In just a couple of days, we’ll be recognizing the achievements of nearly 1,000 Post University graduates at our 123rd Commencement — our largest class ever! To be exact, our graduates on May 4 will include 135 main campus students and 854 Online Education Institute students, for a total of 989 graduates. We have everything just about squared away, and we wanted to update you on how the day will go.
Since the Class of 2013 is so large, we are holding two ceremonies this year — one for graduate students at 10 a.m., and one for undergraduates at 3 p.m. If you can’t attend Commencement, don’t worry — you can still partake in the celebration! Anyone who cannot attend will be able to watch the ceremonies via a live video broadcast. Grads may also order a commemorative video from either ceremony via our online store.
We’re excited to host Chad Wable, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Health System, as our 2013 Commencement speaker for our graduate ceremony. He will address our graduate students at 10 a.m.
Wable is one of Waterbury and Connecticut’s innovative health care leaders, and understands what it takes to launch a successful career after earning his college degree. He’s made notable strides during his time at Saint Mary’s Health System in Waterbury, and became president and CEO of the organization in 2008 at only 33 years old.
Under his leadership, Saint Mary’s has earned several awards and recognition from the American Heart Association for clinical quality and has significantly improved patient satisfaction. Connecticut Magazine honored Wable with its 40 Under 40 Award in 2011 for his achievements. We’re looking forward to hearing his words of motivation and inspiration this Saturday at Commencement.
As for our undergraduate ceremony, our co-valedictorians Jessica Curtis and Tina Pugliese will kick things off at 3 p.m. If you’ve read my last blog post introducing them, I think you’ll agree with me when I say I’m looking forward to hearing more from both of these ladies!
In the meantime, don’t forget to join the Post University Commencement 2013 Facebook event if you haven’t already, to interact with your fellow graduates before, during, and after the ceremony. We’ve also set up a place on Twitter for all our graduates to talk. Just use #PostUClassof2013 anytime to share your updates and see your classmates’ updates.
Lastly, Post University’s graduation 2013 website has more information to help you plan for the big day. You can also contact the Registrar’s Office at 800.345.2562 or email email@example.com if you have any questions. See you all soon!