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Welcome to our Virtual 2020 Graduation!
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrated our 2020 Commencement on a virtual platform on Friday, May 8, 2020, at 2:00 pm. Over 330 students were awarded Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s Degrees during the graduation ceremony.
A link to STAC’s Virtual Commencement is below, along with PDF and Flip Book versions of the 63rd Commencement Program.
Feel free to share so family, friends, and loved ones can enjoy the moment when you were conferred your degree. Congratulations and job well done! The STAC Community is very proud of your hard work and celebrates your admirable accomplishments.
Arthur C. Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School, gave the Commencement Address and received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree.
Charles J. Maikish, a member of the Board of Trustees, received an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree.
The Trustee's Award of Excellence was conferred upon Dr. Suzanne Reynolds, Assistant Dean for the School of Education and Professor of Mathematics Education.
Emeritus status was conferred upon Dr. Charles O’Neill, Professor Emeritus of English and Dr. Marie Postner, Professor Emerita of Mathematics and Computer Science.
Various student awards included the Class Service Awards; the Terence Cardinal Cooke Award which was presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding and meritorious service; the Francis Cardinal Spellman Award which was presented to students for achieving the highest academic excellence in the undergraduate program; and the Sr. Regina Rosaire Dolan Award which was presented to the student with the highest academic excellence in the School of Education graduate program. Special Awards were given to students who have completed the Honors Program of Study and Aquinas Leaders Program. Class Service Awards included the Gold Key Service Award and the Silver Key Service Award.