Lauren Sparks of West Brookfield delivers valedictory address at Elms College
CHICOPEE, MA (05/20/2010)(readMedia)-- Lauren Sparks of West Brookfield gave the valedictory address at Elms College's 79th commencement exercises Sunday, May 16. Sparks, who was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in English, was named valedictorian by virtue of earning a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average during her Elms career.
Sparks will be attending Yale Divinity School in September to begin a master's degree program in world Christianity and missions.
Elms College is a co-educational, Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled, and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.