Quantcast

Graduation day at UVM - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Graduation day at UVM

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy UVM Courtesy UVM
BURLINGTON, Vt. -

College graduation season is in full swing -- and Sunday in Burlington it was a big one.   A crowd of nearly 10,000 attended the 211th commencement ceremony at the University of Vermont.

In all, more than 3,250 graduates received degrees Sunday, including 2,577 bachelor's, 439 master's and 122 PHD's.  Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis  delivered the commencement address for the undergraduates.  

Sunday afternoon UVM also honored the state's newest physicians. As is customary, America the Beautiful filled the Ira Allen Chapel to begin the commencement ceremony for the new doctors.  A total of 106 diplomas were handed out from the College of Medicine.  Pediatrics is the most popular specialty this year.  Proud parents and friends packed the Chapel.  

"I am looking forward to my future," said Haddon Pantel of Windsor. "I had a great time here at UVM for the last four years and I am looking forward to the opportunities -- just advancing my training and seeing new and interesting things... ...A lot has to do with my mom.  She's a diabetic, so growing up I saw how important medical care was to her.  And I've always loved science, so I think it is a great way to integrate using science and helping people."

"Ever since I was a small child I have been interested in medicine.  I was sick when I was a kid and there are a lot of really good doctors in this state.  They helped me and my family a lot and I have always wanted to give back and help others," said Delia Horn of Shrewsbury: "It's been a really long road and lots of years of training and I'm really excited to finally be a doctor."

Fourteen of the 106 new doctors will be doing their residencies here in Vermont.  The others will be heading to hospitals and medical centers across the country.  Also on hand Sunday was former Governor Madeline Kunin who was among the parents welcoming a new doctor into the family.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • N.H. man killed in Lunenburg crash

    N.H. man killed in Lunenburg crash

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:33:55 GMT
    One man is dead following a tractor trailer rollover in Lunenburg.
    One man is dead following a tractor trailer rollover in Lunenburg.
  • 2 charged with skid-steer joyride on I-89

    2 charged with skid-steer joyride on I-89

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:15:25 GMT
    The theft of some construction vehicles caused chaos on the Interstate this weekend.
    The theft of some construction vehicles caused chaos on the Interstate this weekend.
  • Bike racers wrap up weekend events

    Bike racers wrap up weekend events

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:59:03 GMT
    The Green Mountain Stage Race took to the streets of Burlington Monday.
    The Green Mountain Stage Race took to the streets of Burlington Monday.
  • Allergy sufferers brave ragweed season

    Allergy sufferers brave ragweed season

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:08:26 GMT
    If you're sneezing, your nose is running and you're eyes are itchy once again this year -- you're not alone. Fall pollen counts are peaking in our region and proving tough for allergy sufferers looking to enjoy the outdoors.Despite a spate of heat and humidity, the signs of fall are undeniable. Cooler temperatures and color are on the way. And even though many think of spring as "allergy season" due to tree pollens, this time of year can be particularly tough for allergy sufferers, too -- bec...
    If you're sneezing, your nose is running and you're eyes are itchy once again this year -- you're not alone. Fall pollen counts are peaking in our region and proving tough for allergy sufferers looking to enjoy the outdoors.Despite a spate of heat and humidity, the signs of fall are undeniable. Cooler temperatures and color are on the way. And even though many think of spring as "allergy season" due to tree pollens, this time of year can be particularly tough for allergy sufferers, too -- bec...
  • Holiday drivers find lower prices at the pump

    Holiday drivers find lower prices at the pump

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:59:21 GMT
    Drivers this holiday weekend found lower gas prices at the pump.
    Drivers this holiday weekend found lower gas prices at the pump.
  • Sanders addresses Labor Day rally

    Sanders addresses Labor Day rally

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:51:52 GMT
    Community members gathered in Burlington's Battery Park Monday to celebrate Labor Day -- and hear from Senator Bernie Sanders.Union leaders addressed the importance of employees supporting one another. They also thanked the community for supporting Vermont's unions. Senator Sanders says the holiday is for working people to not only celebrate their gains, but to also address issues facing the working class."There's a lot of work in front of us if we're going to make sure that our kids and our ...
    Community members gathered in Burlington's Battery Park Monday to celebrate Labor Day -- and hear from Senator Bernie Sanders.Union leaders addressed the importance of employees supporting one another. They also thanked the community for supporting Vermont's unions. Senator Sanders says the holiday is for working people to not only celebrate their gains, but to also address issues facing the working class."There's a lot of work in front of us if we're going to make sure that our kids and our ...
  • Authorities seize animals from Santa's Land

    Authorities seize animals from Santa's Land

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:32:03 GMT
    The Windham County Sheriffs Department says it seized multiple animals from the theme park this weekend.
    The Windham County Sheriffs Department says it seized multiple animals from the theme park this weekend.
  • Body discovered in Massena

    Body discovered in Massena

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:02:43 GMT
    New York State Police are investigating an unidentified body found in Massena.
    New York State Police are investigating an unidentified body found in Massena.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WCAX. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.