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Play Download 05/15/2015 - Ashley Abdullah Commencement Speech 2015

Associate Manager of Media Planning for Univision Ashley Abdullah (Rowan Graduate B'06) delivers the commencement address during the 2015 Rowan University Commencement Ceremony for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences on May 15, 2015

Play Download 05/15/2015 - Dr. Ali Houshmand's Commencement Message 2015 (College of Humanities & Social Sciences)

Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand addresses the undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences on May 15, 2015

Play Download 05/15/2015 - Michael Fasulo Commencement Speech 2015

President and COO of Sony Electronics Michael Fasulo (GSC Graduate B'82) delivers the commencement address during the 2015 Rowan University Commencement Ceremony for the William G. Rohrer College of Business on May 15, 2015

Play Download 05/15/2015 - Dr. Ali Houshmand's Commencement Message 2015 (College of Business)

Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand addresses the undergraduate and graduate students of the William G. Rohrer College of Business on May 15, 2015

Play Download 05/14/2015 - The Honorable Rochelle R. Hendricks Commencement Speech 2015

New Jersey State Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle R. Hendricks delivers the commencement address during the 2015 Rowan University Commencement Ceremony for the College of Education

Play Download 05/14/2015 - Dr. Ali Houshmand's Commencement Message 2015 (College of Education)

Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand addresses the undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Education on May 14, 2015

Play Download 05/14/2015 - Ken Tucker Commencement Speech 2015

Television and pop music critic Ken Tucker delivers the commencement address during the 2015 Rowan University Commencement Ceremony for the College of Communication & Creative Arts and The College of Performing Arts

Play Download 05/14/2015 - Dr. Ali Houshmand's Commencement Message 2015 (Colleges of Communication & Creative Arts and Performing Arts)

Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand addresses the undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Communication & Creative Arts and the College of Performing Arts on May 14, 2015

Play Download 05/13/2015 - Dr. Norman Vinn Commencement Speech 2015

Osteopathic family physician Norman Vinn, D.O., MBA, FACOFP delivers the commencement address during the 2015 Rowan University Commencement Ceremony for the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Play Download 05/13/2015 - Dr. Ali Houshmand's Commencement Message 2015 (School of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences)

Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand addresses the students of the School of Osteopathic Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on May 13, 2015

Play Download 05/12/2015 - Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar Commencement Speech 2015

Retired NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar, Ph.D.,NAE, FRSE delivers the commencement address during the 2015 Rowan University Commencement Ceremony for the College of Engineering, the College of Science & Mathematics and the School of Biomedical Science & Health Professions.

Play Download 05/12/2015 - Dr. Ali Houshmand's Commencement Message 2015 (Colleges of Engineering, Science & Mathematics and School of Biomedical Sciences & Health Professions)

Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand addresses the undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Engineering, College of Science & Mathmatics, and the School of Biomedical Science & Health Professions on May 12, 2015.

Play Download 05/16/2014 - 2014 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. As the 55th governor of the State of New Jersey, Chris Christie has drawn national attention for his work in the Garden State. The Rowan Board of Trustees offered honorary degrees to Governor Christie, New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney and State Senator Donald Norcross for their efforts in championing the passage of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act.

Play Download 05/17/2013 - 2013 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney. A long time resident of South Jersey, Sweeney offered advice and an encouraging message to the graduating Class of 2013. Also, Rowan University awarded its Distinguished Alumnus Award to Shaun T, fitness expert and creator of the Insanity workout program.

Play Download 05/15/2012 - 2012 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was Jack Collins, a Glassboro State alumnus, basketball coach and the longest serving speaker in New Jersey Assembly history. Collins discussed that with a college degree, students have the fundamentals for a successful career and his definition of success. Also, Rowan University awarded its Distinguished Alumnus Award to David Girgenti, founder of WishUponAHero.com.

Play Download 05/13/2011 - 2011 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was Keith Campbell, a trustee of the Rowan University Foundation Board and Chairman of the Board at Mannington Mills Inc. Campbell discussed his love of Rowan and the South Jersey region. He provided words of wisdom and encouragement for the Class of 2011. Also, Rowan University awarded its Distinguished Alumnus Award to Brian O'Malley ('81), president and chief executive officer of Domino Foods Inc.

Play Download 05/14/2010 - 2010 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was Lisa P. Jackson, an administrator with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Jackson used her life experiences to help convey an inspirational message to the Class of 2010. The ceremony also recognized Dr. Marque Allen, a Class of '91 graduate, as the winner of the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Play Download 05/15/2009 - 2009 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was David Girgenti, of Cherry Hill, a 1993 graduate of Rowan and founder of the internationally recognized Wish Upon A Hero, an online community where visitors post wishes that others help fulfill. At the undergraduate ceremony, the University also presented an honorary degree to world-renowned opera singer Barbara Dever, of Pitman, and its distinguished alumnus award to Patricia Assip Allen, of Freehold.

Play Download 05/16/2008 - 2008 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts, Jr. At the undergraduate ceremony, the University also presented an honorary degree to Rock music legend Patti Smith and Dr. James A. Kutsch, Jr., president of The Seeing Eye, Inc.

Play Download 05/11/2007 - 2007 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was the Hon. James R. Zazzali, chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Play Download 05/14/2004 - 2004 Commencement

The undergraduate commencement speaker was the The Honorable Sean O'Keefe, administrative head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). At the undergraduate ceremony, the University also presented honorary degrees to O'Keefe; Dr. Michael Apple, John Bascom Professor in the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Thomas N. Bantivoglio, partner in the Haddonfield-based law firm Archer & Greiner.

Play Download 05/16/2002 - 2002 Commencement - Part 2

Guest Speaker: John N. Gardner an educator, university professor and administrator, author, editor, public speaker, consultant, change agent, student retention specialist, first-year students advocate, initiator and scholar of the American first-year and senior year reform movements.

Play Download 05/16/2002 - 2002 Commencement - Part 1

Guest Speaker: John N. Gardner an educator, university professor and administrator, author, editor, public speaker, consultant, change agent, student retention specialist, first-year students advocate, initiator and scholar of the American first-year and senior year reform movements.

Play Download 05/11/2001 - 2001 Commencement

Guest Speaker: Peter Dugan, Chairman DVC Venture Capital & Private Equity industry.

Play Download 05/12/2000 - Commencement 2000 - Part 1

Guest Speaker: Henry Rowan, an American philanthropist and engineer.

Play Download 05/12/2000 - 2000 Commencement - Part 2

Guest Speaker: Henry Rowan, an American philanthropist and engineer.

Play Download 05/14/1999 - 1999 Commencement

Guest Speaker: Rowan alumnus Ric Edelman, Chairman and CEO of Edelman Financial Services LLC.

Play Download 05/15/1998 - 1998 Commencement - Part 2

Guest Speaker: Carole Simpson, anchor of "World News Tonight Sunday" and an Emmy Award-winning senior correspondent for ABC News.

Play Download 05/15/1998 - 1998 Commencement - Part 1

Guest Speaker: Carole Simpson, anchor of "World News Tonight Sunday" and an Emmy Award-winning senior correspondent for ABC News.

Play Download 05/16/1997 - 1997 Commencement

Guest Speaker: Richard Andrew "Dick" Gephardt, prominent American politician of the Democratic Party.

Play Download 05/17/1996 - 1996 Commencement

Guest Speaker: Christine Todd Whitman, NJ Governor

Play Download 05/19/1995 - 1995 Commencement

Guest Speaker: Sam Donaldson, Jr., reporter and news anchor for ABC News.