This year’s exuberant ceremony, held on May 13, honored Master of Business and Science (MBS) program graduates from October 2020, January 2021, and May 2021, followed by an “afterparty” via gather.town. Emceed by executive coach Kathleen Cashman-Walter, MBA, PCC, the evening was buzzing with excitement and joy! This year’s graduates crossed the finish line of their MBS education with honor and plenty of congratulatory messages from the instructors who have guided them in their MBS journeys.
- Dr. Richard Novak, vice president of Rutgers’ Division of Continuing Studies,
- Dr. Deborah Silver, executive director, Rutgers Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program / Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree.
- Dr. Beth Ann Murphy, academic officer and MBS Life Sciences concentration coordinator
Matt Watson MBS'18 and Vishwa Shah MBS'17
Executive coach Abbe Rosenthal, MA, PCC then honored each graduate, name by name.
Meanwhile, the fun, festive, MBS padlet (feel free to post your messages at any time!) was blowing up with posts. In summary, the evening was fantastic, with two very unique and innovative celebrations that reflected the all-out vibrancy and ingenuity of this year’s graduates.
WELL DONE, GRADUATES!!!! And CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS - Of course, the ceremony could not have been spectacular without the huge behind-the-scenes efforts of (in alpha order): executive coach and gather.town guru Alycia John, MA, LCOP; Rob Kadel, Ph.D., associate director, Rutgers Professional Science Master’s program; Vicki Pasigos, MBS program manager, admissions and course-scheduling-and-creation guru; Regina Ribaudo-Dougherty, business specialist and superwoman; and Debbie Sclafani, administrative assistant and all-around superstar; Caroline Thorpe MBS'20 (yeah!!), --graphic & UX designer / web designer extraordinaire / marketing and social media liaison; as well as Kimberly Berry, MBS graphic/UX design intern; Keith O'Donnell - IT superhero, trouble-shooter tech wizard,and Talia Sclafani -whose all-around assistance is matched only by her talent and versatility.