Clayton Christensen to Serve as Graduation Speaker

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
SNHU Communications Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Gregg Mazzola                                                                             
Director of Communications                                                                                           

Southern New Hampshire University                                                               

603.629.4649                                                                                       
g.mazzola@snhu.edu                                                         

Clayton Christensen to Serve as SNHU’s 2009 Commencement Speaker

Manchester, N.H. (April 15, 2009) – Southern New Hampshire University will celebrate commencement on Saturday, May 16, at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students will begin at 11 a.m.; doors will open at 10 a.m.

Dr. Clayton M. Christensen, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, will serve as the commencement speaker and will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

COMMENCEMENT NOTES:

Time/Location: Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at the Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester, N.H.

Honorary Degree Recipients: Wesley McNair, a Maine poet, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters; Robert Finlay, a businessman, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business.

Number of Undergraduate Students:        
1,384 (Total undergraduate students who earned degrees in 2008-2009)
929 (Number of undergraduate students expected to attend the May 16 ceremony)

Number of Graduate Students:      
930 (Total graduate students who earned degrees in 2008-2009)
392 (Number of graduate students expected to attend the May 16 ceremony)

 

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