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Carbone graduates from College of the Holy Cross

WORCESTER – Everett’s Angelo Carbone received a Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude from College of the Holy Cross. Carbone is among 755 graduating seniors Holy Cross celebrated at its 176th Commencement held in person on Friday, May 27 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Acclaimed writer and infectious disease physician Abraham Verghese delivered this year’s address to the Class of 2022 and received an honorary degree. Holy Cross also awarded an honorary degree to its former president Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau presided over the celebratory event. This marks his first commencement exercises since being installed as the school’s 33rd president – the first lay and first Black president to lead the 179-year-old institution – back in October 2021.

In his remarks, Dr. Verghese – a best-selling author and professor and vice chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University, asked graduates to consider how they will define success in their personal stories after graduation. “My advice to you would be: Don’t set the bar too high,” Verghese told the graduates. “Don’t live your life waiting for the one magical moment when you achieve this or that, or have this much in the bank, or particular letters behind your name. You and I know too many people, often successful, famous, accomplished people, whose success was not enough to keep them joyful. I would urge you to define success for yourself simply such that on a daily basis you can feel joy.”

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