Merit Pages News
(July 20, 2022) — Gianni F. Kierkla of Haddam has graduated from Western New England University with a Juris Doctor.
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, the University conferred Graduate and Professional degrees to more than 160 graduates receiving master, law, and doctorate degrees from its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and School of Law.
In his remarks, President Robert E. Johnson challenged the graduates to, “go out and transform the world, touch someone’s life, live your dream, and most importantly, leave the world better than you found it.”
Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally-ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including more than 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.