Class of 2012 in Numbers
Our 81st Commencement was a celebration of 398 students who were awarded degrees--the largest class in Elms College history. Here are some notable numbers about the class of 2012.
6789 Seats available in the MassMutual Center
2700 Programs printed
1000 Square feet - the size of the backdrop on stage
398 Degree recipients
224 Full-time students
94 Part-time students
181 Bachelor of Arts
131 Bachelor of Sciences
107 Nursing graduates
80 Graduate students earning a master's degree or certificate of advanced graduate study
63 Students from Chicopee
59 Graduates in the social sciences
56 Men in the graduating class - in 2002 there were only 16!
48 Business graduates
21 HCC and Elms College program graduates
39 Education graduates
16 Ferns and flower arrangements decorating the stage
15 Communication sciences and disorders graduates - their largest class!
11 States and U.S. territories represented
7 Feet - the height of the tallest graduate - Aaron Coifman of Venezuela
5 National flags worn by students representing the Dominican Republic, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico