• Program

    MUSICAL MEDLEY LaGuardia Video & Music Plays
    PROCESSIONAL Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
    Student Processional (students recognized as they march into the arena)
    Faculty & Staff Processional
    Presidential Platform Party  
    PRESIDING Gail O. Mellow, AA, BA, MA, PhD, President of the College
    WELCOME Reem Jaafar, BS,MA, PhD
    Grand Marshal
    WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Paul Arcario, BA, MA, MEd, EdD
    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
    MUSIC Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1814)
    Conducted by Marianne Solivan, BMus, MMus
    Performed by the LaGuardia Vocal Ensemble
    Music Program, Humanities Department
      The audience is requested to remain standing until after the National Anthem is sung.
    GREETINGS BOT REP
     
    The Honorable Henry T. Berger, BS, JD
    Member, the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York
    GREETINGS CHANCELLOR’S REP
    Matthew Sapienza, BBA, MBA
    Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
    The City University of New York
    GREETINGS ALUMNI REP
    The Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr, AA, BA
    President, Borough of The Bronx
    LaGuardia Class of 1998
    GREETINGS CLASS REP Karina Ramos-Caraballo                                            
    Representative, Class of 2018
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS President Mellow introduces the Keynote Speaker
    Shaun King, BA
    Journalist, humanitarian and activist
    CONFERRING OF DEGREES President Mellow
    Candidates presented by Provost Arcario
    Graduates will be asked to stand by academic degree. The President will then confer each group separately.
    Confetti Cannons are deployed after the president confers the degrees.
    RECESSIONAL MUSIC The Platform Party exits the arena


    *Program subject to change