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Audrey Poehler and Christopher Lynch selected for their academic excellence and commitment to advancing the Post University Eagle community. 

WATERBURY, Conn. (May 10, 2023) – In recognition of academic excellence and student leadership, Post University has announced Audrey Poehler and Christopher Lynch have earned the title of valedictorian for its Main Campus and Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) commencement ceremonies. The university will celebrate its 133rd graduating class during a full weekend of events, including two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13 at the historic Palace Theater in downtown Waterbury. 

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security degree candidate Audrey Poehler will serve as Main Campus (MC) valedictorian during the 10 a.m. ceremony for doctoral and graduate students, all American Sentinel College undergraduate students and all Main Campus graduate and undergraduate students. The Canterbury native excelled in her academic studies while participating in several extracurricular activities, including serving as president of both the Criminal Justice Club and Emergency Management/Homeland Security Club. Poehler also was a member of the Post Women’s Soccer Team.

Christopher Lynch, a Bachelor of Science in Child Studies degree candidate, will represent ADP as its valedictorian during the 3 p.m. ceremony for all online Post undergraduate students. Lynch, a resident of Prospect, frequently leveraged his coursework to serve his community by designing inclusive activities for a local non-profit.

“Our goal is to provide students with experiences that will prepare them to contribute as engaged global citizens. This year’s valedictorians not only demonstrated academic excellence but also exemplified what it means to be a member of the Post University Eagle family,” said Post University CEO & President John L. Hopkins. “We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to celebrating their future achievements.”

Post University will confer 1,746 degrees during its undergraduate and graduate ceremonies on Saturday.

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