• 2017 Commencement Program

    Musical Medley
    PRESIDING Gail O. Mellow, AA, BA, MA, PhD, President of the College 
    Processional Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 2 by Sir Edward Elgar 
    Introduction Debra Engel, BS, MS, DPT
    Grand Marshal
    Welcome  Paul Arcario, BA, MA, MEd, EdD
    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 
    Music Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1814)
    Arranged and Conducted by Lisa DeSpain, BMusComp, MMus
    Performed by the LaGuardia Student Choir
    Music Program, Humanities Department
      The audience is requested to remain standing until after the National Anthem is played.
    Greetings The Honorable Brian D. Obergfell, BS, JD
    Member, Board of Trustees of The City University of New York
      The Honorable Frederic P. Schaffer, BA, JD
    General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
    The City University of New York
      Tiffany Lambert, AS, BS
    LaGuardia Class of 2007
      Rachel Chambers, Representative, Class of 2017
    KeyNote Address President Mellow Introduces the Keynote Speaker
    The Honorable Melinda Katz, BA, JD
    President, Borough of Queens
    Conferring of Degrees President Mellow
    Candidates Presented by Provost Arcario
    Recessional Music  Musical Medley
    The audience is requested to remain seated until the Recessional has ended.  

    *Program subject to change