Commencement Ceremonies for UB Graduates, Undergraduates Set for May 23
May 9, 2019
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
A LIVE WEBCAST of UB's back-to-back Commencement ceremonies will be available shortly before each event begins. Check back here for the link on May 23.
The University of Baltimore will host commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate classes from the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences on Thursday, May 23 in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, adjacent to the UB campus.
For the graduate ceremony, beginning at 10:30 a.m., the speaker will be UB student Heather Hale, who will receive a master’s degree in criminal justice with a specialization in victims' studies, as well as certification in Trauma Informed Care. Hale is a member of the Nu Omicron Chapter Criminal Justice Honor Society, and has gained professional experience at UB's Schaefer Center for Public Policy, as well as with various agencies in the legal and criminal justice field. She plans to attend law school with the hope of becoming a civil rights attorney.
For the undergraduate ceremony, taking place at 2 p.m. that same day, the speaker will be UB student Zuleema Isaac, who will receive a bachelor's degree in philosophy with a minor in psychology. A Liberian-American who is committed to addressing injustices like mass incarceration and systematic racism, Isaac was selected into the University's Charles Hamilton Houston Program and through an internship at the Baltimore City District Court as a Court Navigator. She is also a recipient of the LSAT Award through the School of Law's Fannie Angelos Program.
At both ceremonies, UB President Kurt L. Schmoke will offer greetings to the graduating students and their guests, and also lead in the conferring of all degrees. At the undergraduate ceremony, President Schmoke will be joined by Gary Attman, representative of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, who will offer greetings on behalf of the board at the graduate ceremony. Zainab Ali will serve as UB Student Government Association representative at the graduate ceremony. Noah Johnston will serve as SGA representative at the undergraduate ceremony.
R. Thomas Crawford, MBA '91, chair of the University of Baltimore Foundation, will bring greetings from UB alumni to both events. UB Provost Darlene Smith, B.S. '78, MBA '80, will conduct the ceremonial turning of the tassels for both ceremonies.
Additional information about Commencement is available at www.ubalt.edu/commencement.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.