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On Thursday May 12, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business hosted a graduate celebration reception at Matthews Arena. The room was filled with decorative backdrops, school pride, and high spirits amongst the graduates and their guests.

The event featured words of congratulations from Interim Dean Emery Trahan and Board of Trustees Member Alan McKim.

Interim Dean Emery Trahan delivers remarks to the graduate Class of 2022.
Board of Trustees Member Alan McKim delivers remarks to the graduate Class of 2022

The celebration continued with, Associate Professor, Marla Bakserville, being awarded the D'Amore-McKim Graduate Teacher of the Year Award. Baskerville was nominated by her students for this recognition.

Interim Dean Emery Trahan presents Associate Professor Marla Baskerville, with her award.
Interim Dean Emery Trahan and Associate Professor Marla Baskerville pose for a celebratory photo.

Graduates pose for photos!

Graduates pose for a photo infront of a floral backdrop.
Graduate poses for a photo in front of the university seal.
Magda Drici, her family, and Associate Teaching Professor William A. Lovely III show their D'Amore-McKim pride.

View the video recap of the graduate celebration posted to our Instagram, here.

Commencement day arrives!

Festivities continued with the graduate commencement cermony taking place the next day, Friday, May 13. The graduate commencement student speaker was Aniyah Smith, MBA'22. Aniyah is the founder and CEO of Push Beauty, a venture she debeuted at the Husky Startup Challenge. Aniyah addressed her classmates, sharing words of encouragement and affirmation.

Aniyah Smith, graduate commencement speaker, addresses the Class of 2022. 5/13/22. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Excerpt from Aniyah Smith's commencement speech. Posted to Instagram 5/13/22.
Excerpt from Aniyah Smith's commencement speech.

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

05/13/22. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University