Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Commencement 2016: Watch now!

In the words of Commencement keynote speaker and award-winning journalist Tamron Hall, we’re “still smiling” after last night’s commencement ceremony and celebration.  We want to make sure every member of the class of 2016 can re-watch the entire ceremony and share this special moment with their family and support networks whenever they want. That’s why we’re sharing a video of the entire ceremony!

The video includes all of the night’s festivities, including award presentations; speeches from President Mergiotti, Ms. Hall, and student speaker Diana Kirkland; remarks from Peirce College Alumni Association President, Reggie Waller; and more! 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 – Pre-Commencement Slideshow
1:04:17 – Processional
1:15:36 – Opening, Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, Vice President, Academic Advancement
1:17:10 – National Anthem, sung by Peirce Idol 2016 winner, Stephanie Bouloute
1:27:40 – Salute, James J. Mergiotti, President & CEO
1:41:34– Class of 2016 Student Address, Diana D. Kirkland ‘16
1:46:55 – Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Monica Denise VanWright ‘16
1:48:59 – Address to the Graduates, Tamron Hall, Keynote Speaker
1:58:00 – Conferring of Honorary Degree, Barbara A. Prutzman, Chair, Board of Trustees
2:03:43 – Presentation of the 2016 Hamilton Award
2:01:09 – Student Award Presentations
2:13:55 – Master’s of Science, Organizational Leadership & Management
2:17:20 – Accounting
2:20:04 – Business Administration
2:27:45 – Human Resources Management
2:28:43 – Integrated Leadership
2:32:01 – Healthcare Administration
2:34:11– Health Information Technology
2:36:04– Information Technology
2:39:15 – Technology Management   
2:40:25 – General Studies 
2:41:30 – Paralegal Studies
2:45:57 – Legal Studies in Business
2:46:50 – Criminal Justice Studies
2:49:17 – Recognition of 151st Class, Peirce President & CEO James J. Mergiotti
2:52:32 – Introduction to Alumni Association, Reginald S. Waller, President, Peirce Alumni Association Board of Directors
2:53:47 – Congratulations & Recessional, Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, Vice President, Academic Advancement

Finally, we want to congratulate all of our 2016 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!


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