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Spring 2017 Commencement

The School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) continues to graduate a large number of majors each year. Spring commencement ceremonies saw 186 students graduate from both our undergraduate and graduate programs, both residentially and online (see details below).

The School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) continues to graduate a large number of majors each year.  Spring commencement ceremonies saw 186 students graduate from both our undergraduate and graduate programs, both residentially and online (see details below).

Residential Programs

56 BA/BS in Labor and Employment Relations
22 MS in Human Resources and Employment Relations

 

Online Programs

24 BA/BS in Organizational Leadership
14 BA/BS in Labor and Employment Relations
70 MPS in Human Resources and Employment Relations


In addition to the ceremonies themselves, Spring Commencement Weekend was busy as there were social events scheduled throughout the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, May 6, LER sponsored a reception for graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff on the Mall area in front of the libraries. Approximately 100 persons attended the gathering, which included refreshments. Paul Clark, LER School Director, and Paul Whitehead, the Undergraduate Officer, spoke to the graduates. Another featured speaker was Meghan Stouter, the School’s Marshall for the graduation ceremony itself.

The World Campus also sponsored a reception on Friday evening, May 5, at the Bryce Jordan Center for all World Campus students, family and friends. It is a very special to see students “in the flesh”, as in many cases they are making their first trip to campus. In addition to the party atmosphere of the occasion, there was a bit a speechmaking. One of the presenters was Stephen Verigood, a HRER May 2017 graduate and a member of the World Campus Alumni Society Board. He addressed the graduates and their families about continued participation in the future as alumni of Penn State.

Another highlight of that evening is always our group photo and audible contribution to the festivities. This semester the photographers from WC sought us out for permission to film our traditional "We are...PENN STATE" shout-out which they posted on the WC Social Media site. If you click the here, it will be as if you were there!