University of Findlay Commencement Ceremonies to be Held May 7

Posted on May 2, 2022

University of Findlay will hold commencement ceremonies for 2022 graduates on Saturday, May 7 in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex.

The graduating class of 2022 includes a total of 790 students, ranging from the age of 19 to 65, and has completed a total of 6 associate degrees, 419 bachelor’s degrees, 212 master’s degrees, and 168 doctorates.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. for the graduate commencement ceremony, with the formal procession to begin at 9 a.m. The undergraduate ceremony will be held in the afternoon. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the formal procession will begin at 3 p.m. Following each ceremony, graduates will participate in Findlay’s long-standing tradition of marching back through the Griffith Memorial Arch.

The ceremonies will be broadcast by UFTV on its YouTube Channel, UFTV Productions, and UF’s social media accounts, including a Facebook Live of the Griffith Memorial Arch processions.

Graduating students and their families are invited to the Commencement Brunch. The brunch, which will be served as a buffet, will take place in the Alumni Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost of the brunch is $18 for adults, $9 for children ages 6-12, children under 5 are free, and graduates are complimentary. Registration for the Commencement Brunch is required and can be completed online.

Pamela Beall ’78 will speak at the morning graduate ceremony for the graduating class of 2022. Beall retired as executive vice president and chief financial officer of MPLX GP LLC, an affiliate of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. She was elected to the Nationwide Board of Directors in 2021.

Pamela Beall

With an auditing and finance background, Beall has had a variety of leadership positions at Marathon and outside organizations, including roles in business development, corporate affairs, and global procurement. She is a licensed certified public accountant in Ohio (non-practicing), and she also serves on the board of directors of MPLX GP LLC, National Retail Properties Inc., the board of trustees of the University of Findlay, and is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs. She formerly served on the board of directors of System One Services, Inc. and Boyle Engineering. Beall earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Findlay and her master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University. She also attended the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Donna Carroll, president emerita of Dominican University, will speak at the afternoon undergraduate ceremony for the graduating class of 2022. In June 2021, Carroll retired at the conclusion of her twenty-seventh year as president of Dominican University, a comprehensive Catholic university of 3,200 students, located 10 miles west of Chicago.

Donna Carroll

She is the first lay president of the institution, which was founded in 1901 by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. In 1997, she led the academic community through a successful name change from Rosary College to Dominican University. Prior to her appointment at Dominican, Carroll served as Secretary of the University at Fordham University in New York, and Sr. Vice President, Dean of the College, and Dean of Students at Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. Carroll received her bachelor’s degree in English from Wellesley College, and master and doctoral degrees in higher education administration and counseling psychology from the University of Cincinnati. She is a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management. Carroll also writes and lectures on topics related to higher education, leadership, and vocation.

For more additional commencement details, visit the University of Findlay Commencement Information webpage: https://www.findlay.edu/offices/academic/commencement, or email the Office of Academic Affairs at schafer@findlay.edu


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