FITCHBURG — There was an audible sigh of relief from the undergraduate class of 2019 when Dr. Alberto Cardelle allowed the students to sit down. Not because the students realized they officially survived four years of college and could start their adult lives, but because most of the female graduates had been wearing high heels since 9 a.m.
Six hundred and thirty-nine students walked across the stage on the “quadrangle” grassy area in the middle of Fitchburg State University Saturday morning for the 123rd undergraduate commencement ceremony. Family, friends and school staff cheered on the graduating class as they collected their diplomas. The school has now sent out a plethora of new young individuals with degrees in everything from technology education to political science to nursing.