Monday, June 03, 2013 3:48:00 PM
On Sunday June 2nd, 100 graduates, with their friends and family, gathered at the historic Cutler Majestic Theater to celebrate. Many were moved to tears as our 2013 recipient of the Jill Alexander Award for Excellence, Cecelia Young, shared how she overcame homelessness on her journey toward getting her Associate's degree at Urban College. First Lady of Boston, Angela Menino, and First Lady of Massachusetts, Diane Patrick, were present at the ceremony, receiving the College's first Honorary Degrees in Early Childhood Education. Both women have been long supporters of Urban College as an outpouring of their advocacy for women, children and families. Both the Globe and the Herald covered Sunday's graduation, remarking on the diversity and diligence of Urban College students and the unique role UCB has in the Greater Boston community.