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College Celebrates Spring 2011 Commencement

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May 23 2011 - 11:27am

More than 270 College of Arts and Architecture undergraduates received their degrees during the college’s commencement ceremony on May 14, 2011, on the University Park campus. As has become tradition, students and their families enjoyed a reception in the Walters Courtyard before being led to Eisenhower Auditorium by musicians from the School of Music, who played “When the Saints Go Marching In” for a lively processional.

College of Arts and Architecture alumnus Rob Fenza, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Liberty Property Trust, served as commencement speaker. Fenza, who chairs the college’s fundraising committee for the University’s “For the Future” campaign, received a College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award in 2002 and was named a Penn State Alumni Fellow in 2004. Arts and Architecture Alumni Society President Jeffrey Morgan welcomed the new graduates into the ranks of the Penn State Alumni Association.

Littlestown native Maiata Borromeo served as the student marshal. A Schreyer Honors College Scholar, she received dual B.A. degrees in art history and integrative arts, with minors in Italian and architectural history. Borromeo plans to pursue a graduate degree in interior design.

Students and their families enjoyed a reception in the Walters Courtyard.
Students and their families enjoyed a reception in the Walters Courtyard.
Commencement speaker Rob Fenza (center) with Associate Dean Gary Kesler
Commencement speaker Rob Fenza (center) with Associate Dean Gary Kesler
DUS Programs Coordinator Joane Stoneberg gives a new graduate her diploma
DUS Programs Coordinator Joane Stoneberg gives a new graduate her diploma.
Graduates
Associate Dean Bill Doan and Landscape Architecture professor Larry Gorenflo
Associate Dean Bill Doan and Landscape Architecture Associate Prof. Larry Gorenflo
Banners designed by professor emerita Anne Gibson represent each academic area.
Banners designed by professor emerita Anne Gibson represent each academic area.