Rutgers Commencement at a Glance 2014

Rutgers Commencement at a Glance 2014

The University's 248th anniversary commencement, Sunday, May 18, 12:30 p.m.
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An estimated 16,431 graduates – including students from the former UMDNJ – will receive degrees from Rutgers this year. They include approximately 10,364 baccalaureate degrees and, 6,067 master’s degrees, doctorates (including professional doctorates), and one specialist of education. Last May, prior to the Rutgers-UMDNJ integration, a record 14,308 students graduated. Since its founding in 1766, Rutgers has awarded 529,723 academic degrees.

Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus, Piscataway

Remarks: The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, former governor of New Jersey (1982 to 1990), chair of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States and its nonprofit successor, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project; president of Drew University (1990 to 2005); 13th Clifford Case Professor of Public Affairs at Rutgers (2005); recipient, Rutgers Award for Public Service (2006) and honorary Doctor of Laws degree (1982). Eric LeGrand, former football player who suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a game in October 2010 and Class of ’14 (School of Management and Labor Relations).

Commencement
Photo: Jody Somers
Honorary degrees:
Rutgers will present honorary degrees to Gerald C. Harvey, outgoing chair of the university’s Board of Governors (Doctor of Humane Letters); Richard Leakey, renowned paleoanthropologist, public servant and environmentalist (Doctor of Science); Donald Katz, founder and CEO of Audible Inc. and formerly an award-winning journalist (Doctor of Humane Letters, to be awarded May 21 at Rutgers University-Newark, where he will serve as commencement speaker); and Jeffrey Brenner, primary care physician at Cooper Health and recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” (Doctor of Science, to be awarded May 21 at Rutgers University-Camden, where he will serve as commencement and honors convocation speaker).

General information:
This is Rutgers’ fourth commencement at High Point Solutions Stadium and first since last July’s integration with UMDNJ. It is the second presided over by President Robert Barchi, whose tenure as Rutgers’ 20th president officially began in September 2012. He will confer undergraduate and graduate degrees at all three ceremonies. The School of Arts and Sciences will graduate an estimated 4,713 seniors at this ceremony and hold individual department receptions. The remaining schools and colleges will hold convocations or receptions. The schedule follows.

NOTE: Estimated numbers of graduates are from the Office of the University Registrar.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY

Saturday, May 3, 6 p.m.
12 undergraduates
Location: Livingston Hall B, Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Livingston Campus, Piscataway

EDWARD J. BLOUSTEIN SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY

Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m.
52 undergraduate degrees, 130 graduate degrees (200 undergraduate joint degrees are counted in their college totals)
Location: Undergraduate student convocation – State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Saturday, May 17, 3 p.m. Graduate convocation
Location: Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St., New Brunswick
Speaker: Richard Florida, American urban studies theorist; director, Martin Prosperity Institute and professor of business and creativity, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Rutgers College ’79.
Sunday, May 18, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Reception, University Visitor Center, 100 Sutphen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Friday, May 16, 6 p.m.  
131 graduating seniors, 85 graduate degrees (25 Doctor of Musical Arts, 20 Master of Music and 40 Master of Fine Arts)
Location: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Speaker: George Steel, former general manager and artistic director, New York City Opera

DOUGLASS RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE

Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.
Five graduating seniors
Location: Antilles Field, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick
Speaker: Anzaira Roxas, deputy project coordinator, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines

RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL-NEWARK AND NEW BRUNSWICK (UNDERGRADUATE NEW BRUNSWICK)

Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m.
646 undergraduate degrees      
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway
Speaker: Frank D’Amelio, executive vice president Business Operations, chief financial officer, Pfizer

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS

Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m.
118 undergraduate degrees, 185 graduate degrees (250 undergraduate joint degrees are counted in their college totals)
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway
Speakers: Members of the Class of 2014, with their programs and hometowns – Divya Patibandla, Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management. Edison, N.J.; Eric LeGrand, Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations. Avenel, N.J.; Hijira Ali, Master of Labor and Employment Relations. Piscataway, N.J.; Maham Mukhtar, Master’s in Human Resource Management. Secaucus, N.J. Ruchi Sinha, SMLR alumni president

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Sunday, May 18, 8:30 a.m.
245 graduate degrees
Location: Livingston Hall, Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway

SCHOOL OF HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS

Sunday, May 18, 8:30 a.m.
278 undergraduate degrees, 291 graduate degrees
Location: High Point Solutions Stadium
Speaker: Brian L. Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF APPLIED AND PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Sunday, May 18, 9:30 a.m.
65 graduate degrees
Location: Visitor Center, 100 Sutphen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway

GRADUATE SCHOOL-NEW BRUNSWICK

Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m.
990 graduates
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT

Sunday, May 18, 12:30 p.m.
High Point Solutions Stadium

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Commencement
Photo: Nick Romanenko
Sunday, May 18, 12:30 p.m. (during commencement)
4,713 graduating seniors
Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus, Piscataway
For information about individual academic department ceremonies, visit
http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/current-students/seniors/departmental-co...

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Sunday, May 18, 3:30 p.m.         
761 graduates
Location: High Point Solutions Stadium
Speaker: Cecilia Verduga Paredes, vice rector, Escuela Superior Politecnica de Litoral, Ecuador. Graduate School-New Brunswick, ’98, ’00

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Sunday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.
331 graduates (300 master’s, 30 doctorates, one specialist)
Location: College Avenue Gymnasium, 130 College Ave. New Brunswick

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

Sunday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.
800 joint undergraduate degrees, 140 graduate degrees
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway     

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Sunday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.
129 graduate degrees
Location: Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St., New Brunswick
Speaker: Eddy A. Bresnitz, a physician and executive director, Global Vaccines Medical Affairs and Policy, Merck Vaccines Division, Merck & Co. Inc.

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL

Sunday, May 18, 6 p.m.
122 graduates
Location: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Speaker: Grace Chang, a physician and professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Class of ’82

ERNEST MARIO SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Monday, May 19, 10 a.m.
213 Pharm.D. degrees
Location: College Avenue Gymnasium, 130 College Ave., New Brunswick
Speaker: Denise Rodgers, physician, vice chancellor for Interprofessional Education at Rutgers, former president of UMDNJ and a faculty member of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Monday, May 19, 10 a.m.           
660 graduates
Location: Lawn near College Pond (“Passion Puddle”), George H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick
Rain: Monday, May 19, 10 a.m., Louis Brown Athletics Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway
Speaker: U.S. Rep. Rush Holt

NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL

Monday, May 19, 10 a.m.
170 medical degrees
Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark
Speaker: Brian L. Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Monday, May 19, 4 p.m.
275 undergraduate degrees, 321 graduate degrees
Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark
Speaker: Margaret L. McClure, adjunct professor at New York University and former chief nursing officer at NYU Medical Center, where she also served as chief operating officer and hospital administrator

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Monday, May 19, 3 p.m.
550 graduate degrees
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus,
Piscataway
Speaker: Marla Blunt-Carter, principal, One Starfish consulting firm; adjunct professor,
School of Social Work (Rutgers University-Camden). School of Social Work ’79.

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY – ARMY

Tuesday, May 20, 11 a.m.
15 Army second lieutenants to be commissioned
Location: Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick. Reception to follow in the main lounge of the Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Ave.
Speaker: Brig. Gen. Patricia A. Frost, deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft. Belvoir, Va. (second highest-ranking intelligence officer in the Army) Class of ’87, distinguished military graduate Army ROTC. First Rutgers-New Brunswick alumna to be promoted to the rank of general while on active duty. 

RUTGERS SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Tuesday, May 20, 5:30 p.m.
140 degrees
Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark
Speaker: Brian L. Strom, chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences             

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK CAMPUS COMMENCEMENT

Wednesday, May 21, 9 a.m.
Location: Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street
Speaker: Donald Katz, founder and CEO, Audible Inc., and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree
Participants:
School of Criminal Justice (178 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees)
Newark College of Arts and Sciences (605 graduates)
University College-Newark (77 graduates)
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick (586 undergraduate, 785 graduate degrees)
Graduate School-Newark (210 graduates)
School of Public Affairs and Administration (30 undergraduate and 126 graduate degrees)

RUTGERS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-CAMDEN

Wednesday, May 21, 12 p.m.
279 undergraduate and 100 graduate degrees
Location: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd.
Speaker: James P. McCarthy, managing director, Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division. Class of ’86

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY – AIR FORCE

Wednesday, May 21, 12:30 p.m.
Eight second lieutenants to be commissioned
Location: Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway
Speaker: Col. James C. Hodges, 87th Air Base Wing commander, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

RUTGERS SCHOOL OF LAW-NEWARK

Wednesday, May 21, 2 p.m.
225 graduates
Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street
Speaker: John J. Farmer, Rutgers senior vice president and general counsel

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN CAMPUS COMMENCEMENT AND HONORS CONVOCATION

Wednesday, May 21, 3 p.m.
Location: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd.
Speaker: Jeffrey C. Brenner, primary care physician at Cooper Health; executive director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers; MacArthur Fellow (2013); and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science degree

COLLEGE OF NURSING-NEWARK AND NEW BRUNSWICK

Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m.
132 undergraduate, 55 graduate degrees
Location: Golden Dome Athletic Center, 42 Warren Street, Newark
Speaker: Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, director, Division of Training and Capacity Development, U.S. Department of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Programs

SCHOOL OF NURSING-CAMDEN

Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m.
95 undergraduates
Location: Walter K. Gordon Theatre, 314 Linden Street, Camden
Speaker: Robert Hess, executive vice president, Gannett Education, Global Programming

SCHOOL OF LAW-CAMDEN

Thursday, May 22, 1 p.m.
270 graduates
Location: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd.
Speaker: The Honorable Deborah T. Poritz, former chief justice, New Jersey Supreme Court and of counsel, Drinker Biddle, Princeton

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Thursday, May 22, 6 p.m.
Participants:
Camden College of Arts and Sciences (523 graduates)
Graduate School-Camden (163 graduates)
University College-Camden (206 graduates)
Location: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd.
Speaker: Jeffrey I. Baron, partner, Baron & Brennan PA. Rutgers School of Law-Newark ’73, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, ’69

Editor’s Note

For Commencement information, contact Steve Manas, Rutgers Office of Media Relations, 848-932-0559 or smanas@ucm.rutgers.edu.

Media Contact
Steve Manas
848-932-0559
732-991-7397