Erika DePalma, who is receiving a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, will deliver the student address during the graduate ceremony.
Edinboro University will celebrate the academic success of 530 students in the Class of 2022 during in-person undergraduate and graduate ceremonies Saturday, May 7.
Dr. Michael Hannan, vice president for Academic Planning, will confer associate and bachelor’s degrees on 398 undergraduates during the morning ceremony and master’s degrees upon 132 graduate students in the afternoon.
Undergraduate Commencement begins at 10 a.m. at McComb Fieldhouse, 455 Scotland Road. Beginning at 2 p.m., Dr. Hannan will award master’s degrees at the Graduate Commencement, located in Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall, 205 Meadville Street.
Samantha Prichard, a Titusville, Pa., native and member of Edinboro’s Honors College, will provide the student address during the undergraduate ceremony. Prichard will graduate summa cum laude with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Psychology and will be honored as the Outstanding Graduate in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department.
Additional speakers include Dr. Scott E. Miller, senior vice president of Academic Affairs and provost; John Wheeler, who serves as the student trustee on the Edinboro University Council of Trustees; and Mitch Kallay (’90), president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson will also deliver a virtual address to the Class of 2022.
Erika DePalma (’21) of Cranesville, Pa., who is receiving a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, will deliver the student address during the graduate ceremony. DePalma, who received her bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication and a minor in Leadership Studies, also served as academic, social and public relations chair for her sorority – Delta Zeta – and managed the EU Phonathon Team. She recently completed her graduate assistantship in Edinboro’s Office of Advancement.
Leading the academic procession and representing his faculty colleagues by carrying the Ceremonial Mace at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be Dr. Ron Raymond, associate professor and internship coordinator in Edinboro University’s Department of Communications, Journalism and Media. Dr. Juanita Kasper, associate professor in Edinboro University’s School of Education, will serve as Mace Bearer for the Graduate Commencement ceremony.
The distinction of mace bearer emphasizes the importance of faculty in Edinboro’s academic environment and the central role that faculty play in the academic and personal development of Edinboro students.
A quartet from the Edinboro University Singers will deliver the national anthem – arranged by composer Peter van den Honert – at the Undergraduate Ceremony. Brenden Brzozowski, a junior Computer Science major, will deliver the national anthem at the Graduate Ceremony.
Music for both ceremonies will be provided by the Edinboro University Pipes and Drums, directed by Sean P. Regan.
Spring 2022 Commencement Statistics
Bachelor’s Degrees: 374
Associate Degrees: 24
Master’s Degrees: 110
Certificate Programs: 12
Education Administrator Letters: 10
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Erie County: 192
Crawford County: 56
Allegheny County: 34
Business Administration: 45
Bachelor of Science – Nursing: 36
Fine Arts – Applied Media Arts: 33
Social Work: 23
Magna Cum Laude: 48
Summa Cum Laude: 54
Cum Laude: 60
Age Range: 20-54