Commencement

about us

Commencement

about us

Campus and Community Events fosters a strong and productive relationship between Penn State and the greater University community. The department nurtures a feeling of pride and accomplishment among parents and students, centered on our management of all commencement ceremonies. For the University’s highly sought-after graduates, the ceremony is the culmination of years of hard work and achievement. We strive to ensure that all students understand the University’s commitment to their future.

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Barbara Meeker Ettaro

Barbara Meeker Ettaro

Director

Email: bxm7@psu.edu

Barb is responsible for managing campus and community events. Her responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies (seventeen annually) and the student and faculty/staff awards ceremonies.

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Franny Wales

Franny Wales

Administrative Support Assistant

Email: few107@psu.edu

Franny provides administrative and project support for the Director of Campus and Community Events. Throughout the year, she assists with 17 commencement ceremonies, select Office of the President events, award recognition ceremonies and Penn State’s United Way Campaign that raises millions of dollars annually.

Emily Fogel Conway

Emily Fogel Conway

Administrative Support Assistant

Email: eaf204@psu.edu

Contact me if you experience any technical issues with our website or online presence.

Emily collaborates with the Director of Campus and Community Events to promote events including commencement and award recognition ceremonies. Emily’s responsibilities also include developing and maintaining a web presence for Commencement at University Park.

If you have a general question about commencement, please send a message to the email address for Penn State Commencement.