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Winter Commencement 2023

Over 400 students will walk across the stage during Millersville University’s 2023 Winter Commencement.

Over 400 students will walk across the stage during Millersville University’s 2023 Winter Commencement. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Pucillo Gymnasium. The graduation will be live-streamed on the MU homepage, commencement page, and social media accounts. Alumna Jennifer Craighead Carey, a partner/attorney at Barley Snyder will be the keynote speaker.

Additionally, there will be an on-campus viewing area in the Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center. Tickets are required for the in-person event, but not required for the on-campus viewing area. Doors to Pucillo Gymnasium and the Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center will open at 1 p.m.

Now it is time to highlight a few of the graduates.

Samuel Bailey
Samuel Bailey from Red Lion, PA is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Bailey’s favorite memory from MU is working at WIXQ. After graduation, Bailey plans to work full-time at a tax firm.

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Carolyn Bolden

Carolyn Bolden
Carolyn Bolden from Mechanicsburg, PA is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in athletic coaching. Bolden is also part of the Cygnus Society where she explains her favorite part of being in the group is getting to meet new people who are all connected to Millersville in different ways. In addition, her favorite memory from her time at MU is attending a study abroad trip to Puerto Rico in March 2023. After graduation, Bolden plans to attend graduate school.

 

 

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Catherine Clarke

Catherine Clarke
Catherine Clarke from Lancaster, PA is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Clarke’s favorite memory at MU was attending her first homecoming and meeting new friends. After graduation, she plans to work as a medical social worker and start the MSW program at MU in May 2024. Clarke also notes her time at MU as a first-generation college student. “As a first-generation student, it feels good to be a part of a school that allows you to have a sense of belonging and great professors like Dr. DeJesus who always pushes me to do better every day.”

 

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Rhiannon Flaig

Rhiannon Flaig
Rhiannon Flaig from Lancaster, PA is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology. Flaig’s favorite memory from MU was hanging out with her friends in the archeology lab. After graduation, Flaig plans to work in contract archeology.

 

 

 

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Rebekah Holmes

Rebekah Holmes
Rebekah Holmes from Watertown, CT is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology-archaeology. Her favorite memory from her time at MU is her Archaeology Field School class. After graduation, she plans to work at a museum in New York or New England.

 

 

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Collin Hood

Collin Hood
Collin Hood from Magnolia, DE is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Hood’s favorite memory from MU was “Wicke @ Night” with the math department. After graduation, Hood plans to attend graduate school

 

Kenesta Mack
Kenesta Mack from Philadelphia, PA is graduating with a Doctor of Education in educational leadership. Mack is a nontraditional student and had a special motivation to earn her degree: her mother. Mack says “After my mother passed away, I knew I wanted to explore the doctoral pathway. I was unsuccessful on my first attempt at a different institution and that left me feeling somewhat defeated. During my time at the PA Department of Education, a colleague inspired me to try again. In my heart, I did not want the completion of this degree to be a dream deferred. I began the Millersville program at age 53 and never looked back. It was one of the best decisions of my life.”

After graduation, Mack plans to keep helping students with disabilities. “I plan to continue supporting students with disabilities and their families through my role as a regional director of special education at the Commonwealth Charter Academy. I will also continue advocating for underserved students who require a non-traditional approach to completing their high school education.”

Macks notes that she has many people to thank for helping her accomplish her goal of earning her doctorate. “First and foremost, I’m grateful to my late mother for her unconditional love, guidance, and discipline. My family, friends and co-workers have been my greatest cheerleaders who encouraged and supported me through the many detours of the doctoral journey.”

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Nyeema Roberson

Nyeema Roberson
Nyemma Roberson from Lancaster, PA is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Roberson’s favorite memory at MU was when she served as the Event Chair for The Color of Teaching Mentorship Program and when she reactivated her chapter, the Lambda Alpha Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. After graduation, Roberson plans to continue working at Penn State Lancaster Medical Hospital, until she finds a job in the social work field and provide community service for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. at the graduate level. In addition, she plans to attend graduate school for either social work or counseling.

 

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Brooke Shelton

Brooke Shelton
Brooke Shelton from Doylestown, PA is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in art and a minor in business management. Her favorite memory from MU was meeting her current roommates and moving into an apartment together. After graduation, Shelton plans to travel and do photography in her free time.

 

 

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Andrew Stocker

Andrew Stocker
Andrew Stocker from Lancaster, PA is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in information technology. Stocker’s favorite memory from MU is when he was hired for his first internship with The Chemours Company in Delaware. After graduation, Stocker plans to move to Tennessee with his partner and find a job as a developer for a defense contractor.

 

 

 

Skylar Tsosie

Skylar Tsosie
Skylar Tsosie from Cape May, NJ is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health. Tsosie’s favorite memory from MU was “getting Jesus Dogs with my friends.” After graduation, Tsosie plans to work at her internship full-time and find time to travel.

 

Congratulations to all of this year’s graduates.
For more information on commencement, click here: https://www.millersville.edu/commencement/

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