More than 2,700 graduates of William Paterson University were challenged to become complete individuals and find satisfaction in who they are, rather than what they do, NorthJersey.com reported Wednesday.
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The university’s 189th commencement ceremony was held at the Izod Center Tuesday morning.
Maria Otero, the undersecretary for civilian security, democracy and human rights, gave the commencement address. She is the first Latino undersecretary to serve in the state department. She received an honorary doctorate of laws degree from the university.
Nathan Giroux is this year’s valedictorian. He earned a bachelor’s in music with highest honors.
Three faculty members were honored for their outstanding accomplishments this year: Maboud Ansari, a professor of sociology; Edward Burns, an English professor; and Rochelle Goldberg Kaplan, a professor of educational leadership and professional studies.