ELSAH - Centenary University awarded degrees to 348 graduates at its 149th commencement, which was held as three separate in-person ceremonies presided over by President Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., on the University’s Hackettstown, N.J. campus. Two of the ceremonies recognized graduates who earned associate and undergraduate degrees, while a third event showcased academic accomplishments of master’s and doctoral graduates.

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They were among the first class of graduates in the world to earn a Master of Arts in Happiness Studies. Graduating from Illinois were:

  • Chicago - Whitney Wise, Master of Arts in Happiness Studies
  • Elsah - Sandra Pellerano, Master of Arts in Happiness Studies


Centenary University offers extraordinary learning opportunities that empower students to develop intellectually, emotionally, and interculturally—keys to career and personal success. Under the leadership of President Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., the University aspires to advance its reputation as a world class institution offering innovative programs, including the world’s first Master of Arts in Happiness Studies, to lift the future for our students and local communities.

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