At Ithaca College, the position of marshal for degree candidates is one of the highest honors bestowed on graduating seniors. These marshals are selected in February for the Commencement ceremony in May. The registrar prepares a list of eligible candidates based on the criteria below, and one student is selected by the dean of each school. Student marshals must be senior undergraduates who have earned at least 60 course credits at Ithaca College, maintain a current cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher, and are expected to graduate in May (or December for performance/music education majors). Selected students are, with a few exceptions, the undergraduates who have maintained the highest GPA in their respective schools.
Congratulations to our 2021 Student Marshals
School of Business - Rachel Grey Larkin
Grey double majored in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She also completed two minors in Business Analytics and Psychology. Originally from New Hampshire, Grey held leadership positions in Public Relations Student Society of America, IC Books Thru Bars as well as worked in the Career Service Center as a Peer Career Advisor, and as a Business Service Assistant with Information Technology. She was also elected into several honor societies including the Oracle Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi. She will be starting at BAE Systems as part of their Financial Leadership Development Program in June 2021.
Roy H. Park School of Communications - Bethany Edwards
Bethany is an Integrated Marketing Communications major and Live Event Design and Management minor from Rochester, NY. During her time at Ithaca College, Bethany has been actively involved on campus as a Student Leadership Consultant, Leadership Scholar, member of the Executive Board of Public Relations Student Society of America, and Chair of Events for IC Senior Week. As a student in the Park School, she has held internships at Dixon Schwabl Advertising, The Brooks Group Public Relations, and NBCUniversal as part of the ICLA program. Upon graduation, she has not finalized her plans yet but hopes to work as a publicist in the entertainment industry.
School of Health Sciences and Human Performance - Devi de Oliveira
Devi de Oliveira (she/her) is a third culture kid, calling Virginia, India, Thailand, and now Ithaca home for different parts of her life. She is a Physical Therapy student with a minor in religious studies. She is also a member of the Ithaca College Women's Rowing team.
School of Humanities and Sciences - Lily DiMartino
Lily DiMartino is a graduating senior biology major and anthropology minor from Wyckoff, New Jersey. Lily was a member of the track and field team and club soccer team and also served as a Learning Coach for tutoring services and a TA for genetics courses. In addition to serving on the finance and sponsorship board for Ithaca College’s first and second annual BomberTHON event, she was the Vice President of the IC Genetics club. She is looking to pursue a career in the medical field after graduating in May.
School of Music - Matisse Boor
Matisse Boor is a vocal performance major with a minor in psychology. She loves the surrounding Ithaca community and will miss seeing campus come alive every spring. She would like to thank her family, friends, and professors for guiding her through every step of this four-year adventure, and to congratulate the class of 2021 for everything they’ve achieved.