WORCESTER, Mass. — Matthew Elacqua, of Utica, has received a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross, the college has announced. Elacqua was among 748 bachelor of arts degree candidates Holy Cross celebrated at its 175th Commencement held in person on Friday, May 21, on the College’s Fitton Field.
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat and representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, delivered this year’s address virtually to the Class of 2021 and received an honorary degree. In addition to Thomas-Greenfield, Holy Cross also awarded an honorary degree to Holy Cross alumnus Dr. Michael Collins ‘77, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and senior vice president for the health sciences for the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Collins also offered a reflection for the Class of 2021.