Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Toss Your Caps! Philly Graduates with Mayor Nutter

On Friday, May 14, Peirce students from the 2010 graduating class along with members of faculty and administration joined Mayor Michael Nutter, special guest Bill Cosby, and students and administration from colleges and universities across the Philadelphia region for a citywide graduation celebration. The event honored Philadelphians who have earned their college degree, and celebrated the city’s focus on education and degree attainment.

Mayor Nutter spoke about how degreed individuals enrich the city and his hope for this year’s graduates to become lifelong leaders in Philadelphia. He noted the importance of access to education and pointed out the Philly Goes 2 College initiative as one of the many resources available to Philadelphians who would like to pursue their degree.

Mayor Nutter made a special mention of Peirce’s own “three generation” graduates -- Gwendolyn McNuckles, Dionne Garrison, and Denise Garrison -- the grandmother, mother, daughter trio who will be graduating from Peirce in June.

Take a look at photos from the event by clicking play on the slideshow below.