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HILLSBOROUGH: College graduates share their news

Local residents finish their study

   Kimberly Bergen, who graduated from Hillsborough High in 2007, graduated with honors in May 2011 from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., where she completed an animal science degree with a specialization in equine science and management and a minor in biology.
   Kimberly is in her third year at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in St. Kitts, West Indies. Kimberly is passionate about shelter animals and is also enrolled in Maddie’s Online Shelter Medicine Certificate Program through the University of Florida. This will assist her to better treat animals in a shelter setting. Kimberly will return stateside in April of 2014 to complete her clinical rotations and will graduate with her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in May 2015.

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      Nick Ivone, a 2009 graduate of Hillsborough High School, graduated magna cum laude from Richard Stockton College, with a degree in criminal justice. He also earned first team all-academic honors in the NJAC Conference, competing on the track team in the javelin and decathlon. Nick will continue studies at Stockton, pursuing his master’s degree in forensic psychology.

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   Cassaundra E. Diaz, of Hillsborough, received a bachelor’s degree during commencement ceremonies of Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Sunday, May 19.
   Cassaundra, the child of Cynthia D. Taylor and Luis D. Diaz, majored in psychology. While a student, she participated in the study abroad program in Wales. Additional info : Women’s Collective
   Political commentator James Carville gave the commencement address. He told graduates, “There’s no success without failure.”
   He urged them to remember to thank those who helped them along the way and then “mentor others and bring them along and show them recognition so they can grow too.”
   The Classes of 2013 included 289 William Smith and 206 Hobart undergraduates.

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   Two Hillsborough students were two of the more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students who earned degrees from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., this spring.
   Jeffrey Biegel of Hillsborough earned a bachelor of science degree in music and Cara D’Andrea of Hillsborough earned a BS degree in video/TV and business.

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