Pine Plains Resident Graduates from Curry College

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Pine Plains Resident Graduates from Curry College


MILTON, MA (06/29/2021)– Curry College is pleased to announce that Ky Nicyper-Meryman of Pine Plains received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Commencement exercises on May 23, 2021.

On a summer-like day, Curry College honored 687 graduates from the Class of 2021 in its 141st Commencement celebration. The ceremony, including Ky Nicyper-Meryman of Pine Plains, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree, was live-streamed from the Walter M. Katz field to approximately 2,300 family members, friends, alumni, faculty and staff, among other Curry community members.

The in-person ceremony was especially memorable after a year of gathering restrictions and social distance, and the program celebrated graduates with a number of awards and honors.

Presiding over the second Commencement exercise this weekend, Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. recognized the graduates for their success in trying times. “This is a celebration of all that we have overcome, it is a celebration of all that we have achieved despite the challenges and tragedies of this time. Once again, Curry students have persisted, persevered, and succeeded.”

In his address, Class Orator Melvin Wells ’21 of Hamden, Conn., asked the audience to reflect on their time at the College as preparation for their future success. “Although the future is unknown and not promised, there is one thing that is guaranteed. The lessons, the experiences, the ups, and the downs that you had here at Curry College were worth it and provided us with the tools and knowledge to be successful at anything we apply our hearts and minds to.”

Marking the momentous milestone in-person and on-campus was treasured by the graduates and their families, says Grace O’Neil ’21. “Today is so special to me because I get to have my parents with me as I cross the stage. I know that I couldn’t have done this without them.”

Brandon Clay ’21 agrees with the sentiment. “This ceremony symbolizes the embarking of a new journey, and the start of our careers,” he says. “It feels so amazing to be able to gather with all of my close friends and family during such a hectic year. Being able to commemorate all of the achievements that we all accomplished at Curry College feels amazing. I can truly say that not only have I made lifelong friends here, but I have been a part of one of the greatest campus communities ever.”

About Curry College

Curry College, founded in Boston in 1879, is a private, co-educational, liberal arts-based institution located on 131 acres in Milton, Massachusetts. The College extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth. The College offers 22 undergraduate majors in specialized and liberal arts programs, as well as graduate degrees in accounting, business, education, criminal justice, and nursing to a combined enrollment of nearly 2,500 students. The student body consists of 1,700 traditional students and nearly 800 continuing education and graduate students. The College offers a wide array of co-curricular activities ranging from 15 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre and fine arts program. Visit us on the web at

Author: Harlem Valley News