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Get Ready for Spring Graduation
Family Weekend 2011
Students Kick Off Day of Service
Seminars Link Students & Professionals
Success Begins on the Hilltop
Hilltopper Family Spotlight
Mark Your Calendar
April 2011

St. Edward’s Congratulates Our
2011 Spring Graduates

President of Carnegie Corporation to Speak at Commencement

Vartan Gregorian, PhD On Saturday, May 14, Vartan Gregorian, PhD, will address the 2011 senior class and their families and friends. Born in Iran of Armenian parents, he is the 12th president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the prominent grant-making institution dedicated to advancing education, knowledge and international peace.

Gregorian holds a bachelor’s degree and PhD in history and humanities from Stanford and has taught European and Middle Eastern history at a number of universities. He serves on the boards of Human Rights Watch, the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civil award.

Graduation Tips for Your Senior

Graduation is just around the corner. Help your senior get ready for this special event with these important reminders:

  • Stay on top of last-minute details with our handy graduation checklist.
    Download the graduation checklist (PDF)  »

  • Mark your calendar with these key dates for graduation events and deadlines, baccalaureate service and more.
    View graduation dates  »

  • Encourage your student to visit the Office of Career Services where our dedicated staff provides students and alumni with support and knowledge for career success.
    Learn about Career Services  »

  • Remind your senior to check the mail and e-mail for invitations to join our end-of-year graduation events and celebration parties.

Staying Connected

St. Edward's graduates The St. Edward’s University Alumni Association supports our graduates and connects them to more than 22,000 alumni around the world. All graduates are automatically enrolled in the Alumni Association when they join Hilltop.Connect, our free online alumni community. New alumni can also connect with the association on Facebook and Twitter. These online resources are ideal ways to stay connected to the hilltop, and keep university friendships and networks going strong.

Learn about the St. Edward’s Alumni Association  »

Seniors Support Future Hilltoppers

Every graduating class at St. Edward’s has the opportunity to make an investment in the education of future Hilltoppers — just like previous alumni of St. Edward’s have invested in the Class of 2011. Remind your senior about the importance of giving back through the Senior Gift Campaign. The campaign supports The St. Edward’s Fund, which provides vital scholarships and operating capital for each academic year. Join your senior in giving back.

Give to The St. Edward's Fund today


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