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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.
From the Class of 2015, the oldest student was born in 1932 (during the Hoover administration) and received a Master of Arts degree; the oldest bachelor’s degree recipient was born in 1950, when Harry Truman was president; women comprised around 72% of the graduating class; seven international students represented six countries, and there were graduates from 25 states beyond New York.
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.
To view and download pictures from the 2015 Commencement Exercises on Flickr, click here.
To view video from the 2015 Commencement Exercises on YouTube, click here.
Over 500 graduates were recognized for their academic achievements at the 2014 CUNY SPS Commencement Exercises, held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York City.
Family, faculty and graduates were fortunate to hear from a number of speakers, including John Mogulescu, Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies; Hugo Morales, CUNY Trustee; and Gloriana Waters, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management, CUNY.
CUNY SPS faculty member William Bernhardt provided poignant remarks on behalf of his colleagues. The graduates were represented by PeggyAnn Heeney, a graduate of the Communication and Media program who offered some reflections on what it means to graduate from CUNY SPS. Rossana Rosado, Publisher Emerita of El Diario-La Prensa, delivered an impactful, rousing keynote address.
CUNY SPS proudly honored the achievement of over 450 graduates at the school's 2013 Commencement Exercises held on June 5 at Alice Tully Hall in New York City's renowned Lincoln Center.
The evening ceremony included a number of noted speakers, including John Mogulescu, Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies; Rita DiMartino, CUNY Trustee; William P. Kelly, incoming Interim Chancellor, CUNY; Matthew Sapienza, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, CUNY; and John Liu, New York City Comptroller.
Professor Philip A. Pecorino delivered remarks to the graduates on behalf of the School's faculty, while Tiffany Valdes, a 2013 graduate of the BA in Communication and Media program, offered humorous and touching remarks on behalf of her fellow graduates. Tanya Fields, founder and Executive Director of the BLK ProjeK, delivered a passionate and uplifting keynote address to the graduates and their guests.
Selected video of the ceremony, including the students crossing the stage, can be found here. Photos from the ceremony can be found on the school's Flickr and Facebook pages. A copy of the ceremony's program book can be found here.
CUNY SPS celebrated the accomplishments of over 400 graduates from over 25 different disciplines at its 2012 Commencement Exercises on June 5 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.
Speakers included John Mogulescu, Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Alexandra Logue, Trustee Frieda Foster, William P. Kelly, President of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and Judy Halliday CUNY SPS faculty representative. Yvette L. Campbell, President and CEO of the Harlem School of the Arts delivered the keynote address and Nelson Franco, 2012 graduate of the BA in Communication and Culture program, offered an enthusiastic speech on behalf of his fellow graduates. To view the 2012 commencement program book click here.
Watch commencement videos on CUNY SPS's YouTube channel.