On Saturday, May 5, Keene State College's Commencement honored its biggest-ever graduating class. A total of 1,196 degrees were awarded to 1,107 students.
This year's graduates included Edward Makuch of Storrs.
Mary Ann Kristiansen, local entrepreneur, artisan and community-builder, was honored with the Granite State Award for her professional accomplishments and dedication to service.
The Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters was presented to Janet Cohen, who demonstrates outstanding humanitarian efforts and social responsibility. Her endeavors have made an indelible and positive impact not only on Keene State College and the Monadnock region, but also on the larger human community.