In honor of a longstanding Moravian College tradition, the graduating class elected a student and a faculty member to speak at the commencement ceremony. A graduate student from the Comenius Center (evening and graduate studies) has also been selected to provide remarks.
The College will grant Congressman Charles W. Dent with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his dedication to higher education and the institutions, including Moravian College, which he serves in his district. Congressman Dent will provide remarks at commencement after receiving the honorary degree. He will be presented for the honorary degree by Kenneth J. Rampolla ’79, chair, Joint Board of Trustees, and conferred by President Bryon L. Grigsby ’90 and Trustee Curtis H. Barnette L.L.D. ’02. (Photo: Congressman Dent on a recent visit to the biology lab at Moravian College)
David Siepietowski ’15, a biology major and environmental science minor, will serve as the Class Student Speaker for 2015. Siepietowski is a member of the Honors Biological Society and received honors in biology. He participated in SOAR (Student Opportunity Academic Research), and was a member of the Pre-Health Club. He conducted an internship as a research associate at Discovery Labs in Warrington, Pa., and served as an analytical process & technology Intern at Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater, Pa. A member of the Greyhounds football team, he was a team leader for this year’s spring break service trip to the Grand Canyon, and has served as a senior resident advisor and a community advisor in Residence Life.
“I want to speak on behalf of the senior class to awaken the confidence and vision, developed in each student over the past four years, and inspire success,” Siepietowski noted. “I want to honor every one of my fellow classmates for the journey we have taken together that bonds us as ‘Greyhounds’ as we pursue our goals and dreams.”
The graduating class recently elected faculty member Sabrina Terrizzi, assistant professor of economics and business, to deliver the Statement from the Faculty. Professor Terrizzi teaches and conducts research in the fields of economics and information systems. Her past industry experience as an information and systems engineer along with her current research interests as an applied economist, enable her to provide an enhanced learning environment to students.
From the Comenius Center, MSN degree candidate John Mikovits was selected to deliver the statement of Master’s graduates. Mikovits, a nursing administration student in the MSN program, is currently the ventricular assist device coordinator at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
The Moravian College baccalaureate service will be held on Friday, May 15, at 5 p.m., in Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pa. The program will include a call to mindfulness, musical offerings, a reading, remarks, student reflection and a charge to the graduates.
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