2015 Commencement Schedule

Wednesday, April 29th
Graduation Fair
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Note:  Also the date of campus picnic
Location:  Maria "Main Building" Rooms 107 thru 112 and the Maria Bookstore
Tickets for Commencement Dinner will be sold.  Pick up cap and gown.  RAFFLE PRIZES:  Maria Class of 2015 ring, 2 diploma frames, and other prizes.  Plus, diploma frames--10 to 15% discount.  More fun activities planned--check back!

Thursday, May 14th
White Tea Ceremony (AAS Nursing)
Time:  3:00 p.m.
Location:  Maria College Campus

Friday, May 15th
Commencement Mass
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Location:  Mercy Chapel (next door to Maria College)

Commencement Dinner* and Awards Ceremony
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Location:  Maria College Campus
*Ticket price: $15.00 (will go on sale soon...please check back)

Sunday, May 17th
Time:  3:30 p.m.
Location:  Empire State Plaza Convention Hall

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D. will be participating in the awarding of degrees. 

Patricia Deirdre Mullan, RSM, PhD will give the commencement address*.

* Dr. Mullan has worked tirelessly with the Sisters of Mercy and other partners to raise money for international projects to support educational and social service initiatives (they include schools in Cambodia and Zambia, assistance to a Mukuru slum in Nairobi, and refurbishing a hospital in the Philippines); demonstrating how Mercy can have local and global impact.  Her leadership roles include, Director of the Mercy Global Concerns (MGC) at the United Nations, Mercy Reaches Mercy, Executive Director of the Partnership for Global Justice at the UN and currently with UNICEF.   Her most recent publication is titled, "Nurturing the Global Citizen Within".

2014 Commencement Memories

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Commencement 2014


White Tea 2014