
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
May 12, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- The Thompson School of Applied Science at the University
of New Hampshire will hold its commencement ceremony Saturday, May
15, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the Lundholm Gymnasium.
The degree of Associate in Applied Science will be conferred on
approximately 140 graduates of the Thompson School. Graduates will
have completed a two-year course of study in applied animal science,
applied business management, civil technology, community service
and leadership, food services management, forest technology, or
Professor John Bozak, Jr., faculty marshal, will lead the procession
and open the ceremonies by sharing some “words of inspiration
and reflection.” Anna Pape, graduating from the applied animal
science dairy management program, and Stephen Eisenhaure, graduating
from the forest technology program, will serve as co-student marshals
for the Class of 2004. The platform party will include University
System of New Hampshire trustees, senior university officials and
The commencement speaker will be Sari Grossman, director of merchandise
for international men's apparel for The Timberland Company. Her
address is entitled “Doing Well and Doing Good.”
Grossman, a Hudson native, earned her Associate in Applied Science
degree in business management from UNH's Thompson School in 1990
and her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Boston's
Suffolk University in 1993. She has spent most of her career in
the fashion industry. For the past seven years she has worked for
The Timberland Company, an international manufacturer, distributor
and retailer of footwear, apparel and accessories.
Regina Smick-Attisano, director of the Thompson School of Applied
Science, assisted by William Trumble, dean of the College of Life
Sciences and Agriculture, will announce student recipients of several
awards, including the Scholastic Achievement Award, Student Achievement
Award, Leadership and Scholarship Award, the Stacey Cole Endowed
Scholarship Award and the Director's Non-traditional Student Award.
Alabastar Blue, an a cappella singing group at UNH who will also
lead the assembly in the Alma Mater, will sing a music selection.
Following the presentation of the candidates by Smick-Attisano,
UNH President Ann Weaver Hart will confer the degrees.
To conclude the ceremony, the graduates will be welcomed into the
UNH Alumni Association.