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Commencement 2010 Begins Today

Penn State commencement weekend can be described as many things: sad, happy, exciting, or quite possibly embarrassing depending on your parents. No matter what, though, it is certainly busy. We’ve put together this handy-dandy list of individual college graduation times, places, and speakers so you know what’s up.

Friday, May 14th
3 p.m. – ROTC Commissioning in Schwab Auditorium.
5 p.m. – Schreyer Honors College Medal Ceremony in Eisenhower Auditorium.
8 p.m. – College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Commencement in Eisenhower Auditorium with speaker Raul Benavides, Vice President of Business Development, Compania de Minas Buenaventura, Lima, Peru.
8 p.m. – College of Engineering in the Bryce Jordan Center with speaker Thomas L. Roell, Group Executive of Operations and Risk, Parsons Corporation.

Saturday, May 15th
9 a.m. – College of Agricultural Sciences in Eisenhower Auditorium, with speaker Russell Redding, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
9 a.m. – Eberly College of Science in the BJC with speaker Peter Agre, an Honorary Degree recipient, Doctor of Science, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003, and is the current director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and the former Vice Chancellor for Science and Technology at Duke University Medical Center.
Noon – College of Arts and Architecture in Eisenhower Auditorium with speaker Louis D. Astorino, architect and founder of Astorino.
Noon – College of Communications in the BJC with speaker Kenneth L. Burns, Honorary Degree recipient, Doctor of Humane Letters, an award-winning American documentary film maker who explores American history themes like baseball, the Civil War, and jazz.
3 p.m. – College of Information Sciences and Technology in Eisenhower Auditorium with speaker Robert Morgan, Co-Founder and CEO, MorganFranklin.
3 p.m. – College of Health and Human Development and School of Nursing in the BJC with speaker Coquese Washington, Head Coach of the Penn State women’s basketball team.
6 p.m. – College of the Liberal Arts in the BJC with speaker Ron Suskind, Honorary Degree recipient, Doctor of Humane Letters, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. His books include The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, A Hope in the Unseen, and Profiles in Courage for Our Times.

Sunday, May 16th
10 a.m. – Smeal College of Business Administration (Accounting, Finance, Managment) in the BJC with speaker Peter J. Cocoziello, President and CEO, Advance Realty Group.
1 p.m.- Smeal College of Business (Actuarial Science, Economics, Management and Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain and Information Systems) also in the BJC with Peter J. Cocoziello, President and CEO, Advance Realty Group.
4 p.m. – College of Education in the BJC with speaker James G. Cibulka, President, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
7 p.m. – The Graduate School in the BJC with speaker Nancy Eaton, Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications at Penn State.


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Caitlin Silver

Caitlin is from a small Pennsylvania town called Unionville, which is by West Chester, which is by Philadelphia. She is a sophomore in the Smeal College of Business and will probably major in accounting. Caitlin loves "How I Met Your Mother" and dougnuts.

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