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NewsPress Release: 8/13/02Marlboro College Graduate Center Commencement Set to Honor 50Graduates

BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT –About fifty Marlboro College Graduate Center students will receive their Master’s degrees at commencement on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the Persons Auditorium at Marlboro College’s undergraduate campus in Marlboro, Vermont.

Admissions Director Margaret Donahue said the Grad Center’s fifth graduating class has included an amazing group of students.

“Our students have a remarkable mix of keen intellect, scientific and social curiosity, and the mental preparedness necessary to excel both as individuals and in their future careers,” she said.

Included in this year’s graduating class are several locals such as Tim Chock, the owner of the Brattleboro Bicycle Shop and Lisa Brooks, an art teacher at Whitingham School.

All of the graduates completed capstone projects, part of the coursework in the Graduate Center programs, in order to graduate. The idea behind the capstone is to find something currently used in today’s business world and improve it with the use of new technology knowledge gained through the program.

Chock, a member of the Building a Better Brattleboro Committee, based his project on a national website aimed at promoting Main Street across the country. Brooks’ project was putting two full courses completely online.

The Graduate Center of Marlboro College provides four year-long master's degree programs -- Systems Integration Management, Internet Strategy Management, Teaching with Internet Technologies, and Internet Engineering. The Technology Center also features an incubator for start-up and existing technology companies and a launch pad for Graduate Center alumni with viable business plans for new tech companies.

Anyone interested in learning more about degrees or programs offered at the Grad Center should visit www.gradcenter.marlboro.edu or call toll free 1 (888) 258-5665. The Graduate Center is located at 28 Vernon St. in Brattleboro.

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