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Commencement 2008

Program Information for the May 16th Graduation Ceremonies

Undergraduate Ceremony

Galen Center, 11:00 a.m.

Welcome: James G. Ellis, Dean, Marshall School of Business, The Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair; Dr. Douglas Joines, Vice Dean, Academic Programs

Golden Apple Teaching Award, presented by Neil Dewan, President, Marshall Business Student Government, B.S. Business Administration, Class of 2008

Student Speakers: Eboni C. Bennett, B.S. Business Administration, Class of 2008

Commencement Speaker: Alexander L. Cappello, Chairman and CEO, Cappello Group, Inc., USC Board of Trustees Member, Business Administration, Class of 1977

Presentation of Candidates for Bachelor's Degree: Dr. J. Douglas Andrews, Professor, Center for Management Communication; Dr. Paul R. Frommer, Department Chair, Center for Management Communication

 


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Graduate Ceremony

Galen Center, 6:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction: Cherie Scricca, Associate Dean, MBA Programs, Marshall School of Business

Dean's Address: James G. Ellis, Dean, Marshall School of Business, The Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair

Albert T. Quon University and Community Service Award, presented by Amar Arekapudi, Marshall Advisory Council, MBA Program

Golden Apple Teaching Awards, presented by Andrew Allen Sortch, President, Association of Graduate Business Students, MBA Program for Professionals and Managers

Recognition of Beta Gamma Sigma Initiates: Cherie Scricca, Associate Dean, MBA Programs

Commencement Speakers: Robert L. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, First Pacific Advisors, LLC; Taiki Esheim, MBA Candidate

Presentation of Degree Candidates: Jeanette Christensen, Director, MBA Program for Professionals and Managers; Brigitte Engel, Director, Executive MBA Program; Lida Jennings, Director, MBA Program

 


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Leventhal School of Accounting Ceremony

Alumni Park, 2:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Randolph P. Beatty, Dean, Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal School of Accounting, The Alan Casden Dean's Chair

Remarks: James G. Ellis, Dean, Marshall School of Business, The Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair

Student Speakers: Jeffrey Carnes, BSA; Matthew Hubbell, MAcc

Commencement Address: Brent Stevens, Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Jefferies & Company, Inc.

 


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