On Saturday, May 11, the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) administration, faculty, and staff gathered to congratulate its bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates. A hooding ceremony for master's degree candidates was held in the afternoon in Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, followed by an evening convocation ceremony for all candidates in the Carrier Dome. Family and friends joined in the celebration.
Dean Michael S. Tick presided over the ceremonies and addressed the graduates. At the master's hooding ceremony, Matthew Ringard G'19, who graduated from the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, gave the student address. At the convocation ceremony, remarks were given by keynote speaker and School of Art alumnus Chris Renaud '89, the Oscar-nominated director behind such box office hits as “Despicable Me,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” and “The Secret Life of Pets.” The student address was given by Janie Kahan '19, a film major in the Department of Transmedia and VPA Scholar. Closing remarks were given by Crystal Letona '19, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies who is also a VPA Scholar and University Scholar.