In four sunshine-filled days across six ceremonies, degrees were conferred upon more than 3,200 members of the Class of 2015 during Rowan University’s first-ever Commencement Week, May 12-15.
In a passionate address to graduates of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2006 alumna Ashley Abdullah implored the graduates to find their mission, be there for the people they love, and think of difficulties they face as building blocks to success. Also at the ceremony, Glassboro Mayor Leo McCabe received an honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree.
When Rowan University Student Government Association President Joe Chen addressed the William G. Rohrer College of Business Class of 2015 during commencement ceremonies on May 15, he was speaking to his own. And what he had to say no doubt made professors who taught the human resource management major proud.
In a rousing address that masterfully paid homage to Rowan University’s profound growth from the Glassboro Normal School—a teachers’ college—to a comprehensive public research institution, U.S. Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks got down to basics when she talked about the impact teachers, counselors and educational leaders have on students.

“Be critical, ignore criticism.”

So said Ken Tucker, and he ought to know.

Jack Annunziato, of Manalapan, NJ, called it “a phenomenal day.”

You can see Commencement 2015 here

The engineers graduated today, the scientists, the computer programmers, the math whizzes, the psychologists, the athletic trainers and more—the people who will invent medical devices, uncove

Members of Rowan's Class of 2015 received the star treatment during the third Senior Sendoff, presented by the Division of Student Life and the Office of Alumni Engagement.
She worked full-time for nine years with engineering consulting firms and obtained her Professional Engineer license in New Jersey, but decided to leave that behind and pursue something that she was passionate about.


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