2019 Quinnipiac University Graduate Commencement – Business, Communications and Education

2019 Quinnipiac University Graduate Commencement – Business, Communications and Education

October 16, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


you Good morning I’m pleased to declare a
Quinnipiac University’s 2019 graduate commencement exercises for the School of
Business School of Communications and School of Education officially open what
everyone please stand for the national anthem which would be performed by Erika
strong a graduate and our School of Education oh say can you see by the
dawn’s early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming
whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o’er the
ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming and the Rockets red glare the
bombs bursting in gave proof through the night that our
flag was still there oh say does that star-spangled banner yet away or the land of the free and the please be seated I’d like to take a moment to recognize
members of our platform party which consists of our speaker and honorary
degree recipient university administrators and the deans and program
directors of our schools it is now my honor to present dr. Judy Olien
president of Kupiec University we’ll bring you greetings on behalf of the
university community and welcome and Thank You Provost Thompson I’m
absolutely delighted to be with you here today to celebrate this unforgettable
milestone in each of our students graduates lives this commencement marks
and exciting and perhaps slightly anxious time for you for the past few
years Quinnipiac has been your home please know it will always be your home
and we hope you come back often we are your constant yes in addition to your
families in this time of momentous change for you before he preys on all of
you let’s all acknowledge those who are with you for your entire journey spouses
partners significant others parents deep friends who helped you every step of the
way let us congratulate them too with gratitude for all they did to make this
day possible graduates you’ve shared in a very
special time of learning and growth while here at Quinnipiac because of all
this University and your colleges have to offer but the truth is that your
experience was transformational because of what each of you contributed and made
of your experience it’s you you have engaged you’ve been caring you’ve been
leaders in your own right and you’ve left an indelible mark that will benefit
future generations of graduates communities need you now more than ever
we live in times of social and political polarization of growing tensions along
economic gender racial ethnic and religious divides well at the same time
we’re experiencing the excitement and opportunities of unprecedented
discoveries in health care in technology and services and social connectors that
if deployed wisely could radically alleviate these tensions and improve the
quality of living for communities and even nations that have been previously
deprived you are the generation that can achieve this you’re so well prepared to
alleviate societal ills to broaden access to education as a human right to
use your understanding of markets to achieve social impact and to connect
social groups through the opportunities of rapidly advancing technologies and
scientific discovery this is such an exciting time and you are so well
positioned to join this accelerating wave of innovation and socially
impactful change and you’re already doing your part you’re caring and
dedication have extended to local and global communities this is no surprise
many of you plan to embark on careers that exist to create access to
opportunity and to lift the well-being and prosperity of communities just a few
examples you hosted the real story of Safe Schools which addressed
the role of social and emotional development in education you
participated in micro lending programs in leon nicaragua you supported a wide
range of entrepreneurs in starting and expanding their businesses
you created a landmark program in the region to educate residents about the
widespread problem of hunger right here in our neighborhoods you created a
public relations campaign and strategic plan for the Connecticut Science Center
and for Mandel Academy for teachers you ran training sessions for the
cheshire Chamber of Commerce on project management team performance staffing and
employee training you taught young children about financial literacy
business on entrepreneurship you collaborated with the CEO of Bristol
hospital on an emergency department cultural transition and your published
paper now serves to guide other acute care hospitals you volunteered at local
schools assisted with plays helped coach teams and advised after-school clubs and
you rolled up your sleeves for the big event and you did all of this while
managing a very hefty course load amazing we are so very proud of you and
admiring of your choices and passions of course this aligns well with quinnipiac
strategic priority of nurturing communities one of our four pillars in
the new strategic plan you are each ambitious talented caring and curious
and most importantly you conduct yourselves with integrity and decency
expect that as you look back at your time at qu you marvel at the remarkable
breadth of experiences you’ve had high impact class and community projects
courses that have changed how you think about the world research collaborations
alongside superbly talented faculty and you made friends for life with
of the best people you’ll ever meet as you go forth as Quinnipiac alumni I
encourage you to help others as you have been helped along the way whether
mentoring future generations who follow you becoming leaders in government or
community organizations assisting neighbors in the community reaching out
to children who are not benefitting from the childhood or education they deserve
joining research teams because of the promise of societal impact attending to
residents who seek your compassion I also encourage you to remain curious and
open to the new to continue learning and growing in our rapidly changing world we
don’t know what we’ll need to know in 10 years or even in five years what we do
know is that to be successful and enlightened we must be lifelong learners
as a cue you graduate beyond your technical and professional know-how
we’ve positioned you with a mindset of continued learning curiosity questioning
and critical thinking that’s the best preparation for 21st century careers and
for the accelerated changes of this complex globally connected world you
also demonstrated an appreciation of differences learning from working with
and listening to people from different backgrounds is where the best ideas and
solutions are generated you are lucky you are gifted as John F Kennedy said to
those whom much is given much is expected
remember to share your blessings and to give back we will be forever proud of
you and we’ll follow your life’s journey with great interest
please remain a bobcat for life stay connected wherever you land 5 find ways
to remain in touch with your fellow quu family and engage in lifelong growth and
learning also through qu my heartiest congratulations to the class
of 2019 you have already made your mark and we can’t see can’t wait to see how
you continue to change the world congratulations I now call shota Nakazawa forward
shota has a Master of Business Administration student and treasurer of
the Graduate Student Council who will welcome you on behalf of the graduates happy Mother’s Day thank you and welcome
thank you and welcome to a distinguished guests faculty administrators family and
friends Thank You Provost mark Thompson for years of dedication and service it
is my honor to present this graduating class as my two short years have been
filled with excitement and joy with my fellow students many of whom are sitting
in this arena now we started down this path to maximize our potential be a
lifelong learner and become more creative and intelligent leader while in
proceed for a happier and more meaningful life we are about to set out
to a less predictable and more precarious journey but nothing will
shake our confidence because we here today are more equipped with the wisdom
and competencies to make better decisions and navigate others the
master’s degree in the United States is one of the most coveted and valuable
achievements for people around the world during this special season hundreds of
thousands of students are graduating and thousands of new leaders emerging
throughout the nation the nation with thriving economy home over every
invention that forever changed the lives of people in the place of the highest
standard of living founded by your previous generations and here we are
graduating from Canadia with academic excellence innovative mind and various
skill sets acquired through challenges the opportunities that were constantly
presented to us I give a special thanks to our peers that make up the student
body who have generated great opportunities for us to grow through
service to our communities helping people in need and children that are
less fortunate than us regardless of our different aspirations we have we are the
hyper form that believe in the good cause we will
enlist our very best minds and hearts and expertise to help shape this country
a country of innovation initiative and generosity graduates you are the
emerging new leaders in the accomplishments and capabilities will
always make America prosperous and keep her on this continue the path as the
global superpower that the rest of the world still aspires today so let’s
reflect on this journey we took let’s reflect on our insatiable desire for
greater achievements that made us take it and all the tough times we were
confronted with and obstacles we powered through think of our illumina out there
who who thrived on challenges and solidified our brand what we learn upon
reflection is how we were forged to be the success to positively impact the
society class of 2019 you are about to graduate now how fortunate you are and
thank your parents and family for making all this happen do not forget to give
back to who supported you and never forget to outshine the rest of the world
follow the examples shown by our predecessors but now is our turn to lead
and be the inspiration for the future generations please join me
congratulating the graduating class of 2019 thank you Thank You shota and I’ll call forward
John Lansing rich Hanley and Judeo lien for the conferral of the honorary degree John Lansing as a distinguished leader
in broadcast communications you have overseen some of the largest and most
influential properties in the industry as the chief executive officer and
director of the United States Agency for global media you have driven the vision
for five networks that reach more than three hundred and forty five million
listeners and viewers each week in 60 languages during your nine years as
president of Scripps Networks you oversaw Scripps Networks Interactive a
2.5 billion dollar division of the company with a robust portfolio of six
cable channels including the Food Network Travel Channel and HGTV and the
100 million-dollar Scripps Networks digital division you also developed a
multimedia strategy for the Scripps Networks to become one of the leading
developers of unique content across television digital mobile and publishing
platforms as the president and CEO of the cable and Telecommunications
Association for marketing you guided an organization comprised of 90 of the
leading US and Canadian cable companies and television programmers in
appreciation for your steadfast commitment to your profession and your
engagement with our School of Communications as a member of its
advisory board Quinnipiac University is pleased to present you with the honorary
degree of Doctor of Humane Letters this 11th day of May 2019 by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane
Letters honoris causa with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations now my pleasure to introduce our
commencement speaker and newest alumnus John LAN small thank you thank you very
much president Olli on Provost Thompson Dean Dashell Dean O’Connor and acting
dean bloom and thank you to all the faculty it’s truly one of the highest
honors if not the highest honor of my career and my life to have the
opportunity to join this wonderful institution and I’m deeply grateful
thank you to our graduates my congratulations to you today I’m super
excited for you I also wanted to remind you that tomorrow is Mother’s Day and
I’d like for us all then maybe sit and just ponder for a moment the impact and
importance of your mother or the person who acted in that role for you during
your life please stand and join me in an ovation on this eve of Mother’s Day for
your mothers as president Olien said parents
grandparents spouses and loved ones congratulations to you today knowing my
own journey to graduation which on and off took 29 years but that’s a different
story for Tipton for today it would have been virtually impossible without the
support of my wife Jeanne and my family so it gives me the perspective I need to
understand that this is also your day so congratulations to your families as well and to our graduates your journey both
ends and begins on this one single day you’re now armed with the tools of
knowledge you’ll need to begin mapping out a life of accomplishment however
you’ll define it you’ll bring your whole self into your careers those parts of
you that quinnipiac help sharpen and refine with you but you’ll also bring
your core values and your guiding ethical principles that you’ve clarified
and sharpened at your time here at Quinnipiac indeed your moral compass
will be an essential element of how you live your life is both a person and a
professional including duties of loyalty but not blind loyalty commitment to
supporting and helping others along the way as you put them before yourself as
others have done for you and allegiance to honor and truthfulness
even when shortcuts taken by others may tempt you today I want to touch on an
issue that in my view is the defining one of our age one that touches every
aspect of our lives from our personal life our professional life and even the
glue that holds our nation together I should point out here that I speak today
not on behalf of the United States government but on my own behalf but the
issue to which I’m referring is the state of truthfulness in our country and
in our world and I call on all of us to be willing to recognize it
today there’s actually a war on truth a war that must be won it’s being fought on many battlefields
including the digital information battlefield where information is being
weaponized and unwitting citizens here and around the world are being
manipulated it’s a war that’s often conducted in shadowy corners of social
media by foreign and domestic posers and even robots that poison the truthful
narratives that help us and you sort through complicated issues a set of
unimpeachable facts and the existence of a baseline of truth is the foundation
that undergirds our democracy its institutions and the health safety and
security of all American citizens since our country’s founding it has been
journalists and journalism that have stood watch over private and public
officials and power to hold them accountable to what is factual and what
is true journalists who abide by the highest standards of professional
journalism are not the enemy of the people yet there are those that would
have you think that to distort and confuse you that’s not to say that
journalists are perfect and as the law lifelong career journalist myself I can
attest to my own failings but at my core and at the core of every professional
journalist I’ve ever known as a sincere desire and I would dare say a burning
passion to find and report the truth I began my career as a video journalist I
learned early on that the visual narrative I produced could at times be
the most powerful witness to factual events and truthful storytelling it was
a time when there wasn’t a camera in everyone’s pocket it was on me to
understand the events unfolding before me and to record it in a way that
truthfully and meaningfully conveyed the story I also quickly realized that the
mere presence of a large video camera at a tense and complicated news event can
be potentially harmful particularly to vulnerable individuals it’s a lesson I
learned the hard way early in my career a little later I recall a grieving
mother on the scene of a drowning that turned to joy
family holiday on in outing into a family tragedy having learned my lesson
this time I stayed back and did my best to cover what was minimally necessary
for the story and avoided any graphic pictures or attempts to interview her I
had learned that the pursuit of truth does not ride roughshod over the
feelings and emotions of people who are vulnerable or at risk of future harm
there are many stakeholders and truth-telling and all must be considered
before decisions are made that cannot be taken back the importance of truth is
essential even if telling the truth is difficult and must be done with care it
also means we must become smarter at recognizing what the truth is as my
career progressed I found myself leading local television newsrooms in
Minneapolis and Chicago and grew to understand the larger truths can be
difficult to discern I realize that having a newsroom that lacked many forms
of diversity is in itself a recipe for missing the larger truth shaping our
news judgement I recall holding town hall meetings with citizens in both
cities I’ll never forget one meeting in particular in a majority African
American section of South Chicago we opened the meeting with a broad question
just to break the ice what does local TV news mean to you
I was rattled by the responses we received one woman rose to say that the
african-american communities of Chicago are more than crime scenes
she said why do you only rush to our neighborhood when there’s an incident of
violence where are the stories of our successful young people the
contributions of our community leaders our doctors and lawyers and academics
where are they why do you exploit us like that I realized immediately that we
had gotten her story and the stories of her community wrong that the truth about
being an african-american in Chicago that we were telling every night was
nowhere close to reality we were giving only one slice of factual information
stories of crime but thought we were failing to report
the broader and deeper dimensions of truth our newsroom did some
soul-searching about how African Americans are represented in our daily
broadcast we proactively talked about the imbalance of crime coverage over
other important topics such as business education health and religion my lesson
learned was that the pursuit of truth is a responsibility to take my blinders off
to seek out and listen to others to make sure my institutional biases are not
coloring my judgment and therefore skewing my decision and my actions I
share it with you not just as journalists and communicators but in
education and business where your judgment and adherence to the truth
undergird your reputations and ultimate success over the past four years my
journeys taking me to the United States Agency for global media where I oversee
one of the largest news organizations in the world with over 3,000 journalists
reporting in 61 languages over a hundred countries our mission is to provide
truthful and professional reporting to parts of the world that do not have the
benefit of a free and open press it’s our duty to pursue the truth and telling
America’s story to the world and to provide truthful coverage of
authoritarian regimes where their citizens are lied to and manipulated on
a daily basis in places like Russia China Vietnam Cambodia North Korea and
Cuba the truth those citizens receive is a collection of lies and deceptions
designed to allow illegitimate dictators to gain and retain power and alarmingly
the authoritarian trend is spreading across the globe our agency fights this
onslaught of lies head-on every day on what has now become the information
battlefield and our journalists are paying a high price through their
courage in the face of strong men who think nothing of jailing journalists for
the crime of reporting the truth and in some cases the danger for journalists
extends to the ultimate sacrifice as it has for 15 of our journalists 3 in
just the past year but the truth is worth fighting for
now as we have seen the erosion of truth has come to our shores in the form of
Russian hackers attacking our sacred process for electing our leaders we’re
also under attack on a daily basis from other adversaries seeking to disrupt our
great American experiment a democracy that threatens despots whose only goal
is to completely destroy the very idea of true and verifiable facts facts that
would challenge the power they’ve grabbed with no accountability for its
the accountability bit built into our system of government that is crucial to
its long-term survival our leaders in politics business education and all
corners of society must be held to a standard of truthfulness and honesty
it’s the critical element that separates America from lapsing into the
authoritarian tendencies of our ever series and believe me there’s nothing
they would want more it’s on us each and every one of us to defend the very idea
that truth is sacred as you start your professional lives know this truth is
based on verifiable facts truth is not an opinion masquerading as a fact truth
and nonsense are not two sides of the same coin and there are no alternative
facts which brings me to a term hurt all too often in recent months and years
fake news I’ve thought a lot about the use of this term and have come to
believe it’s actually two things on the one hand fake news is exactly what
authoritarian regimes use in closed societies to control the narrative and
keep their citizens off-balance and I’m unsure of whom to trust for an
authoritarian like Vladimir Putin this use of fake news is a method for
destroying the very idea that there exists a verifiable set of facts think
of it this way if the idea of truth based on verifiable facts is dead then
the biggest liars win because when you’re an illegitimate
leader you fear the truth so it must be destroyed on the other hand the term
fake news has snowballed in this country mostly through an accusation leveled at
journalists and journalistic institutions most often I believe the
fake news label comes from those who just don’t like the news reporting no
matter how factually accurate the reporting is don’t allow yourself to be
overwhelmed don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed by a fog of opinions apply
your critical thinking skills you’ve learned here at Quinnipiac University
explore examine and verify to be sure the American press is not perfect and it
makes mistakes my 42 years of experience tells me these
are overwhelmingly mostly honest mistakes good news organizations correct
their mistakes promptly and transparently question those that don’t
but to label any legitimate journalists as the enemy of the people and to
aggressively seek to undermine the veracity of honest and truthful
reporting by labeling it as fake is dangerous it’s dangerous because it aids
our adversaries in denouncing the very idea of fact-based truth it’s a road
that does not lead to a stronger democracy it’s a road taken by
authoritarians around the world to hold on to power and it puts journalists at a
higher risk of violence truth is worth fighting for it’s worth fighting for in
the press it’s worth fighting for it all our daily lives and it’s worth fighting
for in your professional lives to come sometimes the truth hurts sometimes the
truth truth presents longer and more difficult path to success big and small
sometimes the truth must be managed carefully to avoid unnecessarily harming
certain stakeholders but it is the foundation our nation rests upon we hold
these truths to be self-evident it’s the foundation for success in business the
foundation for six success in education and certainly the
foundation for success in communications nurture the truth protect the truth
honor the truth thank you thank you John it’s now my privilege
privilege to introduce dr. Matthew O’Connor Dean of the School of Business greetings on behalf of the faculty and
staff of the school of business it is our pleasure to join with all of you
today to honor the accomplishments of today’s graduates to recognize the
support of their families and friends and to celebrate with this wonderful
community of scholars students alumni and Friends that we call Quinnipiac
University thank you for being here today
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right Isabella Rose zaccardi Dominica Murray’s Emilio I asked the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the school of business candidates for the degree of Master of
Business Administration by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Masters of Business
Administration with all of the rights and privileges thereto congratulations please be seated marshals please direct
the candidates for the Master of Science and accounting degree to the platform Peter David Beck were Mert Alexandra
Barry Robert James Deegan Gianna Marie D Miceli Christopher Joseph ferry jaha
whoa Joseph Patrick Lord Kyle Nicholas had Rowley Kyle is the
recipient of the faculty award for academic excellence for the MS and
accounting program congratulations Kyle john-paul Reagan ask the candidates to please rise Madam
President I have the honor to present from the school of business candidates
for the degree of Masters of Science in accounting by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science in
accounting with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations marshals please direct the candidates
for the Master of Science in business analytics degree to the platform Richard Alves Devin Andrews Brian Baker Rebecca Lynn Caruso Benjamin John Donne arrum Toni Durst bat
theoretic Luke chase Forrester Christopher Joseph Gosselin Christopher
is the recipient of the faculty award for academic excellence in the masters
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present from the school of business candidates for the degree of Masters of
Science in business analytics by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science in business
analytics with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations marshals please direct the candidates
for the Master of Science in organizational leadership degree to the
platform Amanda Armstrong Susan Cassio Jennifer alkyl Ella Timothy ax l Coleman Sarah that Colvin Natasha
Nicola Crawford Jennifer Elizabeth Duluth James Kofi doorman Katherine Volk
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Torres elisabeth von Luling Keith Waterhouse tahira Siobhan Williams I asked the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the school of business candidates for the degree of Master of
Science in organizational leadership by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science in
organizational leadership with all of the rights and privileges pertaining
thereto congratulations on behalf of the School of Business
thank you and congratulations to all of today’s graduates it’s now my privilege
to introduce Terry Blum interim dean of the School of Communications it is such
a privilege to be here with all of you today to celebrate the many
accomplishments of this outstanding group that we have of storytellers
designers reporters producers and researchers your faculty and
administrators in the School of Communications join me in the knowledge
that you are poised to move our industries forward and to make positive
impacts on your communities we very much look forward to taking the next step of
this journey with you beyond just today’s celebration congratulations marshals please direct the candidates
for the Master of Science in interactive media and communications degree to the
platform Susan M a bowl Ella Susan is the recipient of the faculty award for
academic excellence in the Master of Science and interactive media and
communications Emmanuel Amos Christina Lauren and jela
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Sammy’s a core I asked the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the school of communications the candidates for the
degree of Master of Science in interactive media and communications by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science and
interactive media and communications with all of the rights and privileges
pertaining thereto congratulations marshals please direct
the candidates for the Master of Science and journalism degree to the platform
wynton d borders richard Lessard graham scott marina Madam President I have the
honor to present from the school of communications the candidates for the
degree of Master of Science in journalism by the power vested in me by
the Board of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science
in journalism with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations marshals please direct the candidates for the Master of Science
in public relations degree to the platform and to star Albert Cote Paul
Caracciola the third Alexandra barrel Clarke Kelsey Nicole Connors Victoria are a
striker Sara Elizabeth Betty Lauren Nicole LaChance Pamela LaGuardia Gonzales Pamela is the
recipient of the faculty award for academic excellence for the Master of
Science and public relations Stephanie ler Kara Morgan Taylor so it’s
key daniela marie traveli I asked the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the school of communications the candidates for the
degree of the Master of Science in public relations by the power vested in
me by the Board of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of
Science in public relations with all of the rights and privileges pertaining
thereto congratulations Marshalls please direct the candidates
for the Master of Science in sports journalism degree to the platform Robin
Nicole Brown Robin is the recipient of the faculty award for excellence for the
Master of Science and sports journalism Darrin Collins Jolie Sophia Hodgson Alejandro everardo Pena David Anthony
Pugliese II Danielle Thea I asked the candidates to please rise
Madam President I have the honor to present from the school of
communications the candidates for the degree of the Master of Science in
sports journalism by the power vested in me by the Board of Trustees I hereby
confer upon you the degree of Master of Science in sports journalism with all of
the rights and privileges pertaining thereto congratulations on behalf of the
School of Communications congratulations everyone it’s now my privilege to
introduce dr. Andy shell Dean of the School of Education thank you good morning as Dean of the
School of Education it is my great pleasure to welcome all the families and
friends that came here today to celebrate our amazing school of
education graduates each graduate each graduate who is going to walk across
this Dyess has worked so very hard for this moment most if not all have been
working full-time while completing their graduate degrees and I know it has been
many many long nights and long weekends to get here today so I am so grateful as
your Dean to be a part of this commencement this beginning of what we
know will be a world deeply affected by the skills energy and commitment you all
hold as highly qualified professionals and passionate caring educators and now
marshals could you please direct the candidates
for the Master of Arts in teaching elementary education degree to the
platform Neph a lucy Ababwa Jenna Morgan Adams jennifer lynn Ambrogio Lauren Michelle
Birdsall Nicole Danielle Brandi Kelly and heart Casey
Lynn Delvecchio Phoebe Elizabeth de Perry Alexandra Dorsey Nicole Brittany
Doss Emmy Anderson du Lac Christy Dawn’s ube Samantha Anna Farkas kaeleen Margaret Foley John Anthony Grasso the third Carly Taylor reco Tracy Arielle hangs Julie Elizabeth
Hussey daraa Heather Kaplan Morgan Pauline Gazzara Morgan is
the recipient of the excellence in teaching and scholarship award for the
m80 in elementary education Nina Lauren LaBrie katherine marie
Lavallee Gweneth in Mahoney Brooke Alexandra Martin’s Dakota Marie Molinari Giselle Florence Matheny Hannah rose Morrison ELISA may O’Connor Sophia Louise Owens Amanda joy Pacheco Samantha page parody Olivia and the
Rocca Alexis Lee Salamone Jamie Catherine’s
Enzo Shelby Teresa Sharky heaven
Anthony Sharon the second al is April Elizabeth some al Brian
hunter Thomas Brittany Toula Lisa solace I asked the candidates to please rise
Madam President I have the honor to present from the School of Education
candidates for the degree of Master of Arts in teaching elementary education by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Arts in teaching
elementary education with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations Marshalls
please direct the candidates for the Master of Arts in teaching secondary
education degree to the platform Abigail Lee Baker Abigail is the
recipient of the excellence in teaching and scholarship award for the m80 in
secondary education Gillian Alexandra Clark Taylor
Paige Dawson Megan Elizabeth Cecchetti Alexandra grace Fink megan elizabeth
Finelli michael david gagged on Eric Douglas Jo Samantha and gross any ish FAQ Elizabeth Lanie Jackson Estefan Jenkins Marrero Michael Joseph Lapita the fourth Justin
Evan LaDonna Jessica in Lee Molly Rose Macduff Tyler McCready Tyler white Bowers Teresa
Elizabeth Murphy Noel Victoria Musco Kelly Marie Parisi Rosie Ellen Perkins Amanda Sarah Ramey Antonio Ulysses Romero’s Avila Alexander
Christian Rinaldi Alexandria Marie Saida Cassandra said Grove Hannah Soto Jamie
Elizabeth tomahto Tucker Alan Wakefield and Sara
Lee direct I asked the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the School of Education candidates for the degree of Master of
Arts in teaching secondary education by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Arts in teaching
secondary education with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations Marshalls please direct the candidates
for the Master of Science in instructional design degree to the
platform Nadia goddess Rebecca
Mary for scurvy Z’s Susan Sondre Susan is the recipient of the excellence in
scholarship and practice award for instructional design Madam President I have the honor to
present from the school of education candidates for the degree of Master and
Master of Science in instructional design by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science and
instructional design with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations marshals please direct the candidates for the Master of Science
in special education degree to the platform danielle marie apple honest catherine in deadly Rihanna Denise
Burlinson Colleen Connelly Nora el Krim Jakaya Krunk Nancy Diaz Bridget Arlene fig Nick
Bridget is the recipient of the excellence in scholarship practice and
advocacy award for special education Sarah frolic Kaneesha
l grant crystal in Ludovico Yolanda Monique
Norwood Keeler or taro Lauren Michelle pallone Sarah
Nicole Pandolfi melissa Marie Schaeffer Jessica and Tagliamonte E Rachel Francis Turner Jacqueline Nicole Withington Jessica
Lynne Z knowit’s I asked the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the school of education candidates for the degree of Master of
Science in special education by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science in special
education with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations Marshalls please direct the candidates
for the Master of Science in teacher leadership degree to the platform Jessie
Richard Brennan Jennifer Daria
Dirigo Alexandria grace friar Katharine Eileen Gallagher Renee
Elizabeth Gendreau Sarah Katherine Jim wreck Lauren Michelle herd Olga Nikolaevna marathon check Laura see O’Boyle Amanda and puree Erica
joy strong I asked we’ll wait a second ask the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the School of Education candidates for the degree of Master of
Science in teacher leadership by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the degree of Master of Science in teacher
leadership with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations marshals please direct the candidates for the sixth year
diploma in educational leadership to the platform Nicole Laura Ennis le Michael Dominic
Barton Joanna Bower Lauren Rebecca Byrne akhiya Amanda Lynn
Buckley Diana Emma Carter Laura Marie de Santo Stephanie eret Douglas Frasier Starlin Jean
jabya tamina con Adam Raymond Kozak Alicia M lo she Martha in
Catherine Noonan Martha and is the recipient of the excellence in
scholarship and leadership award for educational leadership Jessica Silvestro Rhonda Lin turcotte Marlo Angelina for
Ostrow Rogerio I asked the candidates to please rise Madam President I have the honor to
present from the School of Education candidates for the degree of sixth year
diploma in educational leadership by the power vested in me by the Board
of Trustees I hereby confer upon you the sixth year diploma in educational
leadership with all of the rights and privileges pertaining thereto
congratulations once again on behalf of the entire
school of education family I congratulate each of you be brilliant
the education world needs you thank you it’s my privilege to introduce Brett
Amendola class of 1991 and president of the Alumni Board of Governors to
officially welcome our graduates as alumni I asked the graduates to please rise it
is my honor to stand before you as president of the Alumni Board of
Governors and a member of the class of 1991 I invite you to move your tassel to
the left side of your cap this simple act signifies your transition from
student to alumnus and the continuation of your unique and lifelong relationship
with Quinnipiac I’m pleased to welcome you as fellow alumni congratulations on behalf of Quinnipiac University again
offer congratulations to the class of 2019 as we conclude today’s ceremony I
have a couple of announcements only the platform party and faculty will recess
out our graduates and families can proceed to the Rocky Top Student Center
next door for a reception transportation for those that need assistance is
available once outside you’ll see signs to the left
would everyone please stand for the recessional