Program Information for the May 15th 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. John G. Matsusaka, Vice Dean, Faculty and Academic Affairs
Golden Apple Teaching Award, presented by Neda Farzan, President, Marshall Business Student Government, BS Business Administration, Class of 2009
Student Speakers: Michael Thomsen, BS Business Administration, Class of 2009
Commencement Speaker: Mark R. Goldston, Chairman, President and CEO, United Online, Inc.
Presentation of Candidates for Bachelor's Degree: Professor Paul R. Frommer, Department Chair, Center for Management Communication; Professor J. Douglas Andrews, Center for Management Communication; Professor Julia Plotts, Department of Finance and Business Economics; Professor Michael Coombs, Department of Management and Organization
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 Laurence L. Livingston, Chief Executive Officer, Student Executive Committee, Marshall MBA Program
Golden Apple Teaching Awards, presented by Andrew Do, President, Association of Graduate Business Students, MBA Program for Professionals and Managers
Commencement Speakers: Harvey Mackay, Chairman and Founder, Mackay Mitchell Envelope Company, best-selling author and syndicated columnist
Recognition of Beta Gamma Sigma Initiates: Cherie Scricca, Associate Dean, MBA Program
Commencement Student Speaker: Christopher Bruce Allen, 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
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: Brian Barker, BSA; Rebecca Dunek, MAcc
Commencement Address: Douglas C. Wride, President and Chief Operating Officer Websense Inc.