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MRC Hosts 2021 Technology Academy Program Graduation at Roxbury Community College
8/02/2021
  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

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Pictured from (l to r): Commissioner Wolf, Roxbury Community College President Valerie Roberson, Ph.D., and Assistant Commissioner Joan Phillips.

Roxbury, MA — On Friday, July 23, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission celebrated its Spring 2021 Technology Academy Program Graduation at Roxbury Community College (RCC). The first of its kind in the state, the program piloted in February 2020 at Holyoke Community College. Inspired by its success, the program continued at RCC and empowered 16 graduates to earn certificates in cybersecurity from CISCO. 

The graduation festivities began with a welcome from President of Roxbury Community College, Valerie Roberson, Ph. D and transitioned to opening remarks given by the Commissioner of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Toni Wolf. 

The remainder of the celebration featured both student and key note speakers. The audience heard from student Ruthi Woods as well as a special thank you and congratulations video featuring student remarks. The keynote speeches featured John Campbell, CIO of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Networks, and Marie Zwickert, Business Development Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility Division at CISCO Networking Academy. 

The ceremony closed with a message from Assistant Commissioner of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Joan Phillips. Following Joan, Nate Bowen M.S. and Oscar Etienne M.S, members of the IST Department at RCC were recognized. Valerie Saucer Ph. D. of the Liberal Arts Department at RCC  was also recognized. 

Pictured from (l to r): Commissioner Wolf, Roxbury Community College President Valerie Roberson, Ph.D., and Assistant Commissioner Joan Phillips. 

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The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living, and Disability Determination for federal benefit programs.
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