Rowan University holds Commencement ceremonies May 12 and 13April 19, 2011
At Rowan University, Glassboro, 2,408 undergraduate students and 490 graduate students will take part in commencement ceremonies in May.
The main undergraduate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m., on the University Green in front of Bunce Hall off Whitney Avenue. Ceremonies for students in the University’s academic colleges will be held throughout campus following the main ceremony.
The undergraduate commencement speaker will be Keith Campbell. Former chair of the Rowan Board of Trustees and a current member of the Rowan University Foundation Board, Campbell is chairman of the board of Salem County-based Mannington Mills, Inc., one of the largest flooring companies in the world.
At the undergraduate ceremony, the University also will present honorary degrees.
Rowan will present an honorary Doctor of Science degree to John Martinson, founder of the Lawrenceville-based Edison Ventures. An active angel investor and a venture capitalist for 33 years, Martinson serves as managing partner of the fund, which has invested $700 million in 176 companies — primarily software, communications and information technology firms — in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.
Rowan will present world-renowned conductor Robert Page with an honorary Doctor of Music degree. Page is the Paul Mellon University Professor of Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He has conducted major orchestras throughout the United States. His choirs performed on 40 discs issued by major labels, and he has earned two Grammys and six additional nominations.
The University also will present the Distinguished Alumnus Award and first Distinguished Young Alumnus Award to Brian O’Malley and Anthony Mongeluzo, respectively.
O’Malley graduated in 1981 with a B.A. in business administration. Today, the Middletown resident is president and chief executive officer of Domino Foods, Inc., headquartered in Iselin. During his tenure as president and CEO, O’Malley helped lead the company through numerous successful acquisitions and played a significant role in creating the first fully integrated sugar company in North America, taking products from the agricultural field to the retail shelf.
Mongeluzo earned a B.S. in business administration with a specialization in management information systems in 2002. The Marlton resident founded The Pro Computer Service LLC in 2000 while a student. The Marlton-headquartered firm provides IT services for businesses, government entities and home offices. From a single-person operation, he has grown his business to 20 employees; four offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware; and more than $6 million in sales.
The graduate ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at Wackar Stadium off Bowe Boulevard.
The graduate ceremony commencement speaker will be Anne Sceia Klein, founder and president of Anne Klein Communications Group, a national public relations firm based in Mt. Laurel. Klein has an outstanding reputation as a public relations strategist and crisis manager, and she has received numerous professional awards for her work.
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM will broadcast the undergraduate ceremony live. The broadcast also will be available online at wgls.rowan.edu.
For more information on the commencement ceremonies, including weather contingencies, visit rowan.edu/commencement.