Program Information for the May 16th Graduation Ceremonies
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
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
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.