Chatham Natives Graduate from Denison U.

Matthew Kepler and Christopher Black earn degrees.

Two Chatham men were among the 513 students at Denison University to receive their diplomas at the school's 171st commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13.

Matthew Robert Kepler was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from President Dale Thomas Knobel. Kepler majored in economics. He studied in New Zealand for a semester with the College of Global Studies Program.

Christopher Cole Black was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. Black graduated with a double major in communication and international studies. He was senior class co-governor and a recipient of the Denison Alumni Award.

During the graduation ceremonies, Nicholas Anthony Pandolfi delivered the senior class address, "Auto-Cartography." In addition, senior co-governors Christopher Cole Black and Mary Kate O'Keefe McCarthy announced the senior class gift.

Special guest John Churchill, the national secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa society, recognized the 100th anniversary of Denison's Theta of Ohio chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Ellen Gould Chadwick, a member of the Denison class of 1975, delivered the commencement address, "Better Than You Left It."

Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. The school enrolls 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries,


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