Graduation 2015

Finishing the requirements for graduation at North Bennet Street School takes hard work, commitment and dedication. At the May 29, 2015 ceremony at Old North Church in Boston, family, friends and the extended school community celebrated the extraordinary achievements of the class of 2015. 

The class of 2015 is the second to complete their requirements in the school's new facility on North Street. On graduation day, after a morning Open House for friends and family, graduating students organized into an informal procession to Old North Church.  

The ceremony highlight was guest speaker Nick Offerman, the actor, writer, humorist and woodworker best known for his role as Ron on the hit TV show "Parks and Recreation". Offerman delivered a talk that included praise, encouragement and, not surprisingly, humor. Click here for Boston Globe coverage of Offerman's speach.

The event also included remarks by Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, NBSS President, Charles Kline, Chair of the Board of Directors, the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to Kevin Kelly, VM '92, by Colleen Matthews, JM ’12 and the awarding of diplomas and remarks by Claire Fruitman, Provost.  Piano technology student John Totter, PT '15 played the organ. 

The crowd erupted into applause at the end of the ceremony and then spilled out of the church into a gorgeous, warm sunny day to continue the celebration with friends and family.  

Program speakers

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez


Charles Kline

Chair of the Board of Directors 

Kevin Kelly, VM '92

Distinguished Alumni Award
Award Presented by Colleen Matthews, JM '12
President, Alumni Association

Guest Speaker

Nick Offerman

Actor, writer, humorist and woodworker

Claire Fruitman


Class of 2015 

Preservation Carpentry

Eli Cook
Michael Francis Fazio
Lucas H. Ferreira
Douglas R. Goulding
Nathaniel Denison Groppe
Jacob John Imlay
Evan Stanford Kistler
Sean Regan
Scott Reichenbach
Torey Rubrecht
Heather Kathleen Tauck
William Wheeler



Simon Amin
William Besse
Griffin W. Buell
Wily Divil
Patrick Earls
John Grant
Kevin Keegan
Bradford Manchester
Claudio Pinto
Luke Patrick Shannon
Elise Helene Sutherland
Dorr (Woody) Woodward



Kaitlin Ashleigh Barber
Lauren Calcote
Joshua Crotty
Megan Rita Gibes
Shannon Mary Kerner
Lindsay Nakashima
Jacqueline Ambrose Scott


Cabinet and Furniture Making

Joshua Brucker
Gregory Parker Child
Joseph John Corigliano
Nicholas Kilgalen English
Donna Fisher
Harrison Hiza
James J. Jovenich
Samuel Kott
Adrian Lowell Land
Woraphong Lertkangwanklai
Christopher Littlefield
Caroline Lowe
Dennis Mulherin
Wray Paynter
Mark E. Pouliot
Kamala Harrington Questel
Matthew Woodhouse Shuster
Yelena Synkova
Joanna Renae Tully
Dane Robert Visnick
Jonathan Wachs


Violin Making and Repair

Gabriel Iman Denton
Julia Lauren Felix
Francesco Rowe
Ryan Stulb


Jewelry Making and Repair

Kaleigh Streeter Dingman
Christine Doyle
Alexandra C. Rahmann
Christopher Roi
Nicholas Trahan
Krisztina Vagenas



Aramarie Colon
Brian D. Coolidge
Shaun T. Desmond
Jake B. Kelley
Nicholas Lang
Layne Jordan Lovett
Ian C. McEntee


Basic Piano Technology

Peter B. Critchley
S. Patrick Dover
Robert Murray Ferris V
Adam Gliniecki
William Harrington
Phillip Itingen
Jonathan Kotulski
Nathaniel Lane
Spencer Page Maienza
Luke Ouellette
Johanna Florence Schaufeld
Yun Swanson
Michael John Thompson
John Austin Totter
Ian Jacob Wolford
Zheming Zhang


Advanced Piano Technology

Rachel Aganski
Sophia Krishnaswami
Joe Rush
Lauren Sturm
Micah Sundholm
Benjamin Webster


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Graduation address

Read coverage of Offerman's speech in The Boston Globe.