New England College to Honor Class of 2018

As Wayne Milan participates with the rest of the Class of 2018 at commencement, his wife Jessica and two sons, Declan, 16, and Jackson, 13, will be cheering him on.

Sadly, his mother, who inspired his educational journey, will not be at the ceremony, as she passed away in September 2017. Even though she had hoped to watch her son graduate, “I told her I would finish and wanted to top it off with honors,” Milan said. “I know she will be looking in on me as I don my cap and gown.”

Milan earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from his home in Auburn, Ga., while working as a metrologist (a person who ensures that equipment used for measurement is accurate) and focusing on his family.

Milan will be part of New England College’s 71st graduating class, which includes students who earned their degrees online from Florida, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Delaware, Vermont, Ohio, North Carolina, Alabama, Connecticut and many other states.

NEC’s commencement ceremony will begin May 12 at 11 a.m. The regionally accredited college has about 2,700 students in undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus and online.

Julian Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, will speak to students and receive an honorary Doctor of Letters from NEC to recognize his achievements.

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony can be viewed online. The live stream will be available 15 minutes before the start of the event: To learn more about NEC’s commencement activities, click here.

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