SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A number of local students received degrees during a commencement ceremony earlier this month at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

At the graduate commencement ceremony, 626 master’s degrees, three certificates of advanced graduate study, nine Doctor of Philosophy degrees, 33 Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees, and five Doctor of Psychology degrees were awarded. At the undergraduate commencement, 817 bachelor’s degrees were awarded for a two-day total of 1,493 degrees.

Among those awarded degrees were:

• Morgan Dube of Saco, who earned a bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training.

• Chullainn Kelly of Lebanon, who earned a bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training.  f

• Samuel LaRiviere of Waterboro,who obtained a doctorate degree in physical therapy.

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Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy-educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others.

With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities.

The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. It is ranked in the 2018 edition of “Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S.News & World Report, and is ranked one of the top schools in the North Region of the U.S.News Best Values report. It is also designated as a College of Distinction and a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA.

Nearly 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, and at its regional campuses across the country.