Gannon University to Hold Winter Commencement

Posted: December 11, 2014

Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., will recognize graduates at the University's Winter Commencement ceremony, to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at Gannon University's Hammermill Center.

Gannon will award 186 degrees, which includes six students earning doctoral degrees, 101 earning master's degrees, 79 earning bachelor's degrees and six earning associate's degrees. Students from eight nations will be earning degrees on Sunday, as will the first graduating class of Gannon University's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

This year's keynote speaker is Margaret A. (Meg) VanderLaan, '89, a member of the Gannon University Board of Trustees and the chief communications officer of MWH Global, an engineering firm headquartered in Broomfield, Colo. VanderLaan will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, honoris causa at the ceremony.

Commencement Events:

  Time:                             Event:                                                  Location:

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.                     Baccalaureate Mass                               Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel

1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.             Media Interviews                            Old Main Lobby

                                                   Bishop Persico
                                                   President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. 

                                                   Speaker Margaret A. VanderLaan

1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.                 Assembly of graduates                            Waldron Campus Center

2 p.m.                                        Commencement                                      Hammermill Center