Gannon University Celebrates Record-Breaking Spring Commencement Saturday

Posted: May 5, 2016

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 9 at Erie Insurance Arena.

Gannon will award a record-breaking 925 degrees that include 51 students earning doctoral degrees, 365 earning master's degrees, 484 earning bachelor's degrees, 24 earning associate's degrees and a post-master's certificate. Students from 17 nations will be earning degrees on Saturday. Including students earning degrees at the December 2015 ceremony, Gannon University will have a graduating class of nearly 1,200 for the 2015-16 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, six Gannon University cadets from the Pride of PA Battalion, U.S. Army ROTC will be commissioned as second lieutenants in a morning ceremony.

This year's keynote speaker is the Brigadier General Timothy J. Hilty, Assistant Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Brig. Gen. Hilty will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, honoris causa.