UMUC Commencement: Sunday Afternoon Ceremony - May 13, 2018

UMUC Commencement: Sunday Afternoon Ceremony - May 13, 2018
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    >> Ladies and gentlemen, please rise to welcome our platform party led by University
    of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares, Senior Vice President
    and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Alan Drimmer, and Distinguished Journalist Maureen Bunyan.
    [ Music: Procession of the Nobles by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov ]
    Ladies and gentlemen, would you please remain standing for our national anthem performed
    by Isabell Pollard, one of 2018's graduates.
    Graduates, please leave your caps on during the national anthem.
    Our president will honor the flag on your behalf by removing his.
    >> Isabell Pollard: [Singing] Oh say, can you see by the dawn's early light what
    so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight over the ramparts,
    we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof
    through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave over the land
    of the free and the home of the brave.
    [ Applause ]
    >> Please be seated.
    And now, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome University
    of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares.
    >> Javier Miyares: Good afternoon.
    Good afternoon, graduates, family members, friends, colleagues, and honored guests.
    Our graduates have traveled many miles to walk across this stage.
    They have devoted many hours to earn their degrees.
    And as I look across the arena, I am filled with a sense of pride
    for all that you have accomplished.
    I speak for everyone at UMUC when I say that it has been our honor to help you
    in the pursuit of your goals and your dreams.
    Today you represent our greatest achievement and we are so proud
    to recognize and celebrate your success.
    I am also honored to offer a special salute to our active duty members of the US military,
    to our veterans who are graduating today.
    May I ask you all and your family members to rise and be recognized?
    [ Applause & Cheering ]
    Your service to our country has earned you the respect and admiration of a grateful nation
    and we are so pleased that you selected UMUC as your university of choice.
    In addition I would like to recognize the people
    who have supported our graduates in so many ways.
    On this Mothers Day, let us first acknowledge all the moms who are here today as graduates,
    as guests, as faculty, and as staff members.
    [ Applause & Cheering ]
    Let us also take a moment to say thank you to the husbands, wives, partners, children,
    parents, grandparents, uncles, teachers, dear friends who offered their love
    and encouragement along the road to this day.
    Congratulations to you all.
    [ Applause ]
    The heart and soul of every university is its faculty.
    Today we offer a special thanks to the more than 4,500 educators of our graduates worldwide.
    With the distinguished members of the UMUC faculty who are
    with us today representing our worldwide academic community,
    please rise and be recognized.
    [ Applause & Cheering ]
    I would now like to introduce the members of the UMUC community
    who have joined us on the platform.
    Dr. Alan Drimmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer.
    [ Applause ]
    Dr. Kathryn Kose, Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School.
    [ Applause ]
    Dr. Kara Van Dam, Vice Provost and Dean of The Undergraduate School.
    [ Applause ]
    Philip Callahan, a 1966 graduate and President of the UMUC Alumni Association.
    [ Applause ]
    Professor Sarah Rothschild, member of the faculty
    and Secretary of the Academic Advisory Board.
    [ Applause ]
    We thank you all.
    And now it is my privilege to introduce William Shorter, Jr., the student member
    of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, the governing body for UMUC
    and other public universities within the state of Maryland.
    Regent Shorter will be graduating from the University of Baltimore later this week
    with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
    Ladies and gentlemen, Regent William Shorter, Junior.
    [ Applause ]
    >> William Shorter, Jr.: Good afternoon, everybody.
    President Miyares, senior administrators, faculty and staff members,
    and the graduating class of 2018.
    On behalf of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents,
    I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to you and your families.
    I would also like to extend a happy Mothers Day to all the mothers, fathers who take on the role
    as mom, and all of the mother figures who are here today.
    [ Applause ]
    I would like to especially acknowledge the mothers who have served in the armed forces
    and the spouses of armed service members.
    Thank you for the sacrifice you continue to make for this country.
    [ Applause ]
    You know, with this great holiday I would bring you guys all flowers but that would leave me
    with no money, so I think your diploma will suffice for today
    so that is my Mothers Day present to you guys.
    [ Faint Chuckles ]
    [ Applause ]
    I would like to take this moment to acknowledge the leadership of President Miyares.
    As a member of the board, I know we appreciate your passion
    and dedication to the students of UMUC.
    I would like to also express my gratitude to the senior administrators,
    faculty, and staff members of UMUC.
    I want to let you guys in on my little secret.
    Out of all the students I get to represent across this state, it is you --
    the students of UMUC -- that inspire me the most.
    Your determination, discipline, and perseverance is an example to all.
    While the education you received here is a fulfillment to yourself, you have truly passed
    that spark to your children, your fellow children, your fellow service members
    in the army, and everyone in your communities.
    Don't let this moment be the peak of your life.
    Position yourself to dream bigger and bolder.
    Before I take my seat, I would like to leave with you the words of the poet Maya Angelou.
    She once said, "Lift up your eyes upon the day breaking for you.
    Give birth again to the dream."
    Class of 2018, give birth again to the dream.
    Congratulations.
    [ Applause ]
    >> Javier Miyares: Once again, on behalf of the University System
    of Maryland Board of Regents, member Will Shorter.
    Thank you so much.
    One of the great traditions of commencement is a keynote address.
    It is an opportunity to hear from someone whose achievements and words can inspire us all.
    This afternoon's keynote speaker is, I am sure, familiar to many of you
    who live in the Washington, DC area.
    Distinguished broadcast journalist Maureen Bunyan was born in Aruba and immigrated
    to the United States at the age of 10.
    Her parents stressed the importance of education and at one point she, her sister,
    and their father were studying for their undergraduate degrees at the same time.
    Ms. Bunyan earned her Bachelors Degree in English
    from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
    She then participated in a special program from minority journalists
    at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and earned a Master of Arts
    from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
    While still in college, Ms. Bunyan began working as a freelance writer
    for the Milwaukee Journal newspaper.
    She went on to work at television stations in Boston
    and New York before arriving in Washington, DC.
    For 22 years she was the lead anchor at WUSA-TV News.
    Then after serving as chief correspondent for the PBS series Religion & Ethics News Weekly,
    in 1999 she joined WJLA-TV news where she was a lead anchor for another 18 years.
    Throughout her career, Ms. Bunyan has been active
    in professional and community organizations.
    In 1975 she cofounded the National Association of Black Journalists
    and in 1990 she cofounded the International Womens Media Foundation.
    She has been honored with many professional and community service awards including seven Emmys
    and the American Immigration Law Foundation's Immigrant Achievement Award.
    She has dedicated her professional life to accuracy, fairness,
    and helping others pursue their dreams.
    And we are honored that she joins us today to address the UMUC Class of 2018.
    Please join me in welcoming this afternoon's keynote speaker,
    Distinguished Journalist Maureen Bunyan.
    [ Applause & Cheering ]
    >> Maureen Bunyan: Good afternoon, dear friends here at --
    [ Yell From Audience ]
    [ Ms. Bunyan Laughing ]
    Thank you so much, President Miyares, for your warm welcome.
    And thank you so much to University System of Maryland, to Regent William Shorter, Jr.,
    for your remarks and your hospitality.
    Congratulations to all of you UMUC graduates, family members,
    friends here in College Park and around the world.
    Thank you also to the UMUC staff and faculty for the great work you have done
    in bringing this class to this moment.
    A study by the Associated Press reports this year --
    of course as a journalist I have to tell you something about what you may have read
    or may not have read in journalism.
    The Associated Press says that this year, for the first time in at least 20 years,
    commencement speakers at top colleges are women.
    I am --
    [ Crowd Cheering & Ms. Bunyan Chuckling ]
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    I am thrilled to be one of those women and thank you, UMUC,
    for allowing me the privilege to be part of this group.
    Now, for those of you who are new to the Washington area and those of you
    in our global audience, may I tell you a little bit about myself
    and what has brought me here this afternoon?
    As President Miyares said, my family is an immigrant family.
    My parents were born and raised in the country of Guyana, South America.
    When Guyana --
    [ Yell From Audience ]
    [ Laughter ]
    Uh-oh, some of them are here.
    [ Laughter ]
    When Guyana was a part of the British Empire, Guyana was then -- and is still --
    a poor country, poor in infrastructure but rich in natural resources,
    and with a population of under a million people.
    Under the British system of education at the time that my parents grew up,
    a comprehensive examination was given to all students when they reached the age of 13.
    The result of that examination determined whether a child would go
    on to further education, basically secondary school, or not.
    This test was given once a year.
    If a student failed the exam or could not take it for any reason,
    his or her formal education was over at the age of 13.
    There was no do-over, makeover, or come back next year.
    My father, whose name was Arthur, was a smart young man
    and would easily have passed that examination.
    But in 1926 when he was 13, he missed his chance because he was sick with malaria.
    But Arthur decided at the age of 13 he would not let the system interfere
    with his pursuit of knowledge.
    And he began that pursuit by using what we now call distance learning or distance education.
    And in the 1930s and 40s distance education meant correspondence courses.
    And correspondence courses meant by mail.
    Imagine what that was like for people living in an isolated place like Guyana.
    Somehow my father found out about correspondence courses in electricity
    and mathematics given by a company in New York City.
    He ordered the courses and they became the start of his lifelong pursuit of higher education.
    In those days, also, long distance courses meant long time.
    All correspondence was written and sent by boat.
    And boats did not keep predictable schedules.
    So it took months for Arthur's applications for a course to reach New York City,
    months for the courses then to get to Guyana, months for Arthur's homework to go back
    to New York City, and then for the results of the homework
    to be graded and shipped back to Guyana.
    Because of these correspondence courses, my dad was prepared in 1937 to apply for a job
    as an electrical draftsman with the Standard Oil Company on the island of Aruba.
    He got the job, moved to Aruba.
    He got the girl -- my mother -- and the two of them got me and my two sisters.
    In Aruba, my dad continued taking correspondence courses in electronics.
    He learned how to build shortwave radio receivers and other electronic devices.
    And in preparation to buy and then after buying one of the first automobiles in Aruba,
    Arthur took correspondence courses in auto mechanics and auto maintenance.
    I mentioned that malaria had kept my father from pursuing his education, his formal education.
    Malaria also left him underweight.
    So both in Guyana and Aruba my dad took correspondence courses in bodybuilding
    and physical fitness from the Charles Atlas Company.
    [ Laughter & "Oh God" From Audience ]
    I don't know if any of you have heard or those of you
    who are old enough could remember that name.
    Charles Atlas was one of the first and most successful bodybuilders of the past century.
    He also created an international mail order business, in seven languages,
    used by millions of men all around the world, reportedly including King George the XIth
    of Britain and it's said that Gandhi himself wrote to Charles Atlas
    to ask about the fitness program.
    My father always credited those correspondence courses with helping him build his body
    and his health after the ravings of tropic diseases.
    My family immigrated to the US in the 1950s to southeastern Wisconsin where my father went
    to work immediately and immediately enrolled in school.
    Because physical his lifelong distance learning,
    he was accepted into a bachelors degree program at a Wisconsin state college.
    He then earned two masters degrees, one in education and one in electrical engineering.
    To earn one of those degrees, he for two years commuted from southeastern Wisconsin
    to northwestern Wisconsin every week, driving a total of 400 miles every week.
    He then became a teacher of electrical engineering as well
    as worked full-time as an electrical engineer.
    He also raised three strong-willed daughters by himself
    because my mother had died of breast cancer.
    By the time my father was in his mid-60s he had finished all his coursework
    for a doctorate in electrical engineering.
    But his vision deteriorated and it kept him from finishing his thesis and getting his PhD.
    Imagine what an impact that had on him.
    And what an impact my father had on me and my sisters.
    And imagine the impact he had on the people with whom he worked and the students he taught.
    From him I learned that education is precious and the opportunity to receive it as well
    as to provide it is not given to everyone.
    I learned that education helps us to understand both our strengths and our frailties and that
    at this moment in which we live in human history it is now available
    to us in many forms and many ways.
    I also learned from my father that the love of education, the need to learn,
    and the desire to teach are basic to human nature.
    That's why we must not deny this part of our nature
    and we must not deny it of other human beings.
    What if my father had followed the British colonial system and his own poor health
    and they had stopped him from pursuing an education?
    What if he had not taught me to respect knowledge and those who share it?
    What if he had not had the desire and the drive to achieve?
    I guarantee you I would not be standing here this afternoon.
    I suspect many of you, if not all, come from families like mine.
    I suspect you have the same drive, curiosity, and desire to achieve that my father did.
    I know that your investment in yourselves has come with sacrifices, long hours, and struggle.
    It is said that virtue is its own reward.
    I believe that education is its own reward.
    You are giving to your families, friends, and neighbors precious lessons in how
    to seize opportunities, to face obstacles, to pursue goals, and to reach them.
    Most important, you have learned about your own strength, intelligence, and determination.
    My father loved the hard sciences.
    He liked to learn and to teach people how things work.
    I grew up to love journalism and I like to tell stories about how people work.
    Thank you for letting me tell the story of my father.
    Today is the 22nd anniversary of his death.
    If he were here in front of you all he would have recognized himself in all of you
    and he would have been as proud to be here with you as I am today.
    Thank you all so much.
    [ Applause ]
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmer: Thank you, Ms. Bunyan, for those beautiful and inspiring words
    and for joining our graduates at today's ceremony.
    May we have one more show of applause, please, for Ms. Maureen Bunyan?
    [ Applause ]
    Graduates, this is a day to look back at what you've learned in order to achieve this goal.
    It's a day to look around with awareness of those who have helped you achieve it.
    And it's a day to look ahead to a brighter future because of the investment
    that you have made in yourselves.
    As adult learners you face unique challenges in your journey.
    Many of you arrived at UMUC with families, jobs, and a host of life experiences.
    Most of you have not had the luxury of being able
    to study throughout the day and to take your weekends off.
    You have had to make time for your studies
    and that has meant taking time away from other responsibilities.
    It has not been an easy road and we know that.
    So speaking on behalf of your professors, let me say how proud we are of your achievements.
    On this day you don't need role models.
    Today you are the role models for us and for everyone in this arena.
    Today you prove that you have what it takes and what it takes is the courage, fortitude,
    and perseverance that you exemplify.
    And we congratulate and honor you.
    [ Applause ]
    Each year the university selects a member of the graduating class to speak on your behalf,
    someone who represents the special attributes of UMUC students.
    And today's student speaker, US Army Staff Sergeant Timothy French certainly fits the bill.
    Timothy French today earns his Associate of Arts degree and we're delighted
    that his family joins us in the audience in celebration and in pride of his accomplishments.
    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome US Army Staff Sergeant Timothy French.
    [ Applause ]
    >> Timothy French: Good afternoon.
    Thank you, President Miyares, members of the platform party and honored guests, family,
    friends, alumni, and most importantly the graduating Class of 2018.
    It is an honor for me to be here.
    For me, as I'm sure it has for many of you, this graduation comes after years
    of work and dedication in my own career.
    Years ago I asked my father what single piece
    of advice he could give me going forward to succeed.
    He told me, "Son, be mindful of your name.
    Whatever job you do you leave your name on it.
    When you leave that job, others will see how you hold yourself and how you see yourself."
    That was over 16 years ago and I'm just now beginning to understand what he meant.
    While you can put a price tag on our gowns and tuition, you can't put a price tag
    on what this accomplishment means to each person in this room.
    That price, that unequivocal value, is what drove each
    of us to this culminating event today.
    For many of us this represents more than the normal four years
    of homework, tests, and sleepless nights.
    We had to learn the material our teachers assigned while also learning time management
    beyond what is required of typical college students.
    Some of us had to learn to balance education with fulltime jobs while some of us added caring
    and providing for spouses, parents, loved ones, and children.
    As if that wasn't enough, others added multiple majors or minors.
    Through all of it we learned to grow and we learned
    that we can accomplish, achieve, and succeed.
    We gained a true understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a college graduate.
    Nobody can take away that sense of pride and accomplishment we all feel here in this moment.
    We learned that we have the power to change our lives for the better every single day.
    And just as important as this diploma is, we learned that it stands for so much more.
    Throughout my military career and my college experience I've learned
    that it isn't just the end result that matters.
    It's the journey that makes us who we are today and who we will be in the future.
    Success is not achieved on your own and there are many ups and downs along the way.
    We learned from our teachers, were supported by our loved ones,
    overcame every obstacle along the way, and with each and every step we left our name.
    Our names grew as we learned.
    Our names grew as we made friends.
    And our names grew as we succeeded and as we failed.
    We would not be where we are or who we are today without that journey.
    In my own case, I'm married with three children,
    and my eldest son was born with a rare condition.
    Within 12 hours of his birth he had to be taken to the ICU where he had the first
    of nine blood transfusions that he would need within the next five years.
    I was enrolled in college and an instructor in the Army at the time.
    And I remember coming home after spending the day with him in the ICU with his little, black,
    styrofoam eye covers as he lay with five different lines attached
    to him under the special UV lights.
    I sat down that night and I tried to focus on a paper that was due the next week.
    I couldn't focus.
    I couldn't get a single word typed out right that evening.
    I debated just pushing the class aside.
    I went to go look for the drop, knowing I would end up eating the cost of the course.
    I finally fell asleep that night with the laptop in my lap.
    When I awoke the next morning I went back to the hospital where my wife was holding our son,
    sitting in a chair next to all his machines.
    He stayed in the ICU for five long and painful days.
    But he got better.
    And we were finally able to take him home.
    As I got my family home and watched my wife and son calmly lie down and sleep,
    I finally found the clarity to complete the assigned paper.
    Just by having my family home, knowing they would be OK, was support enough
    and I found the drive to complete the course, make the Dean's List that semester,
    and continue to where I stand today.
    [ Applause ]
    So as I look around this room today, I see not only my classmates
    but every person who came to support them.
    And I know that this accomplishment was not made without sacrifice.
    It was our choice to sacrifice personal time in pursuit of our education
    and for many it was our loved ones' dedication and support that drove us to succeed.
    Many of us decided that unplanned study breaks to care for our children
    and mandatory date nights [laughs] were both worth it and the reasons we chose to sacrifice
    for the betterment of our futures.
    While it's easy to summarize in a speech, it's a demanding and trying feat to accomplish.
    Each choice and every sacrifice you made led you to where you are today,
    to a 30-foot walk across this stage that's going to feel like 60 because you earned every bit
    of celebration for your accomplishment here today.
    So I ask you, where's your name now?
    Your name grew with every subject you learned, every step you took,
    and with every sacrifice you made.
    Your name is in a better place than where you started.
    Your name finished a marathon and said, "let's go again."
    Your name got a brain freeze but pushed through to finish that pint of Ben & Jerry's.
    Be proud of your name because nobody can take it from you, because your loved ones are proud
    of you, and because the example you set is one that your children will be proud of
    and one that your families will remember forever.
    Congratulations to the graduates and thank you.
    [ Applause & Cheering ]
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmer: Thank you, Staff Sergeant French, for sharing your remarkable story.
    We wish you all the best.
    And now the time has arrived to present our graduates for individual recognition.
    Thursday evening, our doctoral candidates were honored
    in a separate conferral and hooding ceremony.
    Today we will call the names of our Masters, Bachelors,
    and Associate candidates and confer those degrees.
    Now, each name we announce is of great importance.
    We ask for your courtesy as each person is called so that all of our students
    and their guests can enjoy their special moments.
    Graduates, please remain on the floor until all of your colleagues have had their opportunity
    to cross the stage, and then our president will confer your degrees following the presentation
    of all candidates.
    Dr. Kathryn Klose, Vice Provost and Dean
    of UMUC's Graduate School will now present our Masters degree candidates.
    Dr. Klose?
    [ Yell From Audience ]
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    >> Dr. Kathryn Klose: Thank you, Dr. Drimmer.
    And good afternoon to our graduates, distinguished faculty, and honored guests.
    We will now present the candidates who are earning the following degrees:
    the Master of Arts in Teaching, the Master of Business Administration,
    the Master of Distance Education and E-Learning, Master of Education in Instructional Technology,
    Master of International Management, and the Master of Science degree.
    The hoods they wear symbolize the significant achievement
    and the investment they have made in their future.
    I ask that you join me in recognizing these outstanding women
    and men as we acknowledge their academic accomplishments
    and we wish them well in their professional endeavors.
    We are very proud of you.
    [ Crowd Cheering & Applause ]
    Candidates, you will now to directed to the stage for individual recognition.
    Please remain in your seats until invited to come forward.
    Let us begin with the first graduate.
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmer: Christopher Leon Abbott.
    [ Applause ]
    Marianella Kline.
    [ Applause ]
    Eddie Davis Ragland.
    [ Applause ]
    Muna Shrista.
    [ Applause ]
    Baraqah Omodele Abdul Kareem Afinnih.
    [ Applause ]
    Jeremy I. Adams.
    Adatayo Fadajimi Adawule.
    Akinsote Smith Adetula.
    [ Applause ]
    Johnson Adigun.
    [ Applause ]
    Bridgette Serwaa Ahima.
    [ Applause ]
    Bolanle Janet Akinrebiyo.
    [ Applause ]
    Renuma Allama.
    [ Applause ]
    Devlon Ramondo Alexander.
    Robyn Harrison Alexander.
    Mabel Pamela Alvarado.
    [ Applause ]
    Gifty Anane.
    Danielle Nicole Amos.
    Camille Julia Anastasio [cheers from audience].
    Chikaodi Johnson Asiegbu.
    Mary Afor Ayompe.
    Brandon Stefan Anderson.
    Francis Eldridge Anderson.
    Justin Chigozie Anoruo.
    Richard Okechukwu Anyanwu.
    Brian Lawrence Ashleson.
    Rahul Bakshi.
    Ariel Lavon Baine.
    [ Applause ]
    Sir Bonge.
    Aisata Omar Ba.
    [ Applause ]
    Sansy Bah.
    Alyssa Robyne Baiyina.
    Abumbola Allafasayo Balagun.
    Gabriela Basma.
    Christie Marie Bean-Smith.
    Keller H. Benningfield.
    Heather Ann Benson.
    Jennifer Lynn Bentley.
    Alison Berman.
    Christine E. Berning.
    Anthony B. Besong.
    Ram K. Bista.
    Hanna Bizuneh.
    Raynard Bolling.
    [ Applause ]
    Scott Butah.
    Evelyn W. Bowens.
    Bradford Ashman Bravard.
    Gregory Alan Brightbill.
    Kimaya Marshe Brown.
    LeShawn Danielle Brown.
    James Herald Bruce.
    Alexis Lenora Bryant.
    Anna Paolo Bueno.
    Luan Kinh Bui.
    Michael Robert Bukowski.
    Janeithia Andrea Butler.
    Kiesha Byers.
    Lynette Marie Cameron.
    Carmen Marie Catellier.
    Dayanthi Rosina Chapin.
    Sheraz Chaudrhy.
    James Thomas Chen.
    Iheanyi Frank Chinasa.
    George Sheng-Yuan Chow.
    James Menard Christian, Jr. Yvette Angela Chulon-Brown.
    Rachel Kathryn Clark.
    Tamika Klingscales.
    Sharon Debie Cobb.
    Tiara Glorious Coleman.
    Karyne Jalon Conley.
    Kimberly Cooper.
    Noah Cabel Couslar.
    Frederick Elijar Coker.
    Shawn Michael Crivello.
    Melinda Mae Custer.
    Susan Carol D'Arrigo.
    Cathy Belinda Davis.
    Felicia M. Davis.
    Melissa A. Day.
    Tishma de Lagarde.
    Brandy Olsen Derogene.
    Shawnte Monique Dixon.
    Kevin Wendell Dobbins.
    William James Dobrow.
    Emmanuel W. Doe.
    Emma Jon Dooley.
    Sabeen Doristal.
    Akeshia Shania Dorsett.
    Alyssa Douglas.
    Vaughn Lal Dwat.
    George Durley.
    Afoah Oyay Finchel.
    Charles Enwessi.
    Bruce Glenn Erickson.
    Zachary Thomas Ericson.
    Veleka Lynette Esters.
    Corning Lorenzo Evans the III.
    Tomiko K. Evans.
    Carl William Ayler.
    Kaendra Shanelle Fahi.
    Bukola A. Falladun.
    Prince O. Famous.
    Olufunke T. Fasuru.
    Adereme Victoria Findlay.
    Jordan Elizabeth Finley.
    Patrick Miles Fisher.
    Fatumata N. Fofanability.
    George Bobilafoga.
    Curtis Lamar Francis.
    Harry Elliott Freeman.
    Mark J. Freeman.
    Christopher M. Gaines.
    Joseph G. Gamatoria.
    Michael J. Gast.
    Delrese Michelle Germany.
    Wendy Stern Gillman.
    Keyona Chante Glanville.
    Carlita Marie Godsey.
    Catina M. Goldring.
    Shant Georgian.
    Andrea M. Gozzi-Skurski.
    Alexander Granados.
    Lauren Libran Green.
    Ruth Tekletsion Habtegiorgis.
    Kashay Denise Hampton.
    Elizabeth May Handy.
    Jason Jonathan Harding.
    Lucretia Carleen Harding.
    Garrett Elias Harper.
    Michelle Harris.
    Matthew James Harris.
    Lauren Alyssa Harris.
    Jennifer Renee Harris.
    Rico Andre Harris.
    Neshma Palima Harris.
    Caitlin Erin Harward.
    [ Faint Cheers From Audience ]
    Byron Hayes.
    [ Applause ]
    Charee Lynette Henderson.
    Bobby George Henry the III.
    Stephen O. Hinds.
    Jason Tranelle Holmes.
    Verona Hood Robinson.
    Courtney Marie Hoyes.
    Erin Bridgette Humphries.
    Tina Marie Hurst.
    Lynne Trook Heine.
    Bonnie Beth Hyde.
    [ Applause ]
    Yatunde Eduu Adiloye.
    Jose A. Iraheta.
    LaShonda Renee Jackson.
    Wendy Mayantee Jagat.
    Derek Damien James.
    Florence Aminata Kumba Jarfoi.
    La'Tai Camille Jenkins.
    Zoia Jean Jenkins.
    Lloyd Baba Jide Jenkins-Johnston.
    Tiera Jennings.
    Devita Eileen John.
    Faluna Johnson.
    Amanda Burdette Johnston.
    Laura John-Toussaint.
    Jasmine Michelle Johnson.
    Christopher Joseph Jones.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Sydney Lynnae Jones.
    Douglas Joyner, Jr. Asha Kabaro.
    Chikumbutsi Alan Kankwindi.
    Michael L. Keyes, Jr. Daniel Koranteng.
    Jordan Joyce Kovacs.
    Nicholas J. Keefe.
    Jeffrey Bennett Kennedy.
    Duclos Tchouatat Keusseu.
    Tiffany Christina Kirkland.
    Josiah Oluwadamilare Koleosho.
    Gallad Kushneer.
    Adam Sheng Long Kwok.
    Nana Yaw Kyei.
    Lavelle Denise Lamb.
    Emmanuel Larte Larty.
    Annie D. LeCointe.
    [ Screams From Audience ]
    >> Dr. Kathryn Klose: Jan Lee.
    Yi Lui. Megan L. Lloyd.
    Valerie Ann Loveday.
    Mark Lumpkin.
    Latisha E. Lakusha.
    Ram Maharjan.
    Amy Manny.
    Lewis Manning the III.
    Joellen Mason Foley.
    Maria Matheson.
    Esther Christina Magorka.
    Carrington Keith Matthews.
    Valencia S. May.
    Nina Renae Macafee.
    Chantelle McLanahan.
    [ Applause ]
    Philip Dennis Mitchell.
    Devora Shashuva McCoy.
    Lloyd L. Mclain.
    Lynneigh Corinne Messner.
    Shazad Islam Mian.
    Jennifer Millham.
    Sharon Teresa Miller.
    Koon-Chuang Ryan Missana.
    Zachary Nyamboga Moturi.
    Jennifer Maskwera.
    Francis B. Mubiru.
    Curswan Marie Munade.
    Taneform Edward Munga.
    Chad Muntz.
    Laura Chase Murek.
    Freddy Lee Murphy, Jr.
    [ Faint Cheers From Crowd ]
    Daniel J. Nah.
    Chanitipis Nexomon.
    Sirarah Hoyodori Najad.
    Curtis Lyndell Newkirk.
    Pascal Mbongo Ngollo.
    Rashimah Tierra Nixon.
    Nina Marie Noel.
    Alemayehu Nida.
    Tyenye Lina Nuatu.
    Chesm Mwokee.
    Matthew James Overlander.
    Ramon Valenzuela Ognita.
    Babatunji Ogundipe.
    Oromasan Ola Ugan Seymour.
    Shermila Oha.
    Nendeka Ojenma.
    Olotoyan Olushua Ojubi.
    Abimbola Oladokun.
    Leslie Anne Olsen.
    Simadina Anyemala.
    Obehi Oriakhi.
    Mike Ortega.
    Esther Eziaku Charity Osemwegie.
    Tanika L. Owens.
    Waldemar Pabon.
    Travis Lamarck Parker.
    Tejal Chiragkumar Patel.
    David Michael Patrick.
    [ Faint Cheers From Audience ]
    [Whispering] What's that?
    [Inaudible] Arnold Inkidra Payne?
    >> Yes.
    >> Dr. Kathryn Klose: Payne.
    [ Applause ]
    Lisa Perez.
    Elaine Pair.
    Gabrielle Pleasant.
    Hugh W. Plummer.
    Robert Antoine Pitts.
    [ Cheers From Audience ]
    Presossi Pressi.
    [ Applause ]
    Christopher Ryan Preston.
    Joshua Randall Prestridge.
    Ronald J. Rattie, Jr. Venkata Krishna Rayi.
    Aun Raza. Glenda Paola Reyes.
    Edwin Jonathan Reyes Escobar.
    Rodney O. Rice.
    Jennifer Marie Richards.
    Caprina N. Rivers.
    Sima Risby.
    Diane Marie Robles.
    Stephanie Marie Berrios Roorda.
    Dina Lynn Rosario.
    [ "That's My Mom!"
    From Audience ]
    [ Laughter ]
    Kevin Glen Ross.
    Melissa Catherine Rubilotta.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Antonio Salazar, Jr. Romina Katiuska Salerno.
    William Christian Shumacher.
    Roland A. Samuels.
    Tuku Samateh.
    Harri Lloyd Scheer.
    Timothy James Schmidt.
    Alarice Omara Scott.
    [ Applause ]
    Amivi Xolali Seddoh.
    Gursimran Singh Shergill.
    [ Applause ]
    Jacob Schevitz.
    Brian Tanner Sims.
    Mentenso Simio Skidoachulo.
    Carene Simon.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Modupeoluwa Emmanuela Sowande.
    Ryan Patrick Small.
    Alton Kevie Smith, Jr. Jasmine Regale Smith.
    Jessica Beth Smith.
    John R. Smith the IIII.
    Terrell Avion Smith.
    Fiza Soladen.
    Terrence St. Rose, Jr. Jessica V. Stein.
    Benet Tiara Stemley.
    Jasmine Valencia Stephens.
    Ibrahim Swaray.
    Derek Stine.
    Anthony Swietlik.
    [ Applause ]
    Usman Tahir.
    Helen Oneke Tanyi.
    Mary Tarpeh.
    Colt Allen Taylor.
    James B. Taylor.
    Notinile Testa.
    Deepa Thamodaran.
    Preetha Annie Thomas.
    Stephanie Tollefson.
    Monica Dawn Tompkins.
    Gurnoor Singh Toor.
    Carrie Ann Tordonato.
    Natafatu Torr.
    Sakita Trammell.
    Steven Treherne.
    Sherry A. Turner.
    Lisa Kathoki Uku.
    Martin Freddy Underwood, Jr. Emmanuel Ugbong Undie.
    Eunice Ngozi Urama.
    [ Applause ]
    Daniel Kezie' Uzoma.
    [ Applause ]
    Demetria Shanae' Venable.
    William F. Volberding, Jr. Kathryn Marie Votra.
    Carline H. Walker Holcomb.
    Catherine Christine Warman.
    Lynnea Marsha Waters.
    Bruce Oliver Weaver.
    Michelle Renee White.
    Roderica Charmaine Wilson.
    Rebecca Elizabeth Anne Winkert.
    Bradley Stephen Wojcicki.
    Nduka Ihechi Wosu.
    ShaVon Christine Wright.
    Tatiana Gedgrafofa.
    Frazier H. Zohde.
    Ao Zhang. Michele Mbopuhuoo Mbiock.
    Belinda D. Mann.
    Modupe Olayinka Sarratt.
    Adontis Atkins, Sr. Biola Daudu.
    [ Applause ]
    Carlistas C. Nabwife.
    Shazed Salmon Gazali.
    Renee Sawyer.
    [ Applause ]
    Donna Elise Wilkerson.
    [ Applause ]
    [ Music ]
    [ Music & Applause ]
    [ Applause & Crowd Cheering ]
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmer: Dr. Kara Van Dam, Vice Provost and Dean
    of the Undergraduate School will present our Bachelors and Associate degree candidates.
    [ Cheers From Audience ]
    >> Dr. Kara Van Dam: Thank you, Dr. Drimmer.
    And good afternoon, graduates, distinguished faculty, and honored guests.
    It is now my privilege to present our Bachelors and Associate candidates.
    Today's Bachelors degree candidates have completed degrees in areas including business,
    communication, cybersecurity, criminal justice, environmental management,
    history, psychology, nursing, and more.
    Over the course of their studies they have learned to think critically,
    communicate clearly, and work collaboratively.
    Let me also call your special attention
    to the Bachelors candidates graduating with academic honors.
    These are designated by the gold, blue, or white honor cords they wear.
    The Bachelors candidates will be followed by Associate degree candidates
    who are wearing light grey gowns.
    These men and women have earned the Associate of Arts degree.
    And now, candidates for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies,
    Bachelor of Science, and Associate of Arts, you will be directed
    to the stage for individual recognition.
    Please remain in your seats until you are invited to come forward.
    Let us begin with the first Bachelors candidates.
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmer: Tara Victoria Patterson.
    Rachel Elise Adams.
    Danielle Deandra Skinner.
    Darrell Fall.
    Peter K. Francis.
    [ Applause ]
    Rita Eve Abrams.
    Carlos Alberto Asavedo, Jr., magna cum laude.
    Tommy Caris DeLeon Acuesta.
    Kelly Mira Adams.
    Tamara T. Addison.
    Edwin Mauricio Avilar, Jr. Omulala Faluke Ajahi.
    Vanessa M. Ajewole.
    Janwes Edwine Acane.
    Olanrewaju Ebenezer Akinkuotu.
    Olaibi Olabisi Aelabi.
    Adam Leo Allen.
    Anidari Altungaro.
    Oliver Bah Ambu.
    Teresa Andrews.
    Herbert E. Anagho.
    Tosin Samuel Aribisala.
    Joanne Arroyo.
    Daniel Carvalho Barbosa, cum laude.
    George Clinton Barber.
    Leroy Harrison Begay, Jr. Fatima Anjum Bhutta.
    John Joseph Bell, summa cum laude.
    Teresa Michelle Bernier.
    Hamsa Barada Allam.
    Lavon Marie Teniesha Denise Berry.
    Tatiana Paris Bolat.
    James A. Booker.
    Christopher Taylor Boyer.
    Jason Farrow Bridges.
    Gregory Richard Briggs, summa cum laude.
    Brittney Schell Bozman.
    Adam Morton Bright, summa cum laude.
    David George Bright, summa cum laude.
    Staci Lennise Brothers.
    Daneen Marie Brown.
    Sandra Isabel Brown.
    Keisha Oudia Bryan.
    Enri Jean Kerr Burgos.
    Mattie Wright Burrell.
    Raymond Walter Bush, Jr. Amanda Kathleen Byrd, cum laude.
    Joseph Adam Cahill.
    Lyndia Calhoun.
    Cynthia K. Caravello, summa cum laude.
    Sandra Marie Castle.
    Cara M. Katanya.
    Wilfredo Cerna, Jr. Christopher Robin Cargill.
    Somik Chragavarti.
    LiQuanna Shanta Chapman.
    Leanne J. Charpenteer.
    Janice Lynn Childers, cum laude.
    Stephanie Darlene Chen.
    Derrick Awah Chingo, cum laude.
    Cathy Marie Chism.
    April L. Christensen.
    Rosanna Kim Christopher.
    Emeka Onwuka Chuku.
    Samuel Chung.
    John William Clampitt.
    Lina Cherena Clemson.
    Ashley Sarah Colleton.
    Katherine Marie Copeland.
    Jessica Lynn Coppage.
    Michelle Elizabeth Cox.
    Allan Creary.
    Heather Christina Crews.
    Neil C. Crittenden.
    Bui Cruz. Audrey Theresa Cunningham.
    Christina Marie Daniels, magna cum laude.
    Rebecca Tarvin Davis, summa cum laude.
    Lina De Angelis-Sloan, magna cum laude.
    Maria DeBenedictis.
    Darnell Leon Deloche.
    Mercidieu Delva, Sr. Amy Jean De Paul.
    Nashon Obaso Dianga.
    Shawn Jamal Diggs, cum laude.
    Tracey Michelle Deruso.
    Regina Dixon.
    Loyk Kenda Jaman.
    Jason P. Donnelly.
    Victoria Downey.
    Nicholas C. Droste, magna cum laude.
    Glenn Dumproff the II.
    James Olden Edwards the III.
    Lavonia Danielle Edwards.
    Marcus Edwards.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Bradlee Obokhae Ehikhamenor, summa cum laude.
    Adam R. Eisenhower.
    Wilvens Elira.
    Anzil Bruce Ellison.
    Katherine Ann Epps.
    Maurice Tyvon Epps.
    Josh Esko.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Keith Bernard Evans, Jr. Geozeph Ashraf Fahmy.
    Janelle L. Figaro.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Kelly Lynne Fink.
    Kyle Fitzpatrick.
    Lamont Fletcher.
    Danielle Flores.
    Princess Reyal Macapagal Flores.
    Arthur Julian Fogiel, Jr., magna cum laude.
    Cathy Denise Foster.
    Matthew Julias Hillmore Francis.
    Tonya Michelle Fuller.
    Jeffrey Alan Gagnon.
    Vincent Riley Galeano.
    Kassim Djima Ganiyou.
    Natasha Sharlene Gartrell.
    Catherine Marie Gattens.
    Komlan Daniel Gbogbo.
    Ila Gabrielle Gebhart, summa cum laude.
    Tsegay Tesfay Gebremedhin.
    Michael Timothy Moss.
    Yanira Maria Gomez.
    Tiana Sarita Goodwater.
    Filamino Garenflo, cum laude.
    Elizabeth Merita Gragg.
    Alice Marie Graham.
    Laura Jennifer Gray.
    Karima Graham.
    Timothy L. Graham.
    Marina Yurevna Grekova, summa cum laude.
    Cesario Philip Guerrero.
    Noel J. Guerrero.
    Summer Gupta.
    Oscar J. Guillen.
    Stephanie Dawn Guzan, cum laude.
    Tracey Lee Springer Hamilton.
    Angela C. Hancock.
    Jason Allen Harkness.
    Celita R. Harley.
    Carlton W. Harris.
    Stephen Andrew Hayden, cum laude.
    Anthony Edwin Heidzig, cum laude.
    Melody Shamair Heyward.
    Ron C. Huffler.
    Donald Scott Hogue.
    Chelsea Michaela Horvath.
    Brandon Howard.
    Zachary Scott Hubbard.
    Gabriel G. Huerta.
    Janine Michelle Hurley.
    Sarah Ibrahimi.
    Goodluck Orimisan Irinyenikan.
    Heena Iqbal.
    Alfredo Armando Jackson Moore.
    Chanel Lakeisha Jackson.
    Ashley Nicole Jacobs.
    Parker Steven Jacobs, cum laude.
    Rose Lorraine Jared.
    Angel Yvette Jesse.
    Annette R. Johnson.
    Antoinette Danielle Johnson, magna cum laude.
    Bryan Johnson.
    Christopher Wallace Johnson.
    Shannon Marie Jones, magna cum laude.
    Julia Constance Juskelis.
    Jennifer L. Karasiewicz, cum laude.
    Binnium Kabidi.
    Thomas Francis Keller, summa cum laude.
    Glenys Wakuna Kobe, cum laude.
    Bilal Kuzbari.
    Gregory J. Lane.
    Jared N. Lawrence.
    En Hung Lee.
    >> Dr. Kathryn Kose: Joan S. Lee.
    Hectorina V. Lesser, summa cum laude.
    Andrea Christina Lertora, summa cum laude.
    Kimberly Marie Lewis.
    Jessica Yvonne Lynton, summa cum laude.
    Kevin Allen Lopez, summa cum laude.
    Katherine E. Lumm.
    Jennifer Lynn Lusby, cum laude.
    Michelle Lynn.
    Brigitte Israelle Marcel.
    Vicky Leshone Mack.
    Adriana Maron, cum laude.
    Shimal Ilizar Mark.
    Joriano Ben Marson, magnum cum laude.
    Jacob Matthew Marks, magna cum laude.
    Jose Matteo Tolito.
    Juanita L. Matthis.
    Ronye Leah McCarthy.
    Caitlin Margaret McLaine.
    Kereen Levenia McCullough.
    Gloria McDowell.
    Celeste Rosamond McKay.
    Regina Sherry McMurray.
    Ndman M. Mban.
    [ Applause ]
    Devon Marie Zampiera Metsler.
    Theodore Joseph Michalek, summa cum laude.
    Jessica Lynn Milligan, cum laude.
    Alexis Kay Misner.
    Katherine Louise Moore.
    Jason Montalvo.
    Kristin Michelle Monteleone.
    Jennifer Marie Montrose, magna cum laude.
    William Russell Moore.
    Kimberly Nicole Morrison.
    David Kellen Mouton.
    Sebastian Moreno, cum laude.
    Daniel James Moser.
    Abdurrahman Muhammad.
    Geoginna Mullen.
    Tatiana Patricia Murillo.
    Kayla Marie Murphy.
    Samuel Murphy, cum laude.
    Bashir Andre Nadir.
    Raymond Cordero Nuata.
    Andreana Nicole Nearing, summa cum laude.
    Maria Andreivna Nedostupenko.
    Craig Kenneth Newcomb.
    DeVante Jordan Newsome.
    Sohang Wen.
    Tyrone Andre Nichols, Senior.
    Nito Nobel.
    Winston B. Obermuller.
    Christin R. O'Berry.
    Taylor S. O'Connell.
    Ranti Olubukola Oke.
    Natalie Margaret Okel.
    Rita Chukwunye Oladimeji, cum laude.
    Shontia De'Angela Oliver.
    Omolayo Morounkeji Olusa.
    Karla M. Ortega.
    Raymond Patrick Oxendine.
    Roberto M. Pedro.
    Brandi C. Paige.
    Maurice Patterson.
    Reza Panahi.
    Stephanie Patricia Parham.
    Matthew Steven Piechocki.
    Tanner Pierceall.
    Melisa G. Pinkowski.
    Dian F. Poore.
    Brianna Post-Burkholder.
    Norlene Lorraine Powell.
    [ Applause ]
    Shawntel Marie Powell.
    Teonna Darsha' Powell, cum laude.
    Kristy Lynn Presberry.
    Princess Victoria Pridgen.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Darlenys Jacqueline Pujols.
    Shannon Lynn Quesenberry.
    Jose Antonio Quijada, Jr. Dulce Rosalyn Ramirez.
    Zarina Rana Mohammad, cum laude.
    Dina Nicole Reinhardt.
    Anthony Levar Reliford.
    Abel Mesfin Rezene.
    Megan Taylor Richardson.
    Sarah C. Richardson.
    Bertha Layla Robertson.
    Lisa Maria Robinson.
    Franceska Daryll Rodriguez.
    Novelette Cassandra Russell-English.
    Shawn Gregory Rorr, cum laude.
    William Alberto Ruez.
    Jorge Pascual Salas.
    Juan Gabriel Salguero.
    Tracy Lynn Sanchez.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    >> Dr. Kara Van Dam: Ervin Sawyers.
    Benjamin Conrad Schaefer.
    April Marie Schmidt.
    Robert John Schmidtz, Jr. Meredith A. Schwab.
    Alexandra Scotland.
    Kelsey Angelique Scott.
    Kevin Steven Scott.
    Liza Scott.
    Arnaud Roche Seka, Jr. Eric Sandobock.
    Brittney LeAnn Sertic-Bayliss.
    Sharifur Rahman Sharif.
    Anthony Ray Sharp.
    Yolanda M. Sharp.
    William Joseph Simms.
    Eric J. Scalski, magna cum Lauda.
    Rosita L. Harris Schumacher.
    Lyssandra Smith.
    Travis Lemont Smith.
    Courtney Sopa.
    Erica Rae Spurlin, magna cum laude.
    Nicole Ashley Stegall, summa cum laude.
    Mark Charles Stein.
    Kelly Anne Stock.
    Linda Stewart Stovall.
    Sierra Marie Sunshine.
    Megan Francis Sutton.
    Antoinette Marie Tates, magna cum laude.
    Massa Veronica Taylor.
    Essokassi Alfred Tchalim.
    Aaron Wayne Thomas.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Paige Leslei Thomas.
    Charles James Thompson, cum laude.
    Victoria Amy Thornhill.
    Nicole Thorpe.
    Rasheel Thorpe.
    Melinda R. Townsend.
    Kiem Bao Tran.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Vera Tikhonova.
    Adriana Trossbach.
    Iris M. Troya.
    Julie Tsay, cum laude.
    Brenda Elizabeth Tung, summa cum laude.
    Erica Marie Topps, magna cum laude.
    Lily Ogechi Udumukwu.
    [ Applause ]
    Henry G. Vasquez.
    Jewaun DeAsia Victor.
    Michael Anthony Vogelzon.
    R. Donate von Bredow-Gardner, magna cum laude.
    Duy Duc Vu.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Desiree Elizabeth Walker.
    Adam Woodrow Watkins.
    Liberty Weaver, magna cum laude.
    Jada White.
    Juliette R. Wilkins.
    Coraine Rochelle Williams.
    Mariah L. Williams.
    Crystal Danielle Wilson.
    LaTarsha Verdell Wilson.
    Alvin H. Williams.
    Jenna Winnegar.
    Tiffany Janelle Wise.
    Lesley Renee Woods.
    Allison Patricia Wright.
    Mary Elle Wright Wilkins.
    Rya Mikayla Devara Yaves.
    Aster L. Yemane.
    Michael Kofi Yirenkyi.
    TiShawna Bush.
    Shaquille Ahmed Khan.
    Ronald Francoise.
    Huy Q. Nguyen.
    Emmanuel Gyeni.
    Tina Nicole Brunson.
    Christopher Robert Zack.
    Louis A. Folksfaran.
    Princely Gwale Monju.
    LaMia Preston.
    Sidonie Eleanor Tauma.
    Joya Gloria Costa, cum laude.
    Jennifer Rosemary Jablonowski, cum laude.
    Sharon Gathoni Pavlovic.
    Danise Andrea Luster, summa cum laude.
    Leonardo Franco Silva.
    Yaw Johnson Arkaah.
    Brook Ashton Deiters.
    Timothy J. French.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    Candice Rosalina Dickey.
    Jonathan Edwin Wayne Dickey.
    [ Applause ]
    Jada Simone Farrow.
    Cory Lee King.
    Mark B. Laura.
    Ingrid Bridget Passmore.
    Obed Pelligrino-Cornier.
    Elaine R. Veloria.
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    [ Music ]
    [ Music & Applause ]
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmer: Will all of our graduates please rise?
    [ Crowd Cheering ]
    President Miyares, in accordance with the recommendations of the faculty of the University
    of Maryland University College, the deans and I request
    that you confer upon these graduates the degrees as in each case is appropriate in recognition
    for their successful completion of all requirements.
    >> Dr. Javier Miyares: Under the authority granted by the State of Maryland to the Board
    of Regents to the University System of Maryland and by that Board relegated to me,
    I hereby confer upon you your degrees as in each case is appropriate with all the rights,
    privileges, and responsibilities thereto or pertaining.
    Congratulations, graduates.
    [ Applause ]
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmer: And now to symbolize your new status as graduates of the University
    of Maryland University College, and on the count of three but not before,
    please move your tassels from the right side to the left side of your caps.
    One, two, three.
    Congratulations.
    [ Applause ]
    Now, before we conclude with the recessional, I invite you to join in the singing
    of our alma mater led by Isabell Pollard.
    The words to the alma mater can be found on page 16 of your program.
    Will the audience please rise?
    [ Faint Cheering ]
    >> Isabell Pollard: [singing] We honor you and thank you for all that you have done to help us
    on our journey and make us all as one.
    So with this song of glory, let's say your name aloud.
    UMUC, UMUC forever standing proud.
    The time we spent together at night or in the day in many different places,
    at home or far away, unites us and then guides us.
    Now we're your prices jewels.
    UMUC, UMUC, the dearest of all schools.
    [ Applause ]
    >> Dr. Alan Drimmel: You may now be seated.
    [ Applause ]
    Thank you, Isabell, for that beautiful rendition of our alma mater.
    And now, UMUC graduates, as you go forward from this day, wear your UMUC pins with pride.
    We look forward to your continued relationship with our university as new members
    of our worldwide and lifelong alumni family.
    Once again, congratulations.
    [ Applause ]
    >> The Recessional will now begin with the platform party followed
    by the faculty and then our graduates.
    We ask our audience to please remain at their seats until the processional has concluded.
    Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your cooperation and congratulations.
    [ Music: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi ]
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