Penn State Held Spring 2009 Commencement May 16
Penn State Mont Alto held its 2009 Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
In his opening remarks, Chancellor David C. Gnage noted, “Our founders would be pleased by the way the campus has grown in size and number of majors.” The first graduate of Mont Alto’s four-year degree program in Letter, Arts, and Sciences received his diploma at the commencement ceremony. Penn State Mont Alto currently offers associate degrees in eight areas and bachelor’s degrees in six majors.
Pennsylvania State Representative and a member of the campus’ Advisory Board, Todd A. Rock, provided the welcome to graduates. The commencement speaker was C. Gregory Hoover, an alumnus, member of Mont Alto’s Advisory Board and superintendent of the Greencastle-Antrim School District.
Dr. Gnage charged the graduates “to continue to dream, continue to learn, and go out there and do something remarkable.” Director of Academic Affairs Dr. Francis Achampong officially declared the academic year to be completed to conclude the Penn State Mont Alto 2009 Spring Commencement Ceremony.