2018 Commencement speakers

April 24, 2018

Graduates clap during Commencement.

Quinnipiac’s Class of 2018 will hear stories of survival, inspiration and an evolving media industry during 10 undergraduate, graduate, law and medicine Commencement ceremonies in May at the TD Bank Sports Center.

The following speakers will address graduates in their respective schools:

Victoria Arlen

Undergraduate Nursing

Stephen Bright

School of Law

Denise Fiore

Undergraduate Health Sciences

Jonna Gerken

Undergraduate Engineering

Frederick S. Kaplan, MD

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Scarlett Lewis

Graduate Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences, Nursing

Jarl Mohn

Undergraduate Communications

Joe Natarelli

Graduate Business, Communications, Education

Tracy K. Smith

Undergraduate Arts and Sciences

Louis E. Ursini Jr.

Undergraduate Business

Undergraduate ceremonies

College of Arts and Sciences

Tracy K. Smith
U.S. Poet Laureate
Director and professor of creative writing, Princeton University
Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.

School of Business

Louis E. Ursini, Jr.
Vice president of enterprise information technology, Aetna
Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m.

School of Communications

Jarl Mohn
Chief executive officer, National Public Radio
Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m.

School of Engineering

Jonna Gerken
Program chief manufacturing manager, Pratt & Whitney
President, Society of Women Engineers
Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m.

School of Health Sciences

Denise Fiore
Chief operating officer, L+M Healthcare
Saturday, May 19, 5 p.m.

School of Nursing

Victoria Arlen
Paralympian gold medalist
Saturday, May 20, 1 p.m.

Graduate programs ceremonies

Schools of Business, Communications and Education

Joe Natarelli
Construction services leader, Marcum LLP
Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences and Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing

Scarlett Lewis
Founder, Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m.

School of Law ceremony

Stephen Bright
Harvey Karp Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale University
Former director, Southern Center for Human Rights
Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m.

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine ceremony

Frederick S. Kaplan, MD
Professor of orthopaedic molecular medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 13, 1 p.m.

All candidates for degrees must report to the floor of the hockey arena at the TD Bank Sports Center one hour before their respective ceremony — otherwise participation in the ceremony cannot be guaranteed. Degree candidates must be dressed in their caps and gowns. When students check in, they will receive a numbered card that indicates their place in the alphabetical lineup.

Graduates and their families and friends are encouraged to join the conversation — and share their reflections and well-wishes by including #QU2018 and @QuinnipiacU in their tweets and Instagram posts.

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