Two FSU Graduate Alumni Named to Worcester Business Journal’s 40 under Forty List

Two FSU Graduate Alumni Named to Worcester Business Journal’s 40 under Forty List

Aug 28, 2017

Two Framingham State University graduate alumni are included on the Worcester Business Journal’s 2017 40 under Forty list, which honors the rising stars of the Central Massachusetts business community.

Patrick Royce G’06 earned his master’s degree in Business Administration at Framingham State and is currently the Vice President for Commercial Lending at UniBank in Worcester. In 2015 and 2016, he co-chaired the bank's United Way of Central Massachusetts campaigns, helping raise more than $150,000 for the charity.

The Worcester Business Journal also recognized Hilary Gardner G’09, who earned her master’s degree in Human Resource Management at FSU and is currently the Human Resources Manager at the Davis Companies in Marlborough. In that role, she is in charge of safety, employee relations, compensation and legal affairs. She also volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House, United Way and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

“Patrick and Hilary demonstrate how earning an advanced degree can be a critical step in rising to the top of your field,” says Dr. Yaser Najjar, Dean of Graduate Education at Framingham State University. “We are extremely proud of all they have accomplished so early in their careers.”

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About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.