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Commencement, May 11, 2007

Undergraduate Ceremony

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

 


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Graduate Ceremony

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

 


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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: Stephanie Atiase, BSA; Clare Hawthorne, MAcc

Commencement Address: Peter H. Griffith, Vice Chair, Pacific South West Area, Ernst & Young

 


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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