Arcadia Celebrates 2020 Grad-AWAY-tion

By Caitlin T. Burns | May 27, 2020

President Nair

On the Arcadia 2020 Commencement website, graduates and their friends and family could hear from Provost Jeff Rutenbeck, President Ajay Nair, Board Chair Alison Aaron Madsen, Esq., ’85, and U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean, one of the 2020 Honorary Degree recipients. The site had over 3,200 visitors for grad-AWAY-tion, watching from as far away as the Philippines, China, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.

Alison Aaron Madsen, Esq., ’85

“You should be proud of what you’ve accomplished,” said Board Chair Madsen. “I welcome each graduate of the Class of 2020 into our alumni community. I’m proud to virtually stand beside each of you as alumni.”

Caitlin Joyce ’20

Jon McCoy ’20

“Everyone has a right to feel how they want right now, but I personally admire the effort the school has put into place to try to give us something positive to remember about these months,” said McCoy. “I don’t know where I’d rather be on Sept. 26.”

“Class of 2020, you are awesome,” wrote Dr. Angela McNeil, director of the Act 101/Gateway to Success program. “Congratulations on persevering through a pandemic to achieve your academic goals!”