• Commencement 2015
  • Commencement Program 

    PRESIDING   Gail O. Mellow, AA, BA, MA, PhD, President of the College
    PROCESSIONAL  Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
    Student Processional
    Faculty, Staff & Alumni
    ProcessionalPresidential Platform Party Processional
    INTRODUCTION  Scott G. White, BA, MA,MLS
    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.    

    The Honorable Valerie Lancaster Beal, BA, MBA
    Member The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York

    James B. Milliken, BA, JD
    Chancellor, The City University of New York

    Rhazi M. Kone, AS, BArch LaGuardia Class of 2007
    Arti A. Cameron, AS, BA
    LaGuardia Class of 2008

    Julio Trinidad 
    Representative, Class of 2014 
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS   Ray Suarez, Jr., BA, MA
    Broadcast Journalist, PBS NewsHour, Al Jazeera  
    U.S. Secretary of Labor
    CONFERRING OF DEGREES   President Mellow
    Candidates Presented by Vice President Arcario
     RECESSIONAL   Grand March from Aida, Arranged by Don Schaeffer
    The audience is requested to remain seated until the Recessional is completed.  

    *Program subject to change 

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