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St. Thomas Aquinas College Slates 54th Commencement For Friday, May 13th

William H. Roedy, former Chairman and Chief Executive, MTV Networks International to address graduates.

(SPARKILL, NY – May 9, 2011) -- St. Thomas Aquinas College’s 54th Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 13th at 2 p.m.  400 students will graduate with associate, bachelors, masters’ degrees or post graduate certificates. The graduates will receive their diplomas on the College’s sprawling front lawn.

Willam H. Roedy, former chairman and chief executive of MTV Networks International will give the commencement address and receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the ceremony. Frank J. Borelli, Sr., former chief financial officer for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., will receive an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree.

Over 2,500 family and friends typically attend this annual event. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in Aquinas Hall, and prospective graduates have been provided indoor guest passes since Aquinas Hall’s capacity is just under 1,100.

For more information about the Commencement ceremony, contact the College’s Institutional Advancement Office at 845-398-4020. For a full list of graduates, please contact Bridget Clark at 845-398-4016.

About William H. Roedy
William H. Roedy is the former chairman and chief executive of MTV Networks International. Mr. Roedy has been active in a wide range of corporate social responsibility issues, most notablely global health. He has received recognition for his efforts in HIV/AIDS education. More information can be found at

About Frank J. Borelli, Sr.
Frank J. Borelli, Sr. is the retired chief financial officer of March & McLennan Companies, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bernard M. Baurch College and is a certified public accountant.  A member of the College’s board of trustees, Mr. Borelli has held leadership positions for several local organizations including Nyack Hospital and the Rockland Business Association.

About St. Thomas Aquinas College
St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs. For more information visit


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125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976



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