Elizabethtown College holds 110th Commencement
Elizabethtown College will hold its 110th Commencement Saturday, May 18, 2013. There are two ceremonies:
– Commencement ceremony for traditional students
Location: The Dell
Commencement speaker – Eboo Patel, President of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)
Patel holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. He is the founder of IFYC, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses. Both Patel and IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009. He was named one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009 by US News & World Report, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, an award given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. Patel is the author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation,” which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Patel served on President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
4 p.m. –
Commencement ceremony for Edward R. Murphy Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning (CCEDL) students
Location: Leffler Chapel & Performance Center
Commencement speaker- Jeffrey B. Miller ‘95, Vice President & Chief Security Officer of the National Football League (NFL)
Miller holds an associate degree from the University of South Florida, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Elizabethtown College, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as the FBI National Executive Institute. Miller retired in 2008, completing a 24-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police. He served nearly six years as the 18th Commissioner of the department, overseeing a complement of more than 6,000 enlisted and civilian personnel. As cabinet secretary, he was responsible for implementing crime and crash reduction strategies, anti-terrorism efforts and general policing practices. As Chief Security Officer for the NFL, Miller oversees all facets of security for the league including all investigative programs and services. He collaborates with law enforcement professionals both within the United States and abroad in working to secure NFL fans, players and venues.