On Friday, May 16, 2014, there will be a separate Baccalaureate Awards and Hooding Ceremony, Mass and reception to be held on campus. The Awards and Hooding ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in Hayes Auditorium, Grace Center. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held at 5 p.m. on the same day in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in Founders Hall, for all graduates and their guests. Following the Mass, a reception will take place in Smith Hall, which is located in The Academy (South Wing) of Founders Hall, on the second floor.
The 2014 Commencement Speaker is Eugenia Ulasewicz, global leader in the fashion industry and advocate for women’s issues, who will address graduates, their families, and friends at the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s 102nd Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 on the River Lawn of the College’s Riverdale campus.
Eugenia Ulasewicz is the former President of Americas Operations of the Burberry Group. She led company operations in North America and South America, overseeing retail, outlet, wholesale, e-commerce, licensing, and franchise relationships. Ms. Ulasewicz also served on Burberry's executive committee, which set the company's global strategic vision and addressed global business issues. She continues to serve as a non-executive director of the Burberry Foundation and as a director of Bunzl, a multinational distribution and outsourcing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Ms. Ulasewicz is a visiting professor in Fashion and Fashion Business at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Ms. Ulasewicz is a strong advocate for women’s issues. She is a Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Women In Need (WIN), an agency that supports homeless women in New York City, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Forum, Inc., a premiere organization advancing women’s leadership and achievement across many professional sectors.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.
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