Previous Commencements

2015

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.

View and download pictures from the 2015 Commencement Exercises on Flickr

View video from the 2015 Commencement Exercises on YouTube

2014

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.

Selected video of the ceremony can be found on the School’s YouTube page. Photos are available for download from the School’s Facebook page.

2013

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.

Select video of the ceremony includes students crossing the stage. Photos from the ceremony can be found on the school's Flickr and Facebook pages.

2013 commencement program book.

2012

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.

2012 commencement program book.

Commencement photos at CUNY SPS's Flickr account.
 
Commencement videos on CUNY SPS's YouTube channel.