CoB Celebrates Graduation 2014

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May 10, 2014, was a day of celebration as almost 800 students graduated from the College of Business and its affiliate program the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management.

Valedictorian Jordan Molnar counseled his fellow grads to become lifelong learners. He added, “We have the opportunity to carry on the JMU spirit like has been done decades before.” He ended his remarks with “Have fun today, be nice to each other, and congratulations.”  Click here to watch Molnar’s video.

Dr. Elias Semaan, faculty speaker and winner of multiple teaching awards, was next on the agenda.  He advised the graduates to ask themselves this question: “Have I been true to myself, and have I been demanding of myself?” To view Semaan’s video, click here.

Maribeth Herod, Chair of the College of Business Executive Advisory Council and SVP, Operational Risk, Bank of America, was the keynote speaker. She said, “Today you are graduating from one of the top business schools in the country.” She shared five tips to help the graduates achieve success in their careers:

  • Never stop learning
  • You need to have a network
  • Go for it
  • Create work-life balance
    • Prioritize
    • Delegate and outsource
    • Be totally in the moment
  • Be grateful

Click here to view Herod’s video.

To watch the complete lineup of speakers, click here. To view the Facebook album, click here.

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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