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Salem State University to hold two undergraduate commencement ceremonies

Posted by Terri Ogan  May 17, 2013 01:08 PM

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Salem State University will hold two undergraduate commencement ceremonies for the class of 2013, both of which will be held at the O'Keefe Complex on Canal Street on Saturday May 18.

The first ceremony will be held for the 672 students graduating from the Bertolon School of Business and the School of Human Services on at 10 a.m., featuring student speaker Jesse Mader of Marblehead, who is receiving degrees in business administration and economics.

William S. Cummings, founder of Cummings Properties and Cummings Foundation, Inc. and Joyce M. Cummings, founder, director and trustee of Cummings Foundation, Inc., will be receiving honorary degrees and delivering the morning commencement address.

The second ceremony will be held for the 741 students graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education at 3 p.m., featuring student speaker Ahmadou Balde of Lynn, who is receiving degrees in economics and political science.

Sima Samar, an Afghan international human rights and women’s advocate, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the afternoon commencement address.

Parking will be available at the O'Keefe Complex. In case of overflow additional parking will be available at the North, Central and South campuses and are within walking distance to the O’Keefe Sports Center.

Shuttle service will be available during the two undergraduate commencement ceremonies to provide transportation to the O’Keefe Sports Center from all parking locations. Shuttle busses will run continuously from the Peabody Hall Lot and Central Campus to the O'Keefe Sports Center and will run intermittently from South Campus to the O'Keefe Sports Center.

For additional information go to the Salem State University commencement website.

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