Steve Forbes, John Feal and Andrew Jenks to address graduates at Commencement May 18

Steve Forbes, John Feal, Andrew Jenks
Steve Forbes, John Feal and Andrew Jenks
May 15, 2014 - More than 1,500 students will receive their degrees during three ceremonies at Quinnipiac's 83rd Undergraduate Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, on the academic quadrangle on the Mount Carmel Campus. A live webcast will be available during each ceremony.

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will be awarded an honorary degree and address the 603 students graduating from the School of Business and School of Communications at 9:30 a.m. Robert Porter, associate professor of finance, will read Forbes' citation and Steven McSpiritt, of West Windsor, N.J., will deliver the student address.

Raquel C. Doering, of Bayonne, N.J., will receive the President's Scholarship Award for having the highest grade point average in the graduating class. She also will receive the Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the School of Communications. Matthew R. Spader, of Cumberland, R.I., will receive the Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the School of Business.

John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation, will receive an honorary degree and address the 521 students graduating from the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing at 2 p.m. Dennis Brown, clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies, will read Feal's citation and Marissa Harper, of Glenwood, N.J., will deliver the student address.

Stephanie R. Duperre, of Chicopee, Mass., and Nicole K. Meringola, of Watermill, N.Y., will each receive the Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the School of Health Sciences. Danielle J. Giglio, of Middleton, Mass., will receive the Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the School of Nursing.

Andrew Jenks, the award winning filmmaker, will be presented with an honorary degree and address the 388 students graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences at 6 p.m. During the ceremony, Noel Kilkenny, consul general of Ireland in New York, and his wife, Hanora O'Dea, will be awarded an honorary degree. Kenneth Cormier, assistant professor of English, will read the citation for Jenks and Christine Kinealy, professor of history and director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac, will read the citation for Kilkenny and O'Dea. Steven Pflug, of East Brunswick, N.J., will deliver the student address.

Jessica M. Lehman, of Nashua, N.H., will receive the Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, call 203-582-8655.