Commencement Ceremony


Organ Selections for a Ceremonial Occasion


“Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1,” Edward Elgar


The Rev. Janet F. Fuller, University Chaplain


Ann Bullock, Dean of the School of Education

Student Address

Shannon Elizabeth Finney

Introduction of the Speaker

Smith Jackson, Assistant to the President, Associate Professor of Education, and Vice President Emeritus for Student Life and Dean of Students


Bryan Dewsbury, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island

Presentation of Candidates for Degree

Aswani Volety, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Degrees

Connie Ledoux Book, President

Awarding of Diplomas

Rozana Carducci, Associate Professor of Education and Graduate Director of the Master of Arts in Higher Education
President Book

Charge to the Graduating Class

President Book



Music performed by W. Thomas Jones, University Organist

Class of 2020

Name Previous Institution(s)
Tobin Andrew Finizio III A.B., Elon University
Taylor Marie Swan B.A., B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Taylor Zane Stuck B.S., Elon University
Angelika Sierra Smith B.A., Meredith College
Cameron Michele Shirley A.B., Elon University
M.A., James Madison University
Natalie Ann Larson B.S., Drake University
Timothy Bruce Hussey B.A., The University of North Carolina at Asheville
Kiara Dominique Hines BSW, Western Carolina University
Shannon Elizabeth Finney B.A., University of Mary Washington
Jillian Gabrielle Epperson A.B., Elon University
Caroline Denise Dean A.B., Elon University
Katie Elizabeth Ciesiulka B.A., Marquette University
Alonzo Earl Cee B.S., Elon University
Sophia Elizabeth Abbot B.A., Bryn Mawr College
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society