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May 21, 2013

UMBC 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Contact:
Elyse Ashburn
Director of Communications
eashburn@umbc.edu
410.455.2065

UMBC will hold its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 23, proceeded by its Graduate Commencement Ceremony on May 22. Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University, will deliver the Undergraduate Commencement address, and Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, will deliver the Graduate Commencement address.

Dates and Locations:
UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013. Procession begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 1 p.m.
Where: 1st Mariner Arena, 201 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Procession begins at 9:50 a.m., followed by the ceremony at 10 a.m.
Where: UMBC’s Retriever Activities Center (RAC), 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Details: At UMBC’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, about 1,400 students will walk and receive their bachelor’s degrees. In addition to delivering the address, Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree for her leadership in reimagining the role that universities play in our communities.

UMBC’s leaders, faculty, staff and students have benefitted from Chancellor Cantor’s thoughtful leadership on many of the most pressing issues facing universities today, including how to support and promote public scholarship, sustainability and diversity. Prior to her appointment at Syracuse, Chancellor Cantor served as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, Chancellor Cantor was closely involved in the university's defense of affirmative action in the cases Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, decided by the Supreme Court in 2003.

At its Graduate Commencement Ceremony, UMBC will award almost 200 master’s degrees and 44 Ph.D.’s. In addition to delivering the address, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree for his leadership in securing our nation’s financial future. TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services organization and the leading retirement provider for workers in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields. In addition to leading TIAA-CREF, Dr. Ferguson has served as Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors and as a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

More information about the commencement ceremonies is available here.

Posted by eashburn at May 21, 2013 5:42 PM