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Caldwell University to Celebrate 74th Commencement May 15

Caldwell, N.J., May 10, 2016 — Caldwell University’s 74th Annual Commencement will be held Sunday, May 15 in the George R. Newman Center. The graduate ceremony for the Master’s and Doctoral candidates will be held at 10 a.m. The undergraduate ceremony for bachelor’s candidates begins at 1 p.m.

Sarah Schiffelbein of Villas, N.J. will deliver the student address at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony. She is receiving her master’s in curriculum and instruction with a teacher of students with disabilities certification.

Anabela Santos of Newark, N.J. will deliver the student address at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. She is receiving her B.A. in psychology. She is in the combined bachelor’s in psychology/master’s in in applied behavior analysis program.

An honorary degree will be presented to Dr. Ernani Sadural, director of Global Health for the RWJBarnabas Health System. A board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Sadural is co-founder and chief medical officer of the Life is Great Global Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing medical and non-medical volunteers to underserved populations throughout the world. He and his wife, Dr. Sarah Timmapuri, were inspired to start the organization following the suffering and deaths caused by the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Dr. Sadural has participated in or led over 50 medical missions across several countries including Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Grenada, Peru, Nepal, and Honduras. He is a member of the Rotary Club of the Caldwells.

Caldwell University will award undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. President Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D. will present doctoral students with their PhDs, 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.

The 50th Reunion Class will participate in the undergraduate ceremony.

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 15.

A commencement Mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday May 14 in the Student Center Gym.

Listen to our podcast Caldwell University Conversations with student commencement speakers Sarah Schiffelbein and Anabela Santos. They share their experiences in academics and activities at Caldwell, the support they have received from their professors, their career plans, and why they would advise prospective students to choose Caldwell.

Listen to podcast here – https://caldwell-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SS-AS.mp3