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More Thank 800 Degrees to be Awarded at Gannon University's Spring Commencement

Posted on May 4th, 2018 at 9:20 AM
More Thank 800 Degrees to be Awarded at Gannon University's Spring Commencement

Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., will recognize graduates at the University's Spring
Commencement ceremony, to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Erie Insurance Arena.

Gannon will award 835 degrees, including 52 doctoral degrees, 295 master's degrees, 467 bachelor's degrees and 20
associate's degrees. Forty-two students will graduate summa cum laude, while 80 students will graduate magna cum laude,
and 83 will graduate cum laude. Students from 18 global countries will be earning degrees on Saturday.

Including students earning degrees at the December 2017 ceremony, Gannon University will have a graduating class of
nearly 1100 for the 2017-18 Academic Year in the University's three academic colleges: the College of Engineering and
Business; the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; and the Morosky College of Health Professions and
Sciences. Additionally, 8 Gannon University cadets from the Pride of PA Battalion, U.S. Army ROTC will be commissioned
as second lieutenants.

This year's keynote speaker is Timothy G. NeCastro ‘83, CPA, CIC, is president and chief executive officer of Erie
Insurance. NeCastro will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, honoris causa at the ceremony.

May 4th | Commencement Events:
Event: Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Gannon University, Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St.

May 5th | Commencement Events:

Event: Baccalaureate Mass
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Cathedral, 230 W. 10th St.

Event: Commencement Line Up of Graduates and Interviews Available
Time: 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Location: Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St.

Event: Commencement
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St.

To coordinate media interviews, please contact Haley Figurski at 814-823-1886.