Emmy-nominated television creator and producer Liz Tigelaar told some 1,300 Ithaca College graduates that the beauty in life comes in the questions and the unknowns, and to relish being in a moment where there is so much to discover. A 1998 IC graduate herself, Tigelaar was the main speaker at the college’s 126th Commencement ceremonies held on Sunday, May 23.
In alignment with current New York State public health guidelines for physical distancing at large indoor gatherings that include unvaccinated individuals, two identical ceremonies were held for the graduates, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. They included a hybrid of creative in-person and virtual components so that every student who wished to participate could do so. While no guests were allowed to attend in person, families were able to watch — and even participate themselves — virtually.