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Littleton Resident Chosen to Give the Student Address at Saint Anselm College’s Commencement

MANCHESTER, NH (June 21, 2022) – At Saint Anselm College’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 21st, Kathleen McCarthy of Littleton, Massachusetts was chosen to give the Student Address to her peers.

McCarthy, an English and Theology double major, graduated magna cum laude. She was involved on campus in activities such as singing in the college choir, being a Resident Assistant for three years, becoming a peer minister through Campus Ministry, tutoring at the Academic Resource Center, and interning at the college’s Center for Ethics and Society. She also served as secretary of the Hawks for Life club.

In her speech, McCarthy reflected on the gift that she and her fellow students received during their time on the Hilltop: “A Saint Anselm education is an extraordinary treasure, arming us to help bring peace to a divided and troubled world.”

“Let us recognize the privilege of having attended a school that explicitly emphasizes the dignity of the human person alongside the pursuit of excellence. A nursing program that stresses compassion, a business program that teaches ethics, biology and chemistry programs that express the seeking of truth – these, along with the faith-seeking-understanding tradition found in every discipline, are what make Saint Anselm so special,” she said.

About Saint Anselm College
Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts and nursing programs, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and a vibrant culture of community service.


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Kathleen McCarthy

Kathleen McCarthy