The celebratory toast launched the College’s virtual commencement events for this season. Serving as a precursor for the in person event set to take place in the fall, more than 75 attendees tuned in on Friday, May 1. The event began with a tribute slideshow featuring the graduating class of 2020 and with an introduction by Elaine T. White, assistant vice president and dean of students, who welcomed students and other attendees. 

This was followed by a toast by the College’s President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo who urged students that the relationships they’ve built, the support they’ve received and the network of colleagues and professional advisers continues on, even after their departure from Vaughn.

Board of trustees members, Ken Stauffer, Roderick Randall, Peter Vaughn, Craig McKinley, Katherine Posner and Joseph Werner were also in attendance to further celebrate the success of the graduating class of 2020. 

Ken Stauffer, board of trustees chair, also joined in on a toast congratulating students and encouraging them to go on and make the world a better place. 

Stephen DeSalvo, chief development officer, officially welcomed the graduating students into the vast network of the College’s alumni. The office of institutional advancement serves as the fundamental link to the College’s external relationships ensuring that all graduates feel connected to Vaughn even after graduation. 

The event continued with toasts from other faculty, staff, students and Student Government Association President, Wole Barnarde ‘22. 

Vaughn College will be hosting a virtual honors convocation event on Friday, May 8.