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Tomorrow We Celebrate Our Graduates – Maxwell Convocation 2017

Maxwell Convocation – Friday, May 12, 2017

Tomorrow we have the opportunity to take a moment, reflect on this past year and celebrate our graduates! Graduation ceremonies are the delightful reminders of why we do all that we can to help our students, apply, be admitted, arrive and succeed through their programs.  It is easy to get caught up in the day to day, petty problems, work day stress, etc and forget our real purpose — to help others be the best students they can be – so they can go out and make this world a better place! Graduate ceremonies allow us this time to slow down and celebrate.. and be grateful for being in the business of helping others be their best selves!  Our office will be closed a good part of the day so we can celebrate our graduates, meet their families and loved ones, and bask in the beauty of their accomplishments thus far.

Gladys McCormick will provide the keynote address at the Maxwell Convocation

The Maxwell Graduate Convocation will take place at 10 am in Hendricks Chapel in the SU Campus.

Our keynote will be delivered by Gladys Mc Cormick, assistant professor of history and co-recipient of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research.  A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Maxwell-Lincoln Courtyard.

We are excited for our many graduates and celebrate their achievement.  We cannot wait to see where their careers will advance them in the coming years.   Congratulations to all of our 2017 Maxwell Graduates !

Gladys Mc Cormick is a historian who concentrates on Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  McCormick teaches a wide array of courses on Latin America, political violence, and oral history methods, for which she was previously recognized with SU’s Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. She has co-directed the Documentary Film and History MA program (offered with SU’s Newhouse School) and now serves as interim director of Maxwell’s Program on Latin America and the Caribbean. And, given changing U.S. immigration policies, McCormick provides counsel and assistance to individual students, administrators, and faculty regarding U.S. policies to deport undocumented immigrants. She is a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on DACA/Undocumented Students, which will advise the Chancellor on strategies for assisting undocumented members of the Syracuse community. She was also elected recently to the History Department’s Executive Committee — “clearly demonstrating the high esteem that her colleagues hold for her,” according to department Chair Michael Ebner, who nominated McCormick for the Moynihan Award.  


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