90 Year Old Veteran Gets Degree from Merrimack College

Harold-merrimackMerrimack College will award a Bachelor of Arts degree to Methuen resident Harold Paragamian in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2nd, in Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel in Austin Hall. Members of the media are invited to attend. Mr. Paragamian, 90, of Methuen, Mass., took occasional classes at Merrimack between 1969 and 1998, earning an Associate’s degree along the way. A recent audit of his courses determined he is eligible for a Bachelor’s degree, which will be dated 1998. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Paragamian earned four campaign stars during 14 months, from Normandy to the Rhineland, with the 113th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron. He retired in 1995 after 40 years working at Fort Devens in Ayer. The degree will be presented by Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. A brief reception will follow. For assistance with these or other inquiries at Merrimack contact Jack Minch 978-837-5156, minchj@merrimack.edu, or Jim Chiavelli, 978-837-5509, chiavellij@merrimack.edu.