Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies 2013 Commencement

“Marlboro College has helped me define my new job description,” said Karen Trenosky, a teacher and technology integration specialist at Brattleboro Union High School. “My learning journey has taken off.” Karen received a Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology at the 16th commencement of Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies program. The ceremony celebrated the conferral of 52 master’s degrees in technology, management, and education, as well as four certificates and three bachelor’s degrees in managing information systems. Karen was one of three class speakers, along with Christine Hazzard and Kathleen McNally, who spoke to the direct application of their Marlboro degrees to real world problems. “There are many stories our students have to tell about the power of education on their lives and in their communities,” said Sean Conley, associate dean of graduate and professional studies. The commencement address was delivered by John Ehrenfeld, MIT sustainability scholar and educator who taught in the MBA for Managing Sustainability program for five years.

“Regardless of which program you’re leaving, sustainability is a topic to which you all have to pay close attention,” said John. “Your work at Marlboro will help you cope with the world out there, a hurting world in many respects. You can tend to those injuries in whatever institution you land in, including new enterprises for those graduates choosing an entrepreneurial path. Whatever road you take, I hope it will have a bright, white, center stripe labeled sustainability.”