2012 MET Commencement Highlights

There were many highlights throughout MET’s Commencement ceremonies. This page includes a short video of memorable moments, a list of those who won this year’s awards, and a photo gallery.

“A good person is one who seeks to make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. Your degree, and the intellectual foundation that you have built in your time here at Metropolitan College, have prepared you well to make that difference—in short, to be that good person.”

The Honorable Albert Diaz, Commencement Speaker

Honors and awards were given out at the 2012 MET Convocation Ceremony. The day was highlighted by an inspirational speech by Judge Albert Diaz (MET’93). Visit MET’s YouTube Channel for more videos of the event.

Awards 2012

Undergraduate Certificate of Achievement

Joan C. Lacey

Excellence in Graduate Studies Awards

  • Martin Chi, Actuarial Science
  • Michael Allain, Administrative Studies
  • Ana V. Cosmas, Advertising
  • Jennifer Grace Simmons, Arts Administration
  • Robert D. Barnes, Computer Information Systems
  • John Wallace Spencer III, Computer Science
  • David J. Fields, City Planning and Urban Affairs
  • Crystal Xaviera Boring, Criminal Justice
  • Erin Katherine Ross, Gastronomy
  • Theresa Jacobellis, Health Communication
  • William Payne, International Marketing Management

Roger Deveau Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

M. Michael Hadavi

Distinguished Alumni Awards

  • Claritza Abreu (MET’03), Service to Community
  • Andrew Morgenstern (MET’94), Service to Profession
  • The Honorable Albert Diaz (MET’93), Service to Profession

We conducted a Q&A with each of our 2012 Distinguished Alumni, who shared their unique and inspiring stories.