Posted by Joseph Phillips, Jr. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8:11 AM PDT
Commencement took place at Key Arena on Sunday, June 16th - Father's Day! Albers graduated 307 undergraduate students and 240 graduate students, who were among 1800 SU students graduating this year. The undergraduate ceremony took place in the morning. The graduate ceremony took place in the afternoon.
On Saturday afternoon, June 15th, Albers hosted a graduation reception for students and their families and friends. Over 650 students, family members, friends, faculty, and staff were in attendance to recognize our graduates.
A few highlights for Albers on graduation day included Ha Nguyen receiving the Provost's Award as one of two undergraduate transfer students (tied) with the top GPA. Ha is a finance major who transferred from South Seattle Community College and is from Vietnam.
MBA graduate Susan Weiss was the student speaker in the graduate ceremony. She works at Boeing and grew up in California and received her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly.
Kalison Shilvock received the Paul A. Volpe Award for the undergraduate business student graduating with the highest GPA. Kalison is a marketing and economics major. Thomas Smith received the Jerry A. Viscione Award, which goes to the graduating graduate student with the highest GPA. Thomas is a MBA student.
It is always bitter sweet for faculty and staff to see our students graduate. We have enjoyed working with them so much and will miss them when they are no longer on campus. On the other hand, we know they have to get out there and make the world a better place!
Congratulations and best wishes to our 2013 graduates! We expect big things from them and we know they will make us proud with their future contributions to the common good!