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University of Rhode Island Celebrates 2024 Commencement, Honoring Sophia Delli Bovi

PARSIPPANY — The University of Rhode Island celebrated more than 4,100 of its newest alumni during the University’s 2024 Commencement, including Sophia Delli Bovi. Nearly 4,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate degrees were conveyed to students during the May 17-19, 2024 ceremonies. Sophia Delli Bovi graduated from Parsippany High School, Class of 2020.

Acclaimed actress Viola Davis, one of only 19 people to have won all four major American performing arts awards, delivered a stirring keynote address, sharing a message of transformation, healing, and love with graduates. Davis, a Rhode Island native, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters. Charles M. Royce and Deborah Goodrich Royce, noted for their considerable literary and investment success and important preservation work across Rhode Island, were awarded honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees during the ceremony.

The University of Rhode Island is a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a common quest for knowledge. As a global education leader and the state of Rhode Island’s flagship public research institution, URI offers distinctive opportunities designed to meet today’s world’s global challenges and tomorrow’s rapidly evolving needs. Founded in 1892, URI now enrolls more than 18,000 students and offers over 200 degree programs across nine schools and colleges. As a land- and sea-grant institution, URI is a crucial driver of economic development in Rhode Island and contributes significantly to the health and vitality of the state, the New England region, and the nation. To learn more click here.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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