• Commencement 2015


    June 4, 2015 

    Madison Square Garden



  • Commencement Program 

    PRESIDING Gail O. Mellow, AA, BA, MA, PhD, President of the College 
    Musical Medley  
    Processional Music  Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
    Student Processional
    Faculty, Staff & Alumni Processional
    Presidential Platform Party Processional
    Introduction Burl Yearwood, BS, PhD
    Grand Marshal 
    Welcome  Paul Arcario, BA, MA, MEd, EdD
    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 
    Music Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1814)
    Arranged and Conducted by Lisa DeSpain, BMusComp, MMus  
    Performed by the LaGuardia Student Choir
    Music Program, Humanities Department 
       The audience is requested to remain standing until after the National Anthem is played.
    Greetings The Honorable Wellington Z. Chen BS
    Board of Trustees of the City University of New York
      Judith Bergtraum, BA, EdM, JD
    Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction & Management
    The City University of New York 
      Mark C. Healy, AAS, BS                                                                
    LaGuardia Class of 1983
      Edemir Castaño, Representative, Class of 2015
    KeyNote Address President Mellow Introduces the Keynote Speaker
    Cecilia Muñoz, BA, MA
    Director of the Domestic Policy Council  
    The White House
    Conferring of Degrees President Mellow
    Candidates Presented by Provost Arcario
    Recessional Music  "Happy" by Pharrell Williams 

    *Program subject to change