Mayor Domenic Sarno to Deliver Commencement Address at AIC
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno will deliver the commencement address to graduate and undergraduate students and receive an honorary degree from American International College (AIC) at its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. at the MassMutual Center.
The mayor will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his commitment to economic development, financial stewardship, and community-based programs that address quality-of-life issues, education, and public safety.
Now in his fourth term, Sarno was first elected mayor in 2007, and won re-election in 2009, 2011 and 2015. He is the first mayor in the city’s history to be elected to a four-year term. During his time in office, Sarno has shepherded Springfield through financial challenges and natural disasters. His leadership has inspired businesses and residents of Springfield to look to a brighter future through redevelopment and renewal projects.
A native son, Sarno is a graduate of Westfield State College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He also attended American International College, where he majored in political science.