Thursday, May 11, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Commencement Speaker – Monica Malpass

It’s our favorite time of year - Commencement 2017 is only a month away. And to kick off this time of celebration, today I am happy to announce Peirce’s 2017 Commencement Speaker:

Monica Malpass, co-anchor of Action News at 5 p.m.!

For more than three decades, Monica has worked as an anchor and reporter for television networks in Philadelphia and throughout North Carolina. She has covered every U.S. Presidential election since 1988, as well as high profile events, such as: the Inaugurations of Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton; the plane crash of John F. Kennedy, Jr.; the funeral of Princess Diana in London; and the Eagles’ Super Bowl appearance in 2005. Monica has also conducted interviews with such high profile figures as Hillary Clinton; Vice Presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman; Governors Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge; Senators Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum; UPI White House Correspondent Helen Thomas; political analyst George Stephanopoulos; and numerous other state and national representatives.

Throughout her career, Monica has won numerous awards, including Best Female Newscaster by Main Line Today and Broadcaster of the Year by Women in Communications.

Monica received a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Villanova University; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; was a Rotary Scholar to the University of Puerto Rico; and has an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Neumann College.

Please join me in welcoming Monica Malpass to our 152nd Commencement Ceremony on June 8th!