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College of Mount Saint Vincent to Hold 105th Commencement Ceremony


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent will hold its 105th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. on the River Lawn of the College’s Riverdale campus. More than 400 students will receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees, accompanied by a weekend of celebration.

The weekend will begin on Friday, May 19, with a Baccalaureate Awards and Hooding Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass, and a reception, all on campus. The Awards and Hooding Ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Hayes Auditorium. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in Founders Hall for all graduates and their guests. Following the Mass, a reception will take place in Smith Hall, located in The Academy (South Wing) of Founders Hall, second floor.

Maria T. Vullo ’84, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, will receive an honorary doctorate of law and give the Commencement address to the Class of 2017 on May 20. As superintendent, Ms. Vullo is responsible for protecting consumers and markets in New York State from fraud and financial crises, as well as reforming the regulation of financial services to keep pace with the industry’s rapid evolution. Nominated to the position by Governor Andrew Cuomo and confirmed by the State Senate in June 2016, Ms. Vullo is the first woman to serve as superintendent.

Ms. Vullo is also an accomplished trial lawyer who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, and the New York State Appellate Division.

The College will also present an honorary degree to Laura Anglin, former president of the Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities (CICU). Ms. Anglin currently serves as the chief administrative officer of First Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris. In this capacity, Ms. Anglin supports the work of a number of New York City agencies, including DEP and Transportation.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.