Commencement, May 11, 2007
Galen Center, 11:00 a.m.
Welcome: James G. Ellis, Dean, Marshall School of Business; Dr. Valerie S. Folkes, Vice Dean, Academic Programs
Golden Apple Teaching Award, presented by Maija L. Benincasa, President, Marshall Business Student Government, B.S. Business Administration, Cass of 2007
Student Speakers: Kristen Katharine Clark, B.S. Business Administration, Class of 2007; Aigerim Duiseneyeva, B.S. Business Administration, Class of 2007
Commencement Speaker: Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com, B.S. Business Administration, Class of 1986
Presentation of Candidates for Bachelor's Degree: Mr. Kazi A. Mamun, M.A., Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising; Dr. J. Douglas Andrews, Professor, Center for Management Communications
Galen Center, 6:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction: James G. Ellis, Dean, Marshall School of Business
Recognition of Beta Gamma Sigma Initiates: Cherie Scricca, Associate Dean, MBA Programs
Albert T. Quon University and Community Service Award, presented by John B. Stewart Jr., President, Association of Graduate Business Students, Marshall MBA Program
Golden Apple Teaching Awards, presented by Paul J. Mullin, President, Association of Graduate Business Students MBA Program for Professionals and Managers
Commencement Speakers: Sidney Harman, Harman Internation Industries, Inc.; Michael George Brindley Reynaud, MBA Candidate
Presentation of Degree Candidates: Cherie Scricca, Associate Dean, MBA Program; Jeanette Christensen, Director, MBA Program for Professionals and Managers; Brigitte Engel, Director, Executive MBA Program; Lida Jennings, Director, Marshall 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: Stephanie Atiase, BSA; Clare Hawthorne, MAcc
Commencement Address: Peter H. Griffith, Vice Chair, Pacific South West Area, Ernst & Young
Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
May 10, JKP 300, 12:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction: Deborah MacInnis, Vice Dean, Ph.D. Program
Dean’s Address: James G. Ellis, Dean
Hooding of Doctoral Candidates: Sung-Han (Sam) Lee, Deepa Chandrasekaran, Christine El Haddad, Laura Erskine
Congratulatory Concluding Remarks: Kevin Murphy, Vice Dean, Faculty and Academic Affairs