Order of Exercises

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Graduate Commencement & Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Musical Prelude

The Allentown Band
Ronald H. Demkee
Conductor

The Processional*

The Allentown Band
"Procession of the Nobles" from Mlada by Rimsky-Korsakov
"Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 & 4" by Elgar

The Invocation*

Reverend Lloyd H. Steffen
University Chaplain

National Anthem*

Led by Mark Andrew Schafer ’20 ’22G

Welcome

Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Greetings

Nathan N. Urban
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Graduate Student Remarks

Praveen Sreeramagiri ’22G

Introduction of the Commencement Speaker

Joseph J. Helble ’82
President

Commencement Address

Judith F. Marks ’84 ’13P
Chair, CEO & President of Otis Worldwide Corporation

Conferring of Degrees & Doctoral Hooding**

Nathan N. Urban
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
Interdisciplinary Programs

Remarks

Joseph J. Helble ’82
President

The Benediction*

Reverend Lloyd H. Steffen
University Chaplain

Alma Mater*

Led by Mark Andrew Schafer ’20 ’22G

The Recessional*

The Allentown Band
"Coronation March" from The Prophet by Meyerbeer
"Grand March" from Tannhäuser by Wagner

*Please stand

**It is important that your graduate’s name is pronounced correctly as they cross the stage today. To ensure pronunciation is on point, graduates had the ability to provide phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciations of their names through MarchingOrder software by April 29.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Monday, May 23, 2022

Musical Prelude

The Allentown Band
Ronald H. Demkee
Conductor

The Processional*

The Allentown Band
"Procession of the Nobles" from Mlada by Rimsky-Korsakov
"Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 & 4" by Elgar

The Invocation*

Rabbi Steven P. Nathan
Endowed Director of Jewish Student Life & Associate Chaplain

National Anthem*

Led by Joshua I. Venick ’22

Welcome

Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Greetings

Nathan N. Urban
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Student Remarks

Matthew J. Gunton ’22

Introduction of the Commencement Speaker

Joseph J. Helble ’82
President

Commencement Address

Judith F. Marks ’84 ’13P
Chair, CEO & President of Otis Worldwide Corporation

Conferring of Degrees**

Nathan N. Urban
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
Interdisciplinary Programs

Remarks

Joseph J. Helble ’82
President

Ringing of the Bell*

Oldrich Foucek III ’72 ’05P ’09P & Michael C. Hurst '22

The Benediction*

Rabbi Steven P. Nathan
Endowed Director of Jewish Student Life & Associate Chaplain

Alma Mater*

Led by Heather R. Keyser ’22

The Recessional*

The Allentown Band
"Coronation March" from The Prophet by Meyerbeer
"Grand March" from Tannhäuser by Wagner

*Please stand

**It is important that your graduate’s name is pronounced correctly as they cross the stage today. To ensure pronunciation is on point, graduates had the ability to provide phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciations of their names through MarchingOrder software by April 29.

For the Audience

  • Members of the audience are requested to stand as they are able as the academic procession enters and leaves Goodman Stadium.
  • Faculty ushers can be identified by their gold caps.
  • Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted in Goodman Stadium.
  • Access to the stadium field is not permitted during the ceremony.
  • Students and guests are kindly asked to stay in their seats until all degrees have been conferred.

About the Musicians

The Allentown Band is America’s oldest civilian concert band, with its first documented performance on July 4, 1828. The group plays in the John Philip Sousa tradition — indeed, many early members played in his band. Ronald Demkee has been Conductor of the Allentown Band since 1977. This year marks their 39th performance at Lehigh’s commencement ceremony.

Printed Program Information

A printed commemorative Class of 2022 Commencement program will be mailed in the summer to students with degrees awarded. This program will be an official representation of those who received a degree from Lehigh University. The program will include honors and names with degrees awarded in Summer 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022.

If you plan to walk in the Class of 2022 ceremony and your degree will be awarded in Summer 2022, Winter 2023, or Spring 2023, you will be printed in the Class of 2023 program. To obtain a copy next year, you will need to contact the Office of University Events at inuday@lehigh.edu or call (610) 758-4682.

Printed programs will be mailed to the mailing address students provided for their diploma. If you wish to change your diploma mailing address, please complete RAS's Diploma Address Update Form at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

A digital version of the Class of 2022 Commencement printed program will also be available on the Commencement website to view and download this summer.