Nearly 200 Roberts Wesleyan College students received their undergraduate and graduate degrees during the 2018 winter commencement.
Students gathered in the Voller Athletic Center Arena on campus with their family and friends, along with Roberts faculty and staff, for the graduation ceremonies.
“We are thrilled to once again celebrate the graduation of our students and their successful completion of their degree programs,” President Deana Porterfield said. “We believe the transformational education they receive at Roberts will help lead them into the next successful chapter of their lives, utilizing the skills they’ve learned to better their careers, future workplaces and the communities they serve.”
Roberts alumna Lauren Kolb, senior wealth adviser at Tompkins Financial Advisors, served as the keynote speaker. Kolb earned her Bachelor of Science in organizational management and Master of Science in strategic leadership from Roberts.
Kolb has worked more than 10 years in the financial services industry. She focuses on delivering strategic results for her clients, corporations and community organizations, and contributing to the overall growth of Tompkins Financial Corp.
The Webster native and Canandaigua resident is an active member of the Greater Rochester community, advocating for community organizations such as the United Way of Ontario and Monroe County, Professional Women of the Finger Lakes and Mercy Flight Central.