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Pre-Commencement Press Release

Caldwell University to celebrate commencement May 20 with record-breaking number of graduates

Caldwell, N.J., April 27, 2018 – Caldwell University will celebrate its 76th Annual Commencement Sunday, May 20 with a record-breaking number of graduates.

The graduate ceremony for masters and doctoral candidates will be held at 10 a.m and the undergraduate ceremony for bachelor’s candidates begins at 1 p.m. in the George R. Newman Center.

Danielle Hamblin Danielle Hamblin of White Township, New Jersey will deliver the student address at the graduate commencement ceremony. She will be receiving a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a special education concentration.   With 25 years of professional experience in education, Hamblin has spent several years in administrative roles including serving as a school principal.  She is currently director of special services for the Sparta public schools and she adjunct teaches at the college level.  She serves on the board of trustees for the New Jersey Association of Pupil Services Administration.  Hamblin has worked as an administrative mentor for new principals and directors for the NJ Department of Education.  At honors convocation she received the Sister Mary Amelia, O.P. Award for Outstanding Dissertation and she was the three Minute Thesis Challenge champion for Caldwell’s Research and Creative Arts Day.

Dennis Brady of West Orange, New Jersey will deliver the student address atDennis Brady the undergraduate commencement ceremony.  He is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies with a minor in business administration. Among his many activities, he has been a student ambassador working in the Admissions Office, has served as president of the campus Operation Smile Club, and is a member of the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi.   At Honors Convocation, he received the departmental honors award for the Communication and Media Studies Department.

Caldwell University will award undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at commencement.

President Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D. will present doctoral students with their PhDs and EdDs, graduate students with their Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, or Master of Science degrees, and undergraduates with their Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees.

Viewers can watch the ceremony live online via a link that will be found on the university website at 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony on Sunday May 20.

A commencement Mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 in the Student Center Gym.