Keteyian is best known for his investigations for CBS News and “60 Minutes Sports” exposing corruption at the highest levels of athletics, including the Olympics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Football League.
He urged graduates to be willing to take a risk, while always remembering to stay true to a strong work ethic.
"Integrity is the most important thing," Keteyian said. "As I see it the one thing you have control of your life is your name. If people don’t trust you, they don’t talk to you in my business."
Norris and fellow award-winning journalist Keteyian were presented with honorary doctor of humane letters degrees.
Melanie Afua Nyarko '17 told her fellow graduates they are well-positioned for success.
“For many of us, the new act in this play called life will be graduate school," she said. "For many others, this new act will be starting a fancy new job doing everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Others will be taking a year to explore the world outside of Quinnipiac and Connecticut. And some will be doing independent research and work. Even if you don’t know yet, that’s OK because Quinnipiac’s School of Communications — the advisers, the deans and our professors — has prepared you for whatever you will do when the time comes."
In total, 200 students received Bachelor of Arts degrees and four students received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the School of Communications.
Last weekend, 62 students from the School of Communications earned Master of Science degrees in interactive media, journalism, public relations and sports journalism.
We will confer 1,709 bachelor’s degrees this weekend across six schools and colleges — Arts and Sciences, Business, Communications, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Nursing.