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St. John’s announces commencement speakers

St. John’s recently announced the speakers for the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies on its website. The list of speakers boasts an array of celebrated leaders in various professional fields.

Highlighting the list are Fox 5 News host Rosanna Scotto and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Scotto, a Brooklyn native, will speak at the undergraduate commencement at the Staten Island campus on May 21, while Bishop DiMarzio will speak at the undergraduate commencement at the Queens campus on May 22, according to the St. John’s website.

President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, PhD., is set to officiate each of the undergraduate ceremonies.

The website also details separate graduate commencement ceremonies, which will be held throughout the week of May 16-20 for each school.

Speakers at the graduate commencement ceremonies will feature Carmen Fariña, New York City School’s Chancellor, who will speak at the School of Education graduate commencement.

The website also lists additional speakers, including Dr. Lucinda L. Maine, the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, who will speak at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Brian T. Shea, Vice Chairman, BNY Mellon, CEO of Investment Services will speak at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business graduate commencement, and Dr. Robert Michael Ianniello, Vice President (Retired), Catalysis Research, BASF Corporation, will speak at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ graduate commencement.

Speaking at the College of Professional Studies’ graduate commencement is Diego G. Rodriguez, Assistant Director in Charge, New York Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A full schedule of speakers and commencement ceremony dates and times is available on the St. John’s website.  

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Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
Suzanne Ciechalski is a senior journalism major with a minor in government and politics. In her second year as EIC, she hopes to continue increasing the Torch’s editorial content by spanning coverage to include news within the local community outside of SJU, and breaking news. She also hopes to expand the Torch’s visibility by building on the paper’s online presence and by reaching out to students through stories, journalism workshops and other events. Before graduating, she hopes to instill an element of community service within the Torch by reaching out to local high schools about how the Torch can help them build on their current newspaper, or develop one. Suzanne has been with the Torch for three years, previously serving as the opinion editor and as a staff writer. Have any questions? Email Suzanne at [email protected]
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