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The Peter J. Tobin College of Business Graduate-Level Virtual Recognition Ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020
3 p.m. EDT

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Congratulations Graduates!

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The GradSlideshow celebrates graduates by providing a personalized slide. While the names of graduates will not be read during the virtual ceremony, the slideshow will recognize and honor each individual graduate. Slides are available for download and are alphabetized by last name.

NOTE: The names listed in the GradSlideshow are not an official listing of degree recipients. Only those students who have completed all degree requirements by May 18, 2020, appear in the GradSlideshow.

Tobin College of Business GradSlideshow

Ceremony Program

Click here (PDF) to view the Ceremony Program. 

Message from the Dean

Dear M.B.A. and M.S. Graduates, 

On behalf of the faculty at Tobin, I congratulate you on this special day! 

We understand the dedication and hard work required for you to complete your business degree. Today is a celebration of your accomplishments. 

This has been a unique semester, as we have witnessed nearly every industry disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the disruption, we have also seen innovation and compassion, as we have learned to appreciate and honor new heroes in our society—individuals who give of themselves to enrich the souls and lives of others.

Remember that with great challenges come great opportunities. Find the silver linings and turn them into gold. Find a way to make a difference in the lives of people you know—and in the lives of those you have yet to meet. I hope you strive to be an active global citizen and an inspiration for others—a true sign of leadership.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
—Winston Churchill 

I wish you much success in both your personal life and career. 

Norean Sharpe

Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.
Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair
Professor of Decision Sciences
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business