Summer 2015| Posse Boston Quarterly


2015 Graduates Begin Careers and Advanced Degree Programs

Josh Jerome, Centre College ’15, addresses fellow graduates.

Posse Boston Scholars graduated in 2015 ready to take on leadership positions in graduate schools and in the workforce. They earned degrees from Posse partners Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Centre College, Denison University, Hamilton College and Union College. These 2015 college graduates include student body officers, club founders and presidents, community volunteers, and winners of prestigious fellowships.

Centre Posse Scholar and 2015 graduate Joshua Jerome spoke at the college’s honors convocation, nominated for the opportunity by the faculty and his peers. A double major in dramatic arts and politics, he was also honored with the Drama Program Acting Award and the Max P. Cavnes Prize, which is annually given to the most-respected male in Centre’s senior class. Josh encouraged his fellow students to embrace new opportunities in the face of the unknown.

“The world of tomorrow is fast approaching, and all of us will have a role to play in its development,” said Jerome. “By grabbing hold of the opportunities that present themselves to us with each new circumstance, we will continually make strides toward a more brilliant future.”

As Posse Boston’s new graduates pursue advanced degrees and begin their careers, they join the ever-growing community of Posse alumni across the country and around the world.

These are just a few of the post-college plans for Posse Boston’s class of 2015:

Paola Arias, Bucknell University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Post-Graduation Plans: Process and Safety Engineer, Avery Dennison

Kayla Cody, Hamilton College
Majors: Psychology and Africana Studies
Post-Graduation Plans: Awarded Hamilton’s Bristol Fellowship to research adolescent mental health in Brazil, South Africa, Ghana and Jamaica.

Sasha De La Cruz, Bryn Mawr College
Major: Sociology
Minor: Education
Post-Graduation Plans: Pursuing a Master of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.

Yasser El Hamoumi, Union College
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Economics
Post-Graduation Plans: Senior Associate Quantitative Analyst, State Street Corporation

Dennis Tan, Denison University
Major: Biology
Post-Graduation Plans: Pursuing a Master of Science in nursing at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Klea Xoxi, Centre College
Majors: Economics and Spanish
Post-Graduation Plans: Billing & Account Receivable Coordinator, Prince Lobel Tye LLP

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