SPS celebrated the accomplishments of over 400 students at its 2012 Commencement Exercises on June 5th at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.
John Mogulescu, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, welcomed the graduates and their friends and families, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Alexandra Logue brought greetings on behalf of the Chancellery, and Trustee Frieda Foster reminded the graduates to celebrate their accomplishments and to look forward to what lies ahead. William P. Kelly, President of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, also offered congratulations, while Judy Halliday represented the SPS faculty. Yvette L. Campbell, President and CEO of the Harlem School of the Arts delivered a keynote address focused on the value of unexpected opportunities in life, and the importance of “enjoying the ride.”
Student speaker, Nelson Franco, who graduated from the B.A. in Communication & Culture program, offered an enthusiastic speech on behalf of his fellow graduates, emphasizing the influences of diversity, technology, and change that shape modern education and that SPS students are proud to embrace.
The event culminated with the awarding of certificates and degrees to students from 25 different disciplines.
SPS congratulates the class of 2012, and offers best wishes for the future!