At the northern Delaware ceremony, held at the Baby Grand Theatre in downtown Wilmington, attendees were welcomed by Dr. Vickie Fedele, faculty coordinator of the Wilmington AAP campus. Featured speakers included Vice Provost Matthew Kinservik, who welcomed students and their families and urged the assembled graduates to follow their hearts as they make the decisions that will shape their futures. AAP Faculty Director David Satran thanked the students for the varied perspectives they have brought to the Wilmington campus and encouraged them to seek the counsel of others' diverse perspectives as they continue their educations and enter the workforce.
The AAP alumni address was given by Wisdom Mills-Owoo, a 2012 alumnus of the Wilmington campus who is now a software developer with J.P. Morgan Chase in Newark.
Other featured speakers at the Wilmington ceremony included Dr. George Watson and Dr. Doug Doren, dean and deputy dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, respectively; Dr. David Teague, professor of English at the Wilmington campus; and Steve Beattie, president of the UD Alumni Association. In addition to the official awards and honors presented during the event, Dr. Satran also acknowledged the UDairy Creamery Market's graduating student employees, who have been an instrumental part of the Market's success in its inaugural year.
The Baby Grand hosted graduates and their families at a reception following the ceremony (featuring, of course, UDairy Creamery ice cream). Congratulations to all of our graduates — the AAP is proud to be a part of your continuing success!