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UConn's CLAS Graduation Marks End of a Journey for 2,700

Commencement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest college at UConn, was divided into two ceremonies Sunday at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.

Thousands of family and friends watched on Sunday afternoon as nearly 2,700 students from the ’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) became UConn graduates during commencement ceremonies at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

Representing 55 different majors from 23 departments, students received their diplomas in dual ceremonies Sunday in disciplines ranging from journalism, psychology and political science to communications, human development and family studies.

Students were addressed by Cindy Luo, a graduating senior from Madison, a dual-degree student with majors in linguistics and philosophy, classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and English. UConn President Susan Herbst delivered the keynote address.

"College is only the first step, a place where our budding interests are nurtured and developed," Luo said. "Keep on learning. Be flexible. Try something new. But remember yourselves: remember what makes you happy – keeps you going," she said.

Herbst praised students for their hard work, and urged them to define their own lives.

"I hope you will be able to look back at this brief, precious time spent here at the University of Connecticut as among the best and most rewarding years of your life," Herbst said. "Don’t forget no matter how old you are, you will always be Huskies."

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Here's the students who live in Mansfield and Storrs who received degrees this weekend:

Brendan Matthews Albetski, Bachelor of Arts, Broad Brook
Adam Robert Behling, Bachelor of Science, Broad Brook
Nolan Alexander Davis, Bachelor of Arts, Broad Brook
Jessica Mary Gagne, Bachelor of Science, Broad Brook
Nicole Naziko Kalmanidis, Bachelor of Arts, Broad Brook
Michael Roger Mocadlo, Bachelor of Science, Broad Brook
Marc Joseph Novak, Bachelor of Science, Broad Brook
Andrew Thomas Owens, Bachelor of Science, Broad Brook
Andrew Thomas Owens, Bachelor of Arts, Broad Brook
Chelsee May Parker, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Broad Brook
Walker Hobbs Seaver, Bachelor of Science, Broad Brook
Robert Alexander Suzik, Bachelor of Science, Broad Brook
Michelle Lee Vining, Bachelor of Arts, Broad Brook
Omar Adrian Brown, Bachelor of Science, East Windsor
Sarah Elizabeth Livings, Doctor of Pharmacy, East Windsor
Daniella Marie Benea, Bachelor of Science, Windsor Locks
Andrew Craig Carnevale, Bachelor of Science, Windsor Locks
Elizabeth McCabe Engelmann, Bachelor of Arts, Windsor Locks
William A. Fuentes, Bachelor of General Studies, Windsor Locks
Ania Maria Knuth, Bachelor of Science, Windsor Locks
Kevin Thomas Landry, Bachelor of Arts, Windsor Locks
Tyler James Pepin, Bachelor of Arts, Windsor Locks
David William Shaw, Bachelor of Arts, Windsor Locks
Christian Paul Vaicunas, Bachelor of Science, Windsor Locks
Maciej Marek Wierzbinski, Bachelor of Arts, Windsor Locks

Did you have a loved one who graduated from UConn Sunday? Give them a shout-out in the comments, and upload your photos to add them to this gallery!

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