In the spirit of inclusivity and of broadening the voices to be represented at this important celebration, all graduating seniors were invited to apply to be chosen by the Ithaca College Commencement Committee to represent the Class of 2023 as the student speaker. Selected to deliver those remarks was Francesca Infante-Meehan, will be receiving a B.S. in Theatre Arts Management and B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
In addition to her work in the classroom, on campus Infante-Meehan has served as the marketing manager for the Center for Theatre and Dance, student assistant with the Marketing & Creative Group in the Division of Marketing and Enrollment Strategy, director of communications for the Class of 2023, and GREEN Tour leader for the Jumpstart program.
In the local community, she has worked with the Cherry Artspace as a production associate and with the activist nonprofit Civic Ensemble as the digital media and marketing intern for the production “Streets Like This,” where she worked intimately with the homeless population in Ithaca to help create a show based on their first-hand experiences in the streets.
Infante-Meehan spent the spring of her junior year studying at the Ithaca College London Center. She received the Shirley Hockett Presidential Scholar award from the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. After interning at J.P. Morgan last summer in the Securities Services Leadership Program, she will be returning to the company to work as a full-time analyst after graduation.