Commencement program will honor new Behrend graduates
The college will award 239 undergraduate and graduate degrees during a 2 p.m. livestream on Dec. 19.
Penn State Behrend will award 239 undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of the University’s fall 2020 commencement program. The Dec. 19 program will be virtual, due to continuing restrictions on public gatherings; a livestream may be viewed at https://fall2020.commencement.psu.edu/ beginning at 2 p.m.
A Behrend page with video messages and interactive tiles for individual graduates also will be available during the program.
As in other years, Behrend graduates will hear from Chancellor Ralph Ford, who recorded a video greeting to the Class of 2020. He will discuss the unique circumstances of this academic year, which included two periods of remote learning, and the perseverance of the students who are graduating.
The college’s faculty will be represented by Kathleen Noce, teaching professor of management information systems. She also recorded a video message to the new graduates.
At every Penn State Behrend commencement, the students with the highest cumulative grade-point average in each school are honored as student marshals. This semester’s marshals are:
Julianne Krahe, of Erie, will represent the Black School of Business. She earned a degree in finance.
Julia Cecchetti, of Erie, will represent theSchool of Engineering. She earned a degree in mechanical engineering.
Brittany Reinstadtler, of Pittsburgh, will represent the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She earned a degree in psychology.
Jessica Albach, of Erie, will represent the School of Science. She earned a degree in environmental science.
Congratulations to our new graduates. We are proud to welcome you to our #BehrendGrad family.