By TAYLOR HARTZ
Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) graduated its 50th class this May, with 223 graduates from 24 different degree and certification programs.
The college’s commencement ceremony took place at Wolcott High School on May 13, celebrating their milestone anniversary, and the accomplishments of all their graduates.
“While so much has changed over time, our focus and commitment to our students has not,” said LCNE President Denise Lewicki. “The continual expansion of program offerings, such as the latest addition of a bachelor in human services [degree], keeps the college relevant and responsive to the needs of the community.”
This year’s graduates included 40 students from the state’s only accredited mortuary science program, and the second class of the bachelor of science in nursing for registered nurses program, with 33 graduates.
Southington Town Councilor and reverend Victoria Triano addressed students at the ceremony, and Southington resident Curtis Robinson delivered the keynote address.
“The college was thrilled to have two prominent local residents share their experience and words of wisdom,” said Lewicki. “We are very fortunate to have had dynamic and thought-provoking Southington residents address the graduating class.”
Robinson is the cofounder of the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, and a St. Francis Hospital Medical Board Member. He shared the story of his success in business and the importance of giving back to the community with graduates.
At the ceremony, Robinson was awarded an honorary degree from LCNE for his humanitarian service.