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.