Class of 2014
We are pleased to provide you with this information about commencement and all the activities and events that will be held to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 am. We anticipate that over 600 undergraduate and graduate students and their families and friends will participate in the ceremony. This website should be your source of the most up-to-date information on all things related to commencement. Please check back often throughout the semester for updates and more information. We look forward to celebrating your outstanding achievements at this memorable occasion. Congratulations to the Class of 2014!
From the Alumni Council President
As President of Endicott College’s Alumni Council, it will be my honor and privilege on May 24 to welcome you, members of the Class of 2014, to Endicott’s Alumni Association. Commencement is a time to recognize your hard work and accomplishments over the past few years here. As you prepare for your post-graduation plans, I urge you to stay connected to the Alumni Association which is a powerful network with over 19,000 members located all throughout the world. Best wishes as you complete your final semester at Endicott. I look forward to seeing each one of you at Commencement!
Cheryl Vickery '79
Anne Mosle is the 2014 Endicott commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate. She is a vice president at the Aspen Institute and executive director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. She is a leading thinker, advocate, and voice in building pathways to opportunity for low income families and women. With 20 years’ experience in policy and philanthropy, Anne has been recognized as Washingtonian of the Year, Ms. Magazine Woman to Watch, and as a Visionary Philanthropist.
In her current role at the Aspen Institute, she directs Ascend, the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move vulnerable families towards educational success and economic security. Ascend has been a national leader in catalyzing a two-generation approach to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Prior to the Aspen Institute, Anne served as a vice president and officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as the president of the Washington Area Women's Foundation, and as a senior vice president at the Center for Policy Alternatives. She has organized major summits at The White House and 10 Downing Street. Anne holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Richmond and has completed graduate coursework at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Martha C. Farmer, PhD is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the 2014 Endicott commencement ceremony. She is the President, CEO, and Co-founder of North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV), a non-profit business incubator for life sciences and cleantech start-ups in Beverly, MA. NSIV helps nurture innovative early-stage companies by connecting them with assets such as shared physical resources, sponsor services, and experienced entrepreneurs and investment advisers.
Prior to founding NSIV Martha had a consulting practice in medical ethics and drug development. She serves on the Institutional Review Board and the Ethics Committee of Northeast Hospital Systems. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of Endicott College, the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Community College, and on the Boards of Directors of the North Shore Technology Council and the Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore.
Formerly with Baxter Healthcare’s Hemoglobin Therapeutics Division, she transitioned from managing the research laboratory to directing product development, communications and business development. Subsequently she consulted in clinical trial planning and analysis for two small public companies in the hemoglobin therapeutics field, Hemosol and Biopure. She co-founded the radiopharmaceutical start-up, BetaGamma LLC, serving as Vice President of Marketing. She also served as bioethics adviser to StemCore, a stem cell research review startup.
Dr. Farmer obtained a B.S. in zoology and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from Duke University. She did postdoctoral training in biophysics at Johns Hopkins University and was a fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard University. She is an author on more than 30 publications and three patents.