Convocation Ceremony

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
Cazenovia College's annual Convocation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 27, at 3 p.m., on the Campus Quad (weather permitting), during which all members of the campus community will come together to officially launch the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.  The ceremony welcomes our newest class of students, while spotlighting and lauding the accomplishments of our seniors.

All faculty, members of the president's leadership team and the stage party, trustees and administrators planning to process in full academic regalia will lineup in the Schneeweiss Athletic Complex parking lot, just outside the lower gymnasium) by 2:45 p.m. The procession will be led by bagpipers down Liberty Street and onto the Quad. Seating for faculty will be to the left of the stage with seating for the president's leadership team, trustees and administrators to the right as is customary for events on the Quad.

Reserved seating for First Year Students will be available in front of the stage in a block of seats to the left (Witherill Library side). Reserved seating for our Seniors will be available at the opposite right-hand side (Student Center side). Students should be in their seats prior to the 3 p.m. start.

General seating for the rest of our campus family (the entire College community is invited to attend) will be available behind the freshmen and seniors and to the sides of the Quad. The Order of Exercises in provided below.

2014 Convocation: Order of Exercises

Led by Bagpipers

Joe Adamo, Professor, Business & Management
Distinguished Faculty Member, 2014

Jesse Lott, Dean of the First Year Program

National Anthem
David Lowenstein, Artist-in-Residence

Rev. Betty Burlew, Cazenovia College Chaplain

Presidential Welcome
Dr. Mark Tierno, President

Trustee Welcome
Margery Pinet, Professor Emerita and Vice Chair, Cazenovia College Board of Trustees

Introduction of Student Speaker
Dr. Sharon Dettmer, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Student Address
Ashlee Whitehouse, Class of 2017

President, Alpha Lambda Delta and Inclusive Early Childhood Education major

Recognizing our Seniors
Katie O'Brien, Dean for Student Life
Dr. Sharon Dettmer

Senior Addresses
Elijah Anderson, Class of 2015
McCauley Cannizzo, Class of 2015

Formal Opening of the 2014-15 Academic Year
Dr. Mark. Tierno

Alma Mater

Reverend Betty Burlew