Digital Commencement Program

Order of Exercises

Pre-event Slideshow of Graduates

Message from Alumni Affairs
Samantha Decker, Manager of Institutional Advancement

Welcome from the Erikson Board of Trustees
Elenne Song, Board Chair

Message from the Interim President
Patricia Lawson, Interim President and Chief Financial Officer

Message from Academic Leadership
Pamela Epley, PhD, Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Commencement Keynote Address
Jamilah R. Jor’dan, PhD, Executive Director, Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development

Student Commencement Speakers
Enid Hopkins, Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, ’20
Marilyn Barnes, Master of Social Work, ’21

Presentation of Candidates for the Graduate Degrees
Master of Science in Child Development
Amanda Moreno, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Child Development Program
Master of Science in Early Childhood Education
Gillian McNamee, PhD, Professor and Director, Teacher Education Program
Samina Hadi-Tabassum, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Online Early Childhood Education Program, and Director, Child Life Program
Master of Social Work
Cassandra McKay-Jackson, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Social Work Program

Presentation of Doctoral Degree
Gillian McNamee, PhD, Professor and Director, Teacher Education Program and Dissertation Chair for Lauren Solarski

Conferral of Graduate Degrees and Congratulations
Pamela Epley, PhD, Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

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