May 7, 2021
MCU started the commencement celebrations with a virtual ceremony on Friday, featuring pre-recorded video messages from President Brian Marcotte, Provost Ariane Schauer, Dean of Students Ryan Alcantara, Faculty Senate President David Draper, Educator of the Year and Librarian Jose Rincon, and Sister Antoine-Marie Baurier. A special congratulations to the 2021 valedictorian Carmen Zavala and 2020 valedictorian Landry Armstrong!
Traditional Ceremony (in person)
May 8, 2021
MCU celebrated the Class of 2021 and 2020 with an in-person prayer service and commencement ceremony. Father Paolo Garcia delivered a prayer service followed by an invocation from Sister Antoine-Marie Baurier, the presentation of student life awards by Vice President of Student Affairs Ryan Alcantara, the reading of candidate names by Provost Ariane Schauer and conferral of degrees by President Brian Marcotte.
Esprit Award & Legacy Award
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Be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date and stay connected through Mariner Career Connect or reach out to us at Alumni@marymountcalifornia.edu. We want to hear how you’re doing so we can celebrate your professional successes and invite you back to campus for alumni reunions, networking and other special university events. We also hope you will join us for opportunities to share your happy memories and success stories with prospective students and families, and donors, and perhaps volunteer as a mentor.
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Please refer to the enrollment and degree verification form to request a verification of enrollment status or a letter of completion confirming the conferral of your degree.
MCU is pleased to shine a light on a few of members of the Class of 2021 who graduated at the end of fall semester 2020. Click to see their photos and read their profiles.
Want to commemorate your virtual celebration? Missing campus? Check out these Zoom backgrounds for your next remote event, meeting or gathering. Click to download.
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