MCC Announces Salutatorian and Valedictorian for the Class of 2017

Manchester, Conn. (May 24, 2017) – Manchester Community College will introduce the Class of 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian, Blenda Frances Church and Anthony Joseph Rosati, respectively, at the 27th annual MCC Academic Awards Ceremony, tonight, May 24, in the SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium.

Valedictorian Church, of Tolland, began her studies at MCC in Fall 2014 and was admitted to the Radiation Therapy program in 2015. A graduate of Tolland High School, Church has secured employment at Hartford Hospital following her clinical work there, and her goal now is to become the ‘go-to’ person in the hospital radiation department.

Salutatorian Rosati, of Vernon, started at MCC in Fall 2013 as a Business Administration major. He is a graduate of Palmer High School and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in human resources management. He is a member of MCC’s local Alpha chapter of the international business honor society, Alpha Beta Gamma®.

Both Church and Rosati are also recipients Board of Regents’ Medallion for Academic Excellence. Medallions are awarded at each of the community colleges to graduating students who have earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. They are each graduating summa cum laude.

Church will deliver the Valedictorian Address at the 53rd Commencement Exercises tomorrow, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.