St. Joseph's College Announces 95th Annual Commencement Speaker

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MAY 15, 2014 - St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that President S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D. will be the speaker for both of its annual commencement ceremonies. The Brooklyn Campus commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. The Long Island Campus Commencement will be held on Tuesday, May 27 at 3 p.m. at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 

One of the region’s most influential women, S. Elizabeth Hill, C.S.J., J.D., has been president of St. Joseph’s College since 1997. Since her inauguration, S. Elizabeth has overseen the expansion of two campuses, most notably the construction of a state-of-the-art Business and Technology Center and 24.8-acre premiere outdoor sports facility on the Long Island Campus, as well as a 44,000-square-foot athletic complex on the Brooklyn Campus. During her tenure as president, S. Elizabeth secured several large grants from the federal government, including the largest in the College’s history. Under her leadership, the College’s enrollment and range of academic offerings have continuously increased while tuition has remained consistently among the lowest in the New York metropolitan area. S. Elizabeth has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her leadership and lifelong dedication to the field of education.

Dedicated to St. Joseph’s College for 17 years as its president, S. Elizabeth Hill will retire from the position this spring. She will receive honorary Doctor of Arts and Humane Letters degrees at both commencement ceremonies. 

For more information, visit www.sjcny.edu/graduation.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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