Gwynedd Mercy University’s Commencement Weekend Celebrates the Class of 2023

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Gwynedd Mercy University’s graduate and undergraduate Class of 2023 was celebrated at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks over the weekend.

On Friday, May 12 Gwynedd Mercy hosted the annual Baccalaureate Mass to kickstart Commencement weekend and bless the current graduating class.

The Distinctive Mercy Graduates were deeply touched by Graduate student speaker Roberta Slawinski, and Undergraduate student speaker Olivia Dobson, as they shared their personal stories and hopes for the future.

As they bid their final farewell to GMercyU and embraced their future as Distinctive Mercy Graduates, the Class of 2023 shared many smiles, laughs, and tears.

Graduate Ceremony

This year’s Graduate ceremony featured Dr. Evelyn Nuñez-Lebron as its Commencement Speaker. Dr. Nuñez-Lebron currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools in the School District of Philadelphia.

Prior to this role, she held various positions in the School District of Philadelphia including Chief of Schools, Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Teacher Coach, and teacher.

Dr. Nuñez-Lebron has a deep commitment to ensuring all students receive a high-quality education by working collaboratively, creating partnerships, and building relationships.

She obtained her Doctorate Degree from Gwynedd Mercy in Educational Administration and Supervision in 2017.

Undergraduate Ceremony

This year’s Undergraduate ceremony speaker was Valerie A. Arkoos.

Dr. Arkoosh is currently leading the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, recently appointed by PA Governor Josh Shapiro. Prior to this role, she served on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners for eight years, particularly as Commission Chair from November 2016 to January 2023.

Dr. Arkoosh played an integral role in Montgomery County’s fight against the pandemic, and her transparent leadership was praised by the county.

Learn more about Gwynedd Mercy University’s Commencement, including award winners and video stream on Gwynedd Mercy University’s website.

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