PROCESSION

Formation of the academic procession will begin promptly at 9:00am in the following order:
 
Presiding
Dr. Augustine Okereke, Senior Vice President & Provost
 
Processional
 
Grand Marshal
Dr. Keming Liu, Professor, English Department
 
Honor Guards
Gregory Johnson, Campus Peace Officer
Edward Pereira, Campus Peace Officer 
 
Invocation
Reverend Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson
Concord Baptist Church
 
Anthems
The Star-Spangled Banner (1ST Verse Only)
Lift Every Voice and Sing (1ST Verse Only)
 
Greetings
Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President
Freida D. Foster, Board of Trustees, City University of New York
Chancellor James Milliken, City University of New York
 
Valedictory Address
Chidinma Okezue, Candidate
 
Message to Graduates
Chad Hannibal, Senior Class President  - Candidate for B.S in Environmental Science
 
Introduction of Speaker
Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President
 
Commencement Address
Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President
 
Presentation of Honorary Degrees
Medgar Wiley Evers, Doctorate of Humane Letters (posthumously)
Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams
 
Bruce C. Ratner, Doctorate of Humane Letters
 
Conferral of Degrees
Presentation of the Graduates
 
School of Business
Dr. Jo-Anne Rolle, Dean
 
School of Liberal Arts and Education
Dr. J. A. George Irish, Dean (Interim)
 
School of Science, Health and Technology
Dr. Mohsin Patwary, Dean
 
The City University of New York Baccalaureate For Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Augustine Okereke, Senior Vice President and Provost
 
Closing Remarks
Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President
 
Benediction
Rabbi Ari Kirschenbaum
Chabad House of Prospect Heights
 
Recessional

After Commencement

Post Ceremony Activities: After the ceremony, all graduates and their guests will be directed to the nearest exit depending on their seating location. Please plan to meet family and friends at a pre-arranged location after the ceremony.