Stevenson to Graduate 280 Students at Largest Winter Commencement in University History, Dec. 14

December 8, 2015 7 AM

A total of 280 students will receive their degrees at Stevenson University’s Winter Commencement, Monday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in the University’s Greenspring Gymnasium, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153.

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The December 2015 graduating class—the largest winter commencement in school history—is comprised of 168 traditional undergraduate bachelor’s, 48 adult undergraduate bachelor’s, and 64 graduate master’s students.

The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Heather E. Harris, Professor of Business Communication at Stevenson. Harris joined the University in 2003 as an Assistant Professor, serving as the first Director of Multicultural Affairs and as Special Assistant to the President. She developed Stevenson’s first Diversity Statement and worked to create a more diverse and inclusive organizational culture and climate. For her work, she was one of the first people to receive the University’s Building Community Award in 2009.

In addition to teaching, she has been a PASS (Partnerships and Student Success) Mentor since her arrival and has served as the faculty moderator or co-moderator for the LBGTQI club Allies. She is currently a co-moderator for Stevenson’s chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. In May, she was honored with the Full-Time Rose Dawson Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.