The Baccalaureate Ceremony is planned and performed by members of the Senior Class, and offers a quieter, more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this important life event. The program includes a special guest speaker (selected by the Baccalaureate Committee), fellow seniors sharing their reflections of their experience during their time at WPI, and students' musical and dance talents. As this is a wonderful event celebrating our student's achievements, all WPI graduating students and their parents and guests, whether undergraduate or graduate, are expected to attend.
A live stream of this event will be available
The Baccalaureate Ceremony for the senior class is a cherished moment during Commencement Weekend, with the 60-minute program designed and delivered by WPI students, featuring musical performances, student speeches of their time while at WPI, and an inspirational guest speaker, all selected by the Senior Class Baccalaureate Program Committee. It is the last time for the senior class to be together as a class before their graduation.
Taking place on Friday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. under the tent on the Quad, tickets are not required for this program, and all friends and family members are invited to attend.
This event will be livestreamed on Youtube.
Below are the musical performers and speakers from the 2022 Baccalaureate Program.
Musical Performer: Julia Meisser
Musical Performers: Evan Sauter, Will Buchta, Jonathan Ferreira
Tesla Coil Performance
2022 Baccalaureate Speaker: Pradnya Mahurkar
2022 Baccalaureate Speaker: Layal Hamze
Guest Speaker: Carla Ferrara
Carla Ferrara is a Holistic Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Practitioner using Functional Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts not only to empower people but to help them heal both mind and body through their chronic illness.
In partnership with the client, she uncovers the sources of symptoms, incorporates the powerful holistic methods to unburden the body of toxins and infection, and addresses immune system rebuilding and health generation as part of a personalized treatment plan to guide patients to recovery. By using a variety of food, movement and lifestyle changes, and partnering with doctors and other practitioners, she offers a multiprong approach to support the different body systems and layers needed to heal.
Carla Ferrara received a BS in Electrical Engineering at WPI and an MS in Electrical Engineering at RPI. Her certifications include Fitness Instructor, Personal Training, Holistic Health Counselor, Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Hashimoto’s Practitioner, Yoga RYT 200 certification, Fascial System training, and Clinical Lyme Disease Practitioner Training.
The 2022 Baccalaureate Committee
The Baccalaureate Committee Members are:
Jorgo Gushi, Chair
Kim Wykes, Advisor
Class of 2022 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors Are: