Friday, August 14, 2015

Remembering Peirce’s 150th Commencement Ceremony

It’s hard to believe that it’s been close to two months since Commencement 2015.  We want to make sure every member of the class of 2015 can re-watch the entire ceremony and share with the support networks who helped them achieve this moment whenever they want. That’s why we’re sharing a video of the entire ceremony!




The video above includes all of the night’s festivities, including our awards, speeches from Mr. Chris Matthews of “Hardball” and student speaker Marisol Ferrer, and our exclusive 150th commencement ceremony video. If you don’t have time to watch the full video, we’ve created a list of timestamps that capture the most important parts of the event so you can jump to any section you wish:

0:00:00 - Processional
0:11:10 – Greetings, Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, Vice President, Academic Advancement
0:12:30 – National Anthem, sung by Peirce Idol 2015 winner, Kenneth Blair
0:20:00 – City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
0:25:30 – Peirce College President & CEO James J. Mergiotti
0:36:30 – Student Speaker, Marisol Ferrer
0:42:00 – Introduction of Commencement Speaker, Jalene Brister
0:43:34 – Keynote Speaker, Chris Matthews
0:59:30 – Awards
1:21:00 – Master’s of Science, Organizational Leadership & Management
1:27:15 – Accounting
1:27:27 – Business Administration
1:41:00 – Human Resources Management
1:43:51 – Healthcare Administration
1:45:55 – Health Information Administration
1:47:21 – Health Information Technology
1:49:00 – Information Technology
1:52:50 – General Studies  
1:54:33 – Paralegal Studies
1:59:40 – Criminal Justice Studies
2:05:47 – Recognition of 150th Class, Peirce President & CEO James J. Mergiotti
2:07:37 – Introduction to Alumni Association, Reginald S. Waller, President, Peirce Alumni Association Board of Directors
2:08:51 – Congratulations & Recessional, Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, Vice President, Academic Advancement

Finally, we want to congratulate all of our 2015 graduates once again. You should be very proud of your accomplishments and know that everyone at Peirce is extremely proud of you! Cheers to the rest of your lifelong learning journey!