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School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) Graduation

Saturday, May 17, 2014 4 p.m.

Pictures of Leffler Chapel and Performing Arts Center

Location: Leffler Chapel and Performing Arts Center

A reception will follow by Lake Placida.

Tickets are required.Graduates who have informed the School they will be attending commencement will receive five tickets to the ceremony. Tickets will be mailed to student's homes in mid-April.


May 14, 2014 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Leffler Chapel and Performing Arts Center

There will be a Commencement rehearsal on Wednesday, May 14  at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. You are strongly encouraged to attend. If you have class that evening, it is understood that you cannot be there. There will be a mini-fair prior to rehearsal where graduates can check out items from the College Store, connect with Career Services and Financial Aid, and sign up to become part of the Elizabethtown College alumni network.

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Mini-Fair
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Rehearsal

The official graduation invitation will be mailed to you in the beginning of April.

Day of Commencement

  • Parking will be at a premium on and near campus. Campus Security will be directing traffic on campus.  
  • Photos by Island Photography – visit the Island Photography website at for information.
  • A reception immediately follows the ceremony.
  • FLOWERS: half-dozen roses with greens and colorful wrapping ($20), a dozen roses with greens and wrapping ($30).
  • Flowers available at 3 p.m. just prior to the beginning of the Commencement ceremony in the lobby. Quantities are limited, so plan to get your flowers early. Sorry, no advance orders.


Commencement Speaker

Edward MartinEdward Martin,
President and CEO of Blue Clay Ventures

In addition to his role with Blue Clay Ventures, Martin works with Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED talks, on the 555 Conference, a new initiative that brings together five global experts, five predictions of future patterns and five cities across the world. Martin serves as chief marketing officer of Zaycon Foods and chief marketing officer of Look ToThe Stars, a celebrity charity organization. He also is founder of Nexus Capital, a private impact investment firm.

He was elected to the board of the Peace Research Endowment, which focuses on academic and policy research and implementation as a means of reducing global conflict and is chair emeritus of the Association of National Advertisers Research and Measurement Council.

Martin has held key positions in top Fortune 500 organizations. He helped to lead new product innovation for the Kellogg Company, ran insights for all youth brands for Coca-Cola, headed the customer satisfaction and loyalty research process for Citigroup and was director of global consumer insights with Ford Motor Co. and was head of mobile marketing with the Hershey Co.

The 2014 Commencement speaker has served as an Executive in Residence at Georgetown University and was an adviser to the Millennium Project and to the ambassador from Uganda to the United States. He has served on advisory boards and in a number of advisory roles for The Pack Shack, The Health Store Foundation, Malaria Foundation, Health People in the South Bronx, Harvard AIDS Prevention Research Project, Look To The Stars and Chamber of Commerce BCLC. He was co-chair of the Parade All American Volunteering Initiative at the White House.

Martin served as an adviser to the State Department and to USAID on the Global Diaspora Initiative. He served on the executive board of the Congressional Coalition For Adoption Institute, working with members of Congress and the Senate to shape policy to best fulfill the needs of children around the world for "forever families." He is, perhaps, best known for pioneering global "business to cause" win/win models which drive profit and growth for companies in ways that also support initiatives around poverty, health, education and the environment.

Originally from Detroit, Mich., Martin received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Dearborn and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wayne State University in Detroit.  He and his wife, Joan, have one daughter and live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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