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Clairissa Dawson

Aschlyn Dawson, congratulations. We are so very proud of all of your accomplishments. You will be an amazing nurse. Love mom and dad

Parent 05/09/2021

Laura Frey

Congratulations Aaron, I am so proud of you and the man you have become. Continue to work hard and you will be able to achieve all your dreams. Love you, Mom

Parent 04/26/2021

Ali Alzahrani

Very happy and proud of you my lovely daughter. Wishing you all the best in your future. May Allah bless you and guide you in the best safe, prosperous and peaceful path. Your Father. Ali

Parent 08/16/2020

Khadijah Zahrani

♥️♥️♥️I am proud of you, my dear sister

Parent 08/15/2020

Patricia Obas

This is a blessing that our Daughter Patricia Obas is graduating from the university first in the family and l pray that God will continue to protect her on new journey in life. Congratulations Daughter and the whole class of "2020."

Parent 08/14/2020

laurie sanzaro

CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2020 SCSU graduates, especially our son, Matt Sanzaro! We are so incredibly proud of you! With love, Mom, Dad & Anthony Congratulations Matt Sanzaro, so incredibly proud of you! Best and the Class of 2020!! Best of Luck to you all in your future!

Parent 07/28/2020

Alyson Gontarski

Congratulations to our beautiful daughter. Your hard work and steadfast determination has brought you to where you are today. We are so very proud of you and the way you change the world in every aspect of your life. Love you so much!! YOU DID IT!!!!!!

Parent 06/12/2020

Amy Cabaniss
Adjunct Faculty, Business Ecology & Sustainability, School of Business, MBA Program

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Best wishes for continued success in achieving your goals!

Faculty / Staff 06/06/2020

Joseph Moffo

Congratulations Joe, we are so proud of you! It was a struggle at times between working and commuting, but you never gave up. Wishing you all the best in the future! We love you very much❤️ Mom, Dad, and John

Parent 05/31/2020

Lynn Booth

Congratulations, Deboria. We are proud of you. We all know college is a struggle and it seems like the end is never in sight. Not only do you have a full time job but you finished college as well. Aunt Lynn, Uncle Jr. and Luke

Parent 05/27/2020

Jake Booth

Congratulations, Jake. I know it was a struggle at times. However, you never gave up. I am very proud of you. Love always, Mom

Parent 05/27/2020

Robert Forbus
Professor, Marketing

To all our Southern undergraduates and graduates who are members of the class of 2020: Congratulations upon reaching successfully this milestone in your journey; and, best wishes for having a highly productive and fulfilling future in your journey beyond Southern.

Faculty / Staff 05/26/2020

Delilah Acosta

Class of 2020, you are all models of diligence during this difficult time. Congratulations and continued success in all that you do.

Parent 05/25/2020

Lynn Booth

Congratulations, Jake! You did it! We are so proud of you! All the trials and tribulations you overcame made you into the man you are today. From myself, Dad, Luke, and Luna, Congratulations once more! We love you.

Parent 05/25/2020

Lynn, Frank, Luke, Luna Booth

Congratulations, Jake! You made it! We are all proud of you and accomplishments. All previous trials and tribulations you overcame have led you to where you are today. Congratulations once again! Class of 2020!

Parent 05/25/2020

John & Marianna Rivers

Congratulations Jack Rivers on graduating with honors. We are so proud of you!! Go Owls Class of 2020! Love, Mom, Dad & Lainey

Parent 05/24/2020

Carol Stewart
Associate Professor, MGT/IB

Congratulations! Be proud of yourself and all of your accomplishments. To quote Mohandas Gandhi "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Faculty / Staff 05/23/2020

Zev Gottdiener

Fight the power of tyranny and oppression wherever you see them manifest and use your privilege to lift up the least among you.

Faculty / Staff 05/23/2020

Rosie Ziou
BA English 2019

"Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths."--Rumi You are the bravest, most brilliant, and truly inspirational class! Sending congratulations--you all change the world every day with your powerful hearts, minds, and souls! So so happy for all of you--you are beyond incredible!

Alumni 05/22/2020

Anna Rivera-Alfaro
Accounts Payable Coordinator, Accounts Payable

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Class of 2020, you have what it takes! Go out and make that change. Our world needs you! Congratulations!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Anthony Rescigno
Business Executive in Residence , School of Business

Congratulations to the Class of 2020. It’s a challenging time, but you are equipped to handle it. All the best and great success.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Khoa Nguyen
Assistant Professor, Finance

Dear Graduating Class of 2020, The journey of life brings both challenges and chances. May you carry your spirit to snatch the chances and beat the challenges. Congratulations on your graduation. May you live a proud life.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Russell Engel
Professor, Accounting

To all the 2020 SCSU graduates, especially the School of Business graduates, and even more especially (is that a phrase?), my wonderful Accounting students, I wish you a warm congratulations. You did it!!! Remember to use your excellent Accounting skills for good. I will miss you. Stay in touch.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Robert Kirsch
Professor, Accounting

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations! It has been my privilege to teach many of you in my Intermediate Accounting II. Despite the crazy circumstances of your graduation, I believe you are destined to achieve good things in life. All the best! Bob KIrsch

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

David Levine
Professor, Art

Students in the Class of 2020, What's that famous Minnelli/Sinatra lyric again? "If I can make it this year, I can make it any year" (close enough). Well, that sentiment applies to you! You have walked through fire, and come out stronger. Congratulations to you all on your splendid achievement!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Jia Yu
Assistant Professor, Economics

Congratulations to the class of 2020! You made it during this unbelievable time period. We are so proud of all of you! Graduation is just the beginning, and you are stars in the making. Shine On, Owls!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Debby Amendola
Secretary, Accounting & Marketing

Congratulations Class of 2020! To the Accounting & Marketing graduates it has been my pleasure assisting you. I wish you all the best in the future!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Jessica Powell
Associate Professor of Education, Curriculum and Learning

Congratulations to graduating class of 2020! Take a moment to soak it in and take pride in this accomplishment! I can't wait to see where your journey takes you next. Please stay in touch. We are wishing you all futures filled with love, joy, and compassion.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Jonathan Weinbaum
Associate Professor, Biology

Congratulations Class of 2020!!! Part of attaining a Bachelor's Degree or Graduate Degree, is showing your capability of dealing with whatever is thrown at you, and you have all shown that you can absolutely do that! Whatever comes next will be a piece of cake! Best of luck!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Isabel McEachern
Adjunct Instructor, English

Congratulations Peter McEachern, Summa Cum Laude, Psychology Honors, SCSU Class of December 2019 and to all Dec. 2019/May 2020 graduates especially those I taught in composition classes! Dress up and let your parents take pictures. This milestone is at least as important to them as it is to you.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Trish Regan
Assistant Director, School of Business Advising Center

Congratulations to all our most wonderful graduates in the SCSU School of Business!! We are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck on the next chapter of your lives. Special shout out to our own student worker the Christian Krysinski (MIS Major)!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Emma (Junhong) Wang
The Most Memorable Graduation, MKT

Congratulations to Class of 2020! We are so proud to witness how you survived these unprecedented challenges with your perseverance and excellence, and came to this important moment today, which will be carved into your life. It is your time to make a difference in this world! Good luck!---Emma

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Jane DeLuca
Secretary, MGT/IB and MIS

Congratulations Class of 2020 business grads! You did it in spite of the tremendous challenges you faced this spring!! We will always remember COVID 19 and the way you rose above it. All the best. Keep shining!!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Janet Phillips
Professor and Chair, Accounting

To the class of 2020, you are an absolutely amazing group of the most engaged and determined individuals ever. I feel certain that you are going to succeed in whatever you do and will go forward making us proud to know you. Best of luck to you all!!!!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Joan DeMorro
Administrative Assistant, School of Business

Congratulations on your well deserved success! Your hard work has been rewarded! Best wishes and much success in all your future endeavors!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Debi Tkacs
Secretary, Communication Disorders
Public Health, 1996

Congratulations to all of our graduates! Your strength and perseverance have led you to this amazing accomplishment. Best of luck to all of you as you move on to another exciting adventure!!

Parent Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/22/2020

Joan DeMorro
Administrative Assistant , School of Business

Congratulations on your well-deserved success! Best wishes in all your future endeavors!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Ellen Durnin
Dean, School of Business

Congratulations to each and every one of the graduates of the Class of 2020 at SCSU. We are so proud of your accomplishments, and want to hear about your next steps. Stay connected and reach out to us for assistance as you navigate your way through the job market. CONGRATS!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Patty Conte
Internship Coordinator, School of Business

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations to our AMAZING students! We are so very proud of you!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Robert and Carole Hans

Congratulations to our son Andrew!! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments. Continue to work hard to make a difference in this world. It is already a better place because you are a part of it. We love you, Mom and Dad ❤️🎓

Parent 05/22/2020

Wnnifred Morgan
Adjunct Professor, Math

Congratulations Class 2020. Best wishes for success in your future career paths. To all the mentors who worked with me, thanks for the support and reassurances you provided to those "math intimidated" students. Your services were most appreciated. Have a great summer.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Amy Grotzke
Program Coordinator, School of Business

I have had the privilege of working with some of you through the Business Success Center and the Women's Leadership Program, and I could not be more proud of your grit and adaptability. These are traits that will be the keys to your success as you begin your careers. Congratulations!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Jessica Kenty-Drane
Professor, Sociology

Phew! That was close! Class of 2020 - So very proud of you all. You balanced school with your many other obligations for 4 (or more) years! We expect great things from each and every one of you! Please know that SCSU has your back forever more. Stand proud!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Karen Murphy

Congratulations to my daughters Meghan And Jillian Murphy. Your accomplishments speak for themselves. I am very proud of you both. I wish you success in all you do.

Parent 05/22/2020

Terri Bennett
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020! Good luck to all of you as you go out and make a difference in the world and in our state. A special shoutout to the Math majors that I have had the pleasure of teaching and advising.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Yarelis Canales
Graduate Intern, New Student and Sophomore Programs
Social Work, 2017

We are so proud of every single one of you. No matter what you’ve studied, take all of your love, compassion, and humility, and use that to better our communities. We wish you the best of luck – the southern community is always here to support you and congratulations!

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/22/2020

jen Ruggiero
Assistant Registrar, Registrar's Office

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Best of luck to you all on your future endeavors!

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/22/2020

Chaitanya (Chat) Nigam
Adjunct Professor, Mathematics

Congratulations everyone, Keep it up positive energy. You all are future of our country. Stay safe and healthy and keep in touch. Thank you all. Professor Nigam

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Shirley Anderson
Administration Assistant, Library Services

Congratulations Class of 2020. It is my well wishes and blessings to all of you as you venture into the real world. May your experiences you learned at SCSU help guide you in all your future endeavors. All the best and make us proud!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Kathy and Lenny Bonn
Adjunct Spanish and Football Coach, WLL and Athletics

We are so proud of our seniors! Unsurprisingly, you showed strong character in handling the adversity of a pandemic to end your senior year. You have succeeded in reaching your goals and we feel honored to have helped you to get there. We wish you all the best! Go Owls!!

Parent Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/22/2020

Debbie, Tony, Tamia, Zariah Holland

Congratulations Asza! know that we are so proud of you. We knew you would keep pushing it & know your still not done. We are so thankful to call you our daughter, sister & auntie. May God keep directing you on the right path to success we ❤ you.

Parent 05/22/2020

Nichole Gleisner
Adjunct Professor, World Languages

Félicitations to all of the 2020 graduates! I am in awe of your remarkable perseverance in these extraordinary times. This moment will be a lifelong memory. We are so proud of all that you have accomplished, especially in the face of these recent challenges.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Peggy Kiraly

Congrats to all 2020 SCSU Grads and a special wish for my nephew Sean Simmons - Good Luck to you as you embrace a new chapter in your life. Congrats & Happiness Always!!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Maria Diamantis
Professor, Curriculum & Learning

To all of my great students, CONGRATULATIONS! Stay healthy, stay happy! Be proud of your accomplishments, you make me proud of YOU! Dr. D.

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Louise Shaw
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Learning

Happy Graduation! Best wishes to all the SCSU graduates, especially those graduating from the Graduate Reading program. You have done an amazing job of successfully completing your own studies while tirelessly supporting the children you teach. Bravo!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Suzanne Huminski
Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!!! I am proud of you! Your path to graduation is an important set of accomplishments showing your strength, resilience, and endurance. Utilize what you've learned to help others. Lean on us when you need help. The SCSU community is here for you!

Faculty / Staff 05/22/2020

Roland Alonzi

Graduating seniors of SCSU: I didn’t get to walk either, as I had to take an additional semester of one class at Wesleyan University. This may be a bump in the road, but don’t let it take away from the four years of hard work and amazing memories. Congratulations!

Alumni 05/21/2020

Doris Marino

Congratulations on your achievements and reaching your goals. I wish you much success in continuing your education and/or starting your working career! BEST OF LUCK to you!!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Jermaine Wright
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs

Congratulations class of 2020, you made it! I am proud of every single one of you and I look forward to seeing how you will make an impact in the future. We need your innovation, creativity, skills, and compassion now more than ever.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska
Professor., Philosophy (Emerita/Adjunct)

Congratulations! You know now that you are stronger, smarter, better than you thought you were. You are ready for life. Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska, Professor Emerita and Adjunct, Philosophy

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Jill Rispoli
Head Softball Coach, Athletics

Congratulations Class of 2020! Be fearless, live the life you've imagined!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Deborah Puglia
University Assistant/ Adjunct Faculty, Special Education
Special Education, 1976

I offer my sincerest congratulations to the Class of 2020 on your graduation! You have accomplished what you set out to do in these unprecedented times and as a result will be stronger and more resilient as you move on into the future.

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/21/2020

Angie Alston

So proud of you. Keep striving and doing your best. Never let anyone steal your joy. Love you. Mom

Parent Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Barbara Cook
Associate Professor, Communication Disorders

Kudos to you all! You have persevered and achieved greatness during a challenging time! I wish you all the best as you move forward to make a difference in our world and the lives of others! Be the change and good will flow from your work!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Alyssa Santiago
Residence Hall Director, Residence Life
Elementary Education, 2018

Congratulations to all of you graduating! Be proud of how much you have accomplished. Continue to work hard in your next journey and never forget that Southern will always be your home!

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/21/2020

Cheri Ehrlich
Assistant Professor of Art Education , Art

Way to go Class of 2020! I'm so proud of art education students Kayla Benedetti, Rachel DaCunto, Jonathan Geraldino, and Gina Ricco! Go forth and share your creativity and passion for the arts and learning with your own students and communities. I wish you all the best!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Rosalyn Amenta
Assistant to the Dean, Office of the Dean of Students

Congratulations on graduating during one of the most challenging times in recent history! You did it! You have made us proud! May your lives be filled with all the joys and blessings that life can offer. And come back for graduate school! Southern loves you! With affection, Dr. Rosalyn Amenta

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Elizabeth Hart

Congratulations SCSU Class of 2020! A special thank you to our graduates who work in the Math Emporium! Best of luck to you all!!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

KC Councilor
Assistant Professor, Communication, Media, and Screen Studies

Congratulations, Class of 2020. We are proud of you, and we can't wait to see what you get up to next. You have so much to contribute to your communities and to the world!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Meredith Sinclair
Associate Professor, English

Congratulations class of 2020 and good luck on the journey ahead! May you always look for joy and sunshine even in dark days. You will make the world a better place.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Tracy Tyree
Vice President, Student Affairs

Congratulations, Class of 2020! I am excited to celebrate this milestone with you! It is no small feat to have completed your degree, especially with the disruption of the last few weeks. Southern is better because you have been a part of us. Welcome to the alumni family!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Deborah Weiss
Faculty Senate President, CMD

Way to go class of 2020! All the best to you wherever your paths take you. It has been our privilege to have you as our students. It has been a unique, unforgettable last semester for you, and hopefully you will visit to bid farewell sometime in the near future.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Jodi Everett

Congratulations to my son, Dalton, on your graduation from Southern! I am so very proud of your accomplishment! May God bless you and your future endeavors! I love you! Love, mom

Parent 05/21/2020

Julian Madison
Associate Professor, History

Congratulations!!!!! For all the hard work you put in, this is well deserved. I am proud of you all.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Lisa Bier
Social Sciences Librarian, Buley Library

Congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates! We can't wait to see how you change the world! From the librarians at Buley Library

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Gary Morin
Chairperson, Health and Movement Sciences

Congratulations to everyone from Health and Movement Sciences. Whether your degree is Athletic Training, Exercise Science (Physical Education & Human Performance), Respiratory Therapy, or in School Health, we wish you all the best in your future!! Please keep in touch!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Greg Bernard
Organizational Communications, 2004

As Alumni Director, I'm extremely proud to welcome you to the alumni family! The challenging times that you have faced will only build your resiliency, resolve, and strengthen your connection with your fellow classmates at SCSU, and around the globe! #SouthernStrong

Alumni 05/21/2020

Angela Ruggiero

Congratulations to all of Southern's graduating owls! Life, school, work, Covid, lots of decision-making along the way, you are ready for anything! So excited that you are receiving this degree. What a great accomplishment! Go Owls!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Lew DeLuca
Financial Literacy Coordinator, Financial Literacy & Advising

Congrats and wishing you financial success in your future! Happy to assist with any money questions that may arise as a Southern alum.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Tess Marchant-Shapiro
Associate Professor, Political Science

I love teaching at Southern because of all the amazing students here who want to devote their professional lives to improving their community. Your hard work makes my job a joy--thanks! And good luck in the future. You are going to change the world for the better.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Deborah Carroll
Chair, Psychology

We are so proud of all of our graduating seniors! Although we cannot celebrate with you in person, please know that we are celebrating you in our hearts!. May your experiences at SCSU guide you in your future endeavors and in making the world a better place!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Kyle O'Brien
Assistant Professor, Social Work

Class of 2020 - let your legacy of graduating during unprecedented times carry you through your next steps and future careers as a class who is resilient, determined, motivated and who persevered! No doubt you will make SCSU proud. Keeping shining!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Kristie Rupp
Assistant Professor, Health and Movement Sciences

Congratulations Class of 2020!!!! I know your celebration may look a little different than planned, but, one way or another, I hope you are able to celebrate your hard-work and accomplishments with friends and family!!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Assistant Professor, Management/IB

Graduation is never the end of learning. Continue to fly with confidence and resilience as proud Southern Owls.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Shermaine Edmonds
Advisor, Caribbean Student Association

Congratulations to the graduating members of the Caribbean Student Association, Class of 2020! Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. I am very proud of you. Endless Love, Mama Sherms

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Kelvin Rutledge
Director, Career & Professional Development

Cheers to the Class of 2020 for making it to this incredible milestone! As you all begin your new journey, remember that you all have grown into the people who are ready to take on new challenges and become the innovators we need. Congratulations and best wishes!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Nicoll Duarte
Public Health 2007

Congratulations class of 2020! This is an amazing accomplishment in your life. Wishing you all of the best in the time to come !

Alumni 05/21/2020

Curt Lovelace
Political Science, 1970

Congrats from a fifty-year alum class of 1970.

Alumni 05/21/2020

Anthony Di Pietro
Adjunct Professor, WLL

No matter what the adversity might be when you want to attain a specific goal you only need the mind set to achieve it all. Congatulations!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Erin Larkin
Associate Professor of Italian, World Languages and Literatures

You have shown such determination and optimism this semester. We celebrate you and all of your hard work! Stay in touch, come visit us next year and be safe. Auguri a tutti i nostri studenti!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

SCSU MFT Class of 2020
Marriage and Family Therapy

Congratulations! To a cohort of hard-working, life-altering, dedicated, and magical group of new family therapists! May you be the change, may you heal and protect, and may you be the harbingers of peace and love in this sometimes chaotic world. Get it! JL

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Andrea Carlino
Academic Advising Center

Dear Giavanna, Johanna, Daejohnn and Christian, Congratulations on your Graduation Class of 2020!! Thanks for being part of the advisement team. Wishing you a lifetime of success and happiness!! Sending you a virtual hug. I will truly miss you. Love, Andrea

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Ankur Kumar
Associate Director, University Access Programs (UAP)

Seniors, we celebrate your focus, determination, and learning agility as you persisted towards this momentous achievement of earning your college degree. Congratulations and please stay connected with your family here at Southern!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Kevin Doyle
Political Science, 2019

Congratulations Class of 2020, You did it!!! It is now your turn to make a difference, in your community, and carry on the legacy of SCSU throughout the country! Never stop learning, continue to stay strong, and always remember these two words GO OWLS!!!!

Alumni 05/21/2020

Peggy Weiler
Library Technician, Buley Services

To my Grandson Joseph, and all of the 2020 graduates of SCSU, congratulations! Your achievements during this trying time are impressive. If you endure all future hardships like these past few months, you will be fine, and successful! Congratulations!!

Parent Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/21/2020

Andrea Carlino

Congratulations on your graduation Madison Zimmerman!! Class of 2020! I am so very proud of you. Best wishes for success in the future. Love, Auntie

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Sandip Dutta
Professor, Finance

This is probably not how you folks thought you would end college. But please now that we, the members of the faculty who taught you folks, are so proud of each one of you! We are all so glad to have played a part in your lives. Best wishes!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Rachel Cunningham-Exavier
Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development

Congratulations to the class of perseverance. I understand that it has been difficult considering the circumstances. However, the strength that you have displayed is proof that you are ready to overcome any obstacle. In that same spirit demolish all of your goals and aspirations. You Got This. Congratulations!!!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Tiffany Johnson
English and Studio Art, 2009

Congratulations on your journey from Southern and the continued journey after. I give you patience, endurance, strength along with love. Be kind and humble.

Alumni 05/21/2020

Rose DeSiena
Simulation Coordinator, Nursing

Looking over the upheavals and challenges in your education as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, I applaud all of you in your perseverance shown to achieve your goal to receive a BSN. Flexibility is exactly what is necessary to be an effective nurse. Congratulations!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Carrie-Anne Sherwood
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Learning

Congrats, Seniors! You did it!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Sharon Misasi
Professor, HMS

Congratulations to the you all! Just remember my favorite saying: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think! Enjoy your next adventure!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Judy Terpstra
Professor, Special Education

Congratulations to all 2020 Graduates but especially to our Special Education students! Go out and be amazing teachers!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Renee Knight
Secretary 2, Economics and Finance

Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. You’ve put in the same hard work, learned and grown so much. We at Southern couldn’t be any prouder. Way to go, Grad!!!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Melissa Talhelm
Professor, English

Congratulations! The world beyond SCSU is waiting for you to do great things! Go do them!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Esteban Garcia
Associate Bursar

Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates! Specially to my #OLAS students #Latinos Do It With Ganas

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Mandi Kuster
Associate Director of Residence Education, Office of Residence Life

Congratulations class of 2020! You did it! Continue to persevere and pursue your goals, this too shall pass and the skies will be bright and sunny! You should be proud of all you accomplished! You got this! Go OWLS!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Kari Swanson
Assistant Librarian, Library Services
MLS, 1999

To all of the members of the class of 2020, congratulations on your achieving your goals and completing your programs during what is arguably one of the most challenging academic years in history. Your perseverance, dedication, strength and resilience are to be admired. Welcome to the alumni.

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/21/2020

Jacqueline Isabella
Secretary, History

It has been such a joy serving the Class of 2020. You will do wonderful things and I hope you let us know about them!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Robert Axtell
Professor, Health & Movement Sciences

Congratulations on your graduation! Your dedication and hard work have prepared you well for the next challenge in your life. Stay humble and kind as you move forward in your professional and family life.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Kim Lacey

Wishing much success to all of the SCSU graduates! Especially, those completing the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs! I am so excited for you to get out and continue on your journey as leaders advancing the profession of nursing! Congratulations!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Jennifer Hudson
Associate, Faculty Development

Congratulations, Class of 2020! You rose through the challenges of this unique time in our history and you will continue to rise in the new chapter ahead. Be proud of all you have accomplished. Live each day to its fullest. Find joy. Spread love. Congrats!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Jaime Alexander
Assistant Registrar, Registrar's Office
Sociology, 2007

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You have all worked very hard to achieve your well-deserved success! Best wishes to you all for your next adventure.

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/21/2020

Nicholas Gleifert
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

You did it! The sky is your limit. Spread out your owl wings and soar high. Congratulations! Go Owls!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Barbara Kagan
Graphic Designer, Integrated Communications & Marketing

Dear 2020 Graduates: You have all been brilliant, remarkable, adaptable, resilient, and creative during these challenging times. We are so proud of each and every one of you, and know you all have amazing futures ahead of you! Go Owls!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Andrea Jones
Financial Analyst, FInance
BA '75 Psych, MS '76 Ed Research

To the entire Class of 2020: go out into the world and share your knowledge, strength, and vision. You are the future and we need you if we are to create a better world for all. Best wishes for a bright future! We love you. XO

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/21/2020

Karyn Watts
Secretary, Political Science

Well done, Class of 2020! I will miss our Political Science graduates. Please stay in touch, and come back to visit us!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Brett Santo

Remember, Neil deGrasse Tyson said, "It's the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That's what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments." Congratulations and continue to learn everywhere you go!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Sandra Bulmer
Dean, College of Health and Human Services

I celebrate with you at this very special time. You have earned a degree from SCSU that will now become part of your personal story and communicate to the world that you have the ambition, grit, and perseverance to overcome challenges and accomplish your goals. CONGRATULATIONS!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Patrick Dilger
Director of Communications, Integrated Communications & Marketing

Hi Class - you're a resilient, determined group and all that you've been through this semester will just make your accomplishment all the sweeter in years to come. Congratulations to all of you...and just think, no more Patrick Dilger emails (though you'll seriously miss those snow closing announcements!)

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Daniel Swartz
Professor, Health & Movement Sciences

Congratulations to the entire class of 2020! To the Physical Education graduates - I am so proud of all of you! It has been my pleasure working with you over the last 4 years. Always remember: "I am the key - I light the fire!"

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Julianne Fowler
Pre-Award Services Coordinator, Sponsored Programs and Research
MS in English, 2017

Congratulations to everybody on overcoming so many challenges this semester and making it to the finish line! You should all be very proud of yourselves and your accomplishments; SCSU has been lucky to have you, just like it will be lucky to count you as alumni.

Faculty / Staff Alumni 05/21/2020

Kate Stoddard
University Assistant, School of Graduate and Professional Studies

We will really miss our graduate student workers, and wish them great success in their life after SCSU!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Elizabeth Seccareccia
Housing Assignment Coordinator , Residence Life

Congrats, you did it! Special shout out to James, Nicole, Kennan, Tyler, Luis, Alexis, and Jarod. So proud of you all!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Jess Gregory
Associate Professor, EDL

While your graduation looks different, your success doesn't! Whether you are entering the unique-looking workforce or pursuing further education, be owl-mazing! A special thanks to everyone graduating from the college of education, times are challenging now, but that just highlights the need for even stronger educators and leaders! Thank you!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Angela Todaro-Kraszewski
Director, Office of Educational Services, College of Education

Congratulations Class of 2020! Wishing you all the best for your future. May you find health and happiness in all that you do.

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Nora Anderson
Hall Director, Residence Life

So unbelievably proud of what you have accomplished! Can't wait to see where you go next! "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all!"

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Rachel Jeffrey
Assistant Professor , Biology

Congratulations class of 2020! We are all so excited and proud to have been a part of your extraordinary work here at SCSU!!

Faculty / Staff 05/21/2020

Kate & Al Wells

John Wells #88 We are so proud of you! Your hard work in the honors college, football field & graduating with an amazing GPA! Your love of history & natural teaching ability will make you an asset to any school!

Parent 05/20/2020

Sarah Bender

Congratulations Sarah Bender and the OZP sisters on St. James. The sky is the limit. Best wishes to you all!!

Parent 05/20/2020

Elissa Light

Congratulations to our son Christopher and all the SCSU graduates of 2020!! Definitely not how you expected the year to end but you made the best of it!!! Congrats on becoming an SCSU alumni we are so proud of you!!!

Parent 05/20/2020

Alvaro & Bibiana Dedios

Dear Samm, Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. You’ve put in the same hard work. You’ve learned and grown so much. And we couldn’t be prouder! Te amamos princesa 🎓🎉🍾

Parent 05/20/2020

Elizabeth Pluchino

Congratulations Ella Piekarz! Deans List 2020 graduate in Public Health! Graduating in 2020 just when we need you!

Parent 05/20/2020

Liz Pluchino

Congratulations Jake Wyatt Pluchino! Deans List, BME, Great memories at my Alma Mater! Onward, stronger through 2020, a year we will all remember.

Parent 05/20/2020

Dionne Silver

We are so proud of you Rachel Silver! Congrats on getting your Bachelors Degree! We love you so much, 🌷💙🌷

Parent 05/20/2020

Laurie Rubino

Congratulations Sean Rivera! Always follow your dreams. We are so proud of you. Can’t wait to see your name up on the big screen. Love Mom, Cheech, Mimi and Ryan