Antioch University New England (AUNE) will celebrate commencement on Saturday, May 14, at the Keene High School auditorium.
One hundred and forty graduate students will attend the exercises, which begin at 10 a.m.
More than eight hundred participants, guests and graduate school officials will be present, as AUNE President David A. Caruso presides over the ceremonies. Eric Utne, social entrepreneur, publisher, teacher and founder of the Utne Reader, is the commencement speaker.
Graduate degrees will have been conferred on 252 AUNE students for the 2010-2011 school year. These degrees will be awarded on Saturday:
â€¢ 125 master’s in applied psychology, education, environmental studies and management
â€¢ 11 doctoral degrees (PsyD) in clinical psychology
â€¢ 4 doctoral degrees (PhD) in environmental studies
The graduates come from sixteen states, Nigeria, Mongolia and Tajikistan.
About Eric Utne
Utne, a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing, where he is co-writing a curriculum called Whole Systems Healing, about the social and environmental aspects of personal and community health and well-being. He is widely published and is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship, holistic journalism, community-building and other topics.
Utne continues to write a column for the Utne Reader, which he founded in 1984 and chaired for fifteen years. It was bought by Ogden Communications, publisher of Mother Earth News, in 2006. He also founded the New Age Journal, of which he was publisher from 1974 to 1978.
Utne is a member of the executive committee of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and co-founder of the Headwaters Fund and the Social Venture Network.
He is a member of the boards of advisors for the World Future Council and for Ecotrust. He recently retired from the board of trustees of Sunbridge College, a Waldorf teacher-training college, based in Spring Valley, New York. He has a B.E.D. (Environmental Design) from the University of Minnesota.