Just a reminder that you are cordially invited to attend a reception to celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2009 graduates on Sunday, December 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall (Campus Center). This reception will give you an opportunity to interact with graduates, their families, and other College representatives. President Tom Rochon will be there to address our graduates and guests, there will be remarks by Kylie Burnside, Senior Class President, Linda Gasser, Assistant Professor of Management, Keynote Speaker, and Gretchen Van Valen, Director of Alumni Relations, will welcome the graduates as new alums. Hors d’oeuvres will be available. I hope to see you there.
As we prepare for this year’s Commencement on May 23, 2010, I wanted to share with you some exciting news for 2010 graduates. A workgroup was formed last spring semester by President Tom Rochon to make some recommendations about how the College could enhance the academic focus of the Commencement ceremony. The workgroup members included:
Brian McAree, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life, Chair
Brian Scholten, Registrar
Deb Mohlenhoff, Assistant Director for Community Service and Leadership Development
Greg Woodward, Dean, School of Music
Janet Wigglesworth, Interim Assistant Provost
Chris Lee’10, Student Trustee
ITHACA, NY — Astronaut Jim Lovell, whose message to Mission Control — “Houston, we’ve had a problem” — initiated one of the most dramatic episodes of the space age, has accepted an invitation to deliver the main address at Ithaca College’s Commencement ceremony on May 17, 2009.
In April of 1970, Lovell was serving as commander of the Apollo 13...