Comm Graduate Among 21 Century Leaders

Jaclyn Nicholson is a Commonwealth Honors College student from Gardner who received dual degrees in marketing and communication in 2019, along with a certificate in media literacy.

Nicholson is among a total of ten members of the graduating class who will be honored as 21st Century Leaders at Undergraduate Commencement.

She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. As a student, Nicholson joined the Minuteman Marching Band and became drum major during her first year, a position that she held for three years. She led the band in its 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade appearance in Pasadena. She started a weekly music class at an assisted living residence and interned with the Alzheimer’s Association, helping plan the Ride to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser. She also volunteered with the Amherst Cinema’s See-Hear-Feel-Film program, teaching visual literacy to third-graders. She plans to work for Hanover Insurance Group and continue her education by pursuing an MBA and a master’s degree in marketing analytics.

The university honored Nicholson and the other nine students' exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership at Commencement.