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CCAC's 2013 commencement exercises were held on a beautiful evening Tuesday, May 14 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. More than 4,500 people attended.
The event began with a call to order by Grand Marshal Srujana Kanjula, professor, Political Science & Sociology, CCAC–North Campus and the national anthem sung by student Terrell Grayson of CCAC–South Campus.
Former President Alex Johnson shared opening remarks, highlighting the achievements of graduates such as Margaret Young (’13) and of the college as a whole in promoting student success and completion.
Amy M. Kuntz, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees, recognized the CCAC Board of Trustees, then student reflections were shared by Mary Shannon Brady ('13), AA Teacher Education & Certificate, General Education, CCAC–North Campus. The ceremony's Faculty Greeting was delivered by Joyce Frauenholz, professor, English, CCAC–North Campus.
The 2013 commencement address was shared by Mark Nordenberg, chancellor, University of Pittsburgh. Nordenberg received an honorary associate of arts degree in Humane Letters during the ceremony.
The presentation of graduations was completed by Mary Frances Archey, EdD, vice president, Learning and Student Development. Students were then introduced as they walked onto the stage to receive their diplomas by George J. Jaber, professor, Speech & Theatre, CCAC–South Campus and Susan Cohen Myrick, professor, Business, CCAC–North Campus. Upon conferral of degrees by President Johnson, Betty Lyons ('93, '97 & '12) led the reading of the CCAC Alumni Pledge before President Johnson led the celebration of turning of the tassels to great cheers from the graduates and their families.