Schools and Colleges Hold Convocation Ceremonies

Posted: May 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

University Commencement for all students will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center.

An optional student Commencement rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Patriot Center.

In addition, all schools and colleges hold their own convocation ceremonies. Following is the schedule.

Thursday, May 14

  • College of Health and Human Services, 10 a.m., Patriot Center.

    Speaker: Marie Bernard, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging.

  • New Century College, 10:30 a.m, Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

    Speaker: Alma Clayton-Pedersen, vice president for education and institutional renewal, American Association of Colleges and Universities.

  • The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, 2:30 p.m., Patriot Center.

    Speaker: Hadi Rezazad, ENGR IT ’03, PhD IT ’09, founder and CEO of Orchid Technologies and Management L.C.

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: master’s/doctorals, 7 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

    Speaker: E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post.

  • College of Science, 7:30 p.m., Patriot Center.

    Speaker: Thomas E. Lovejoy III, president of The Heinz Center.

Friday, May 15

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: (Undergrad), 11 a.m., Patriot Center.

    Speaker: Tom Davis, former congressman representing Virginia’s 11th district.

  • School of Recreation, Health and Tourism (College of Education and Human Development), noon, Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

    Speaker: Charlene R. Burgeson, executive director of the

    National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

  • College of Visual and Performing Arts, 2 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

    No speaker.

  • School of Management, 4 p.m., Patriot Center.

    Speaker: F. Kevin Reynolds, president of Cardinal Bank.

  • School of Public Policy, 7 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

    Speaker: William Schneider, CNN senior political analyst.

Saturday, May 16

  • University Commencement, 10 a.m., Patriot Center.

    Speaker: Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of America Online.

  • Graduate School of Education, (College of Education and Human Development), 2 p.m., Patriot Center.

    Speakers: Alan Leis, superintendent, Naperville Community Unit School District #203, and Lynne Boyer, 2009 Alumna winner.

  • School of Law, 2 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

    Speaker: Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia.

  • Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 2:00 p.m., Johnson Center Dewberry Hall.

    Speaker: Gregory H. Stanton, James Farmer Professor in Human Rights, University of Mary Washington.

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