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All in the Family

Even before the Commencement ceremony began, emotions were running strong for family members gathered on the Hill to watch their loved ones graduate.


Commencement 2006

Valentina Vasilev, Katya Babitskaya and Leonid Vasilev


Wife and parents of Pavel Vasilev, graduate of The Fletcher School

Katya talks about the extended Fletcher community.
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Commencement 2006

Brenda Mead


Mother of Aram Mead, graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering; from New York, N.Y.

Aram's mom says that her son plans on sticking around the Hill.
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Commencement 2006

Paul Martin, Muriel Gottesman, Suzette Martin


Parents and grandmother of Philip Martin, graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science; parents from Andover, Mass., grandmother from Wantagh, N.Y.

The family talks about Paul's feelings for Tufts and connection to Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC).
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Commencement 2006

Robert and Merle Miura


Parents of Jennifer Miura, graduating with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering; from Honolulu, Hawaii

The Miuras talk about spending time with their daughter at Tufts.
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Commencement 2006

Katherine Brewster, Emily Rosenberg and Donald Rosenberg


Parents and sister of Seth Rosenberg, graduating with bachelor's degrees in political science and economics; from Cleveland, Ohio

Seth's mom talks about the tight community of students she has observed.
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Commencement 2006

Tim and Lynne Lovett, Meghan Hopkins


Uncle, aunt and cousin of Maggie Lovett, graduating with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering; from Maine and Connecticut

Maggie's aunt and uncle talk about their niece's friendships at Tufts.
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Commencement 2006

David Miller


Father of Dena Miller, graduating with bachelor's degrees in Spanish and child development; from Denver, Colo.

Dena's dad reflects on all the things his daughter loves about Tufts.
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Interviews by Georgiana Cohen

Photos by Aaron Schutzengel (A'07) for Tufts University

This story originally ran on May. 22, 2006.