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Executive Director of College Communications
(508) 588-9100 x1848
Governor Patrick, Campus Presidents To Honor 29 Outstanding Public College
& University Graduates In State House Ceremony May 2

Jochebed Miller from Massasoit Community College is among the ’29 Who Shine’
April 24, 2013
Brockton, MA (April 24, 2013) - 29 outstanding 2013 graduates of Massachusetts community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts will be honored for both academic achievement and their contributions to the Commonwealth in a State House ceremony on Thursday May 2.  Massasoit Community College’s recipient, Jochebed E. Miller, will be joined by Massasoit President, Dr. Charles Wall; Public Relations Director, Laurie Maker; and Professor of Criminal Justice, Public Service/Social Science, Aviva Rich-Shea for the ceremony.

As a non-traditional criminal justice student, Jochebed worked hard to make the Dean’s list each semester. Active on campus, this honors student participated in the Massasoit Criminal Justice Conference and served as editor and photographer for the Student Voice campus newspaper. Her record of leadership and community service includes being Phi Theta Kappa Vice President (Canton campus), student senator, presidential student ambassador, and coordinator of the Walk for Heat and Hunger event which gave food, clothing, and monetary donations to Canton families in need. Jochebed plans to continue her education; she has been accepted to Northeastern University, UMass Lowell, and Bridgewater State University. Ultimately, she hopes to earn a Ph.D. and return to Massasoit as a professor in the Public Service Social Science department.  She also would like to participate in efforts to reform the Massachusetts juvenile justice system.

The students hail from each of the state’s 29 public higher education campuses, which are located in 25 cities and towns across Massachusetts. Each student was nominated for the “29 Who Shine” award by faculty and staff at the individual campuses.

Founded in 1966, in the heart of southeastern Massachusetts, Massasoit Community College is a public two-year college in the Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. Many departments carry additional accreditations. The College offers a full spectrum of associate’s degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences as well as one year and short term certificates across a variety of occupations and interests. In addition the College offers corporate and job skills training courses.

For more information, please contact Laurie Maker, Director of Public Relations at 508-588-9100, x1848 or
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