Nonprofit Leader To Speak At WestConn's Graduate School Commencement

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The graduate school commencement speaker at Western Connecticut State University is Juanita T. James, president and CEO of the Fairfield County Community Foundation. Photo Credit: Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY, Conn. -- Juanita T. James, president and CEO of the Norwalk-based Fairfield County Community Foundation, will be the graduate commencement speaker Friday evening at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

The ceremony, for candidates for master's and doctoral degrees, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the Stephen Feldman Arena in the William A. O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext. 

In addition to the conferring of graduate degrees and diplomas, the event will include a hooding ceremony at which each master’s degree candidate will be invested with the hood of his or her major.

A reception will be held in the Feldman Arena after the ceremony for graduates and their guests.

The Fairfield County Community Foundation is made up of a collection of charitable funds established by various donors, then pooled and invested by professional managers so the income provides an ongoing, steady resource for community giving. 

Those who conduct their charitable giving through a community foundation can make contributions for the general benefit of the community or designate their funds for specific purposes, causes or nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit its website

The undergraduate commencement exercises will be held Sunday. Read the details at The Daily Voice here

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