Baccalaureate and Commencement 2010
On May 21, 2010, proud parents and members of the Marymount Manhattan community watched as more than 200 graduates walked across the stage at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, during MMC's 61st Commencement. Prior to commencement, graduates participated in the College's baccalaureate ceremony at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle. The total number of graduates for the 2009-2010 academic year is 339.
At the baccalaureate, the College presented this year's graduates with their hoods, which were worn at commencement. Associate Professor of International Studies Ghassan Shabaneh, Ph.D., recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award, presented remarks and student achievement awards were presented.
MMC's commencement featured the traditional precession of faculty, administrators and graduates. The ceremony was led by David Podell, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. Remarks were presented by President Judson R. Shaver Ph.D. And Chairman of the Board of Trustees Louis A. Martarno. Trustee Sr. Rita Arthur delivered the invocation and Rabbi Phillip Hiat presented the benediction.
Valedictorian Ming Yan Angela Poh '10, a philosophy and religious studies major, and senior class speaker Zachary Harrell '10, a theatre major, also addressed their fellow classmates with remarks that encouraged reflection and a look ahead to the future.
Marymount Manhattan College presented an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to U.S. historian Dr. John Hope Franklin (posthumously) and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to art historian Dr. Barbara Novak. Dr. Franklin's degree was accepted by his son, John Whittington Franklin.
Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh, assistant professor of international studies, addresses MMC students and guests during the 2010 baccalaureate.
More than 200 graduating MMC students participated in the baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies.
Rabbi Philip Hiat delivers the benediction at commencement.
MMC students celebrate in the audience as students receive their degrees.
President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D. presents an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to art historian Dr. Barbara Novak.
Marymount Manhattan College presented an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to U.S. historian Dr. John Hope Franklin (posthumously). Dr. Franklin's degree was accepted by his son, John Whittington Franklin (above).
Trustee Sr. Rita Arthur delivers the invocation during commencement.
Members of the platform party, which include the Board of Trustees, faculty and administrators, stand to begin the 2010 commencement ceremony
Members of the Class of 2010 are all smiles after receiving their degrees.
Student speaker Zachary Harrell '10 addresses his fellow classmates.
MMC graduate Shane Snider '10 gives President Shaver a big hug as he is presented his degree
Members of the MMC platform party sit as President Shaver addresses graduates during the baccalaureate ceremony at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.
Valedictorian Angela Poh '10 addresses her fellow classmates.
Members of the Class of 2010 sing the National Anthem at the beginning of commencement
Graduating students receive their hoods during the hooding ceremony at baccalaureate.