More than 500 School of Business Students Participate in Commencement Exercises
May 13, 2011
Interim Dean Frances A. Sevilla-Sacasa congratulated
Nearly 400 undergraduate and 160 graduate students from the School of Business participated in spring 2011 commencement ceremonies. The graduate students included those who have completed the School’s full-time MBA and Palm Beach Executive MBA program, as well as students who will graduate from the MBA for Working Professionals program in June and those who will graduate from the Master of Science in Professional Management (MSPM) program in August.
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, dean of the School of Architecture, delivered the commencement address at the graduate student ceremony on May 12, while Admiral James Stavridis, Commander of the European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe gave advice to students in the undergraduate ceremony.
An architect and urban planner, Plater-Zyberk has been called “one half of a two-person revolution in American town planning.” Plater-Zyberk and her husband and partner, Andres Duany, are the pioneers and leading proponents of the popular “New Urbanism” movement, which seeks to replace suburban sprawl with pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use, compact communities and has over the past three decades influenced civic development across the nation and around the world.
Stavridis, who assumed his position in early summer 2009, is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida.
The undergraduate celebration included a senior awards ceremony on May 11, where top students and faculty were honored in a number of different areas. The graduate students also celebrated with an awards ceremony and reception following their commencement exercises.