Anna Maria grads honored without Victoria Kennedy
The Anna Maria College commencement Saturday morning had almost all the traditional trappings of a graduation ceremony. “Pomp and Circumstance’’ accompanied a procession of black robes, as tassels switched sides on mortarboards. But one thing was noticeably absent: an invited speaker. Two months after Bishop Robert J. McManus demanded that the college disinvite Victoria Reggie Kennedy from speaking at commencement, there was no mention of the controversy during the ceremony at a theater in Worcester, although many students later expressed criticism of the exclusion.