Graduating Class from Virginia Gathers Saturday for Commencement

May 19, 2011

Nearly 700 Virginians will receive degrees from Saint Leo University during a Saturday morning commencement ceremony to be held at Hampton University.

Graduating Class from Virginia Gathers Saturday for Commencement Saint Leo University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., will greet the degree candidates and present them with their diplomas. Joseph DeFilippo, Ph.D. (pictured), director of academic affairs and planning for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, will deliver the commencement address. A member of the class of 2011, Allen W. Nelson, who has earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, will speak on behalf of the graduating students.

Saint Leo University students graduating Saturday are coming together from a variety of continuing education centers in Virginia, located at U.S. Army bases at Fort Eustis and Fort Lee, at Langley Air Force Base, and at Naval Station South Hampton Roads. Students in several programs also have the option of studying online.

Ten different categories of academic degrees will be conferred, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The undergraduate degrees are: the Associate of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Social Work.  At the graduate level, the degrees include: the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in theology, the Master of Education; the Master of Science in criminal justice; the Master of Science in critical incident management; and the Master of Science in instructional design.