Special Commencement Issue 2019
Lifelong learning is not only a privilege, but also a requirement to successfully navigate today’s competitive job market and politically-complex world, said award-winning author, columnist, and political analyst Jonathan Alter to graduates in his keynote speech.
Browse, download and share the scores of photos featuring students, their families, faculty, and staff that capture all the proud moments before, during, and after the Commencement ceremony on May 15.
More than 400 degrees were awarded during the May 16 ceremony in the Rec Center. Share the video and photos.
Marina Budhos, professor of English, Christian Holle, associate professor of psychology, and Susanna Tardi, professor of sociology, were honored as the recipients of the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards.
Andrew Massefski, Board of Trustees student representative and Honors College student who graduated with a double major in accounting and finance, has been named the 2019 “Outstanding Senior” by the University's Alumni Association.
WP's own graduates included many faculty and staff and their families who have earned their degrees who earned their degrees.
Alumni from the Class of 1969, when William Paterson was called Paterson State College, returned to campus for a 50th celebration. View photos at the link.
Along with his success as a leader in various campus organizations, the graduate is respected for his commitment to civic engagement.
Happy graduates share photos, videos, and memories about their big day on social media.
Commencement 2019 was featured in television, newspaper and radio news coverage with many reports highlighting Sandra and Katherinn Murillo, a mother and daughter who immigrated from Colombia and graduated together from William Paterson University. 
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