Kathleen A. Martin, DPE
Vice Provost and Chief Educational Compliance Officer
The University's 119th Commencement: Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016,at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA.
Kirk Arnold, CEO of Data Intensity headquartered in Bedford, MA, will receive the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree for her extraordinary achievements in leadership. She will also serve as our Commencement speaker. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Arnold and Data Intensity were among the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts last fall (along with Dr. Leary!). She was also inducted into Bay Path's 21st Century Women Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 2004, our inaugural year.
Jim Trelease, of Enfield, CT, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook will also be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree for his extraordinary achievements as an author, educator and passionate champion of reading aloud to children. Now in its 7th edition, The Read-Aloud Handbook continues to receive national and international acclaim. Early in his career, Mr. Trelease was also an artist and journalist.