May 13, 2017
Saint Vincent College held its 171st annual spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Gymnasium on the campus of Saint Vincent College.
More than 350 graduates received bachelor’s or master’s degrees in a traditional public ceremony marking the completion of their studies at Saint Vincent College.
Dr. Ellen Wartella, chair of the department of communication studies in the school of communication at Northwestern University and the director of the Center on Media and Human Development, was recognized with the conferral of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and was the principal speaker.
Platform participants, from left, were Dr. Steven J. Gravelle, associate professor of chemistry and president of the faculty council; Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., director of campus ministry; Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., archabbot and chancellor, Saint Vincent College; Dr. Ellen Wartella; Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, Saint Vincent College; and Dr. John Smetanka, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean, Saint Vincent College.
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