VIDEO: Brad Snyder Inspires Crowd at 63rd Commencement

May 20, 2016 7 AM

“Chase your passions with all that you have.” That’s what Stevenson’s 63rd Commencement keynote speaker Brad Snyder conveyed to the crowd as everyone listened intently.

Snyder, a retired Navy Lieutenant and Paralympic swimmer, was severely injured in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2011. He sustained complete vision loss from the explosion. His inspirational speech focused on the importance of perseverance and determination as members of the Class of 2016 begin new chapters in their lives.

Stevenson held two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 19. Graduates from the Brown School of Business and Leadership and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences received their diplomas at 10 a.m., and graduates from the School of Design, the School of Education, the School of Health Professions, and the School of the Sciences received their diplomas at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Congratulations to all of the graduates as well as their families who were in attendance.

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Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,200 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.