On Tuesday, June 9, more than 500 graduates were recognized for their academic achievements at the 2015 CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) Commencement Exercises, held at Carnegie Hall, in New York City.
A record 2,500 family, faculty, and graduates were addressed by a number of speakers, including John Mogulescu, Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, the Honorable Joseph K. Awadjie, CUNY Trustee, and LaRoi Lawton, CUNY SPS Governing Council Representative, Horace Barker, CUNY SPS Foundation Board of Directors, and CUNY General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, Frederick P. Schaffer.
Speaking for the CUNY SPS Faculty, Andrew Sparberg gave uplifting remarks on behalf of his colleagues. Representing the students of the graduating class was Reesa Graham, a graduate of the MA in Applied Theatre program who offered poignant and personal remarks to her fellow graduates.
Dr. Regina Peruggi, President Emerita of Kingsborough Community College and the Commencement’s keynote speaker, addressed the graduates with a heartfelt speech and warm wishes.