Welcome to the Alumni Association, class of 2019
On Sat., May 18, Albright College conferred degrees on 395 students during its 160th Commencement ceremony. This year’s ceremony was the first to be held at Santander Arena, allowing for no restrictions on the number of attendee tickets.
Albright’s newest class of alumni consist of 289 traditional students, 99 students from the School of Professional Studies and seven Master’s degree recipients. They represent 12 states and six countries (including Canada, Columbia, Jamaica, Togo, Japan and Vietnam). In addition, 133 are honors graduates and 58 competed as student-athletes.
Graduating senior Angela Marie Turczyn provided the senior address while Jane Golden, founder and executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, was this year’s commencement speaker. After the conferral of degrees, Kathryn M. (Biehl) Crossley ’11, president of the Alumni Association Board, officially welcomed the Class of 2019 into the Albright College Alumni Association.
As is the tradition, 13 graduates of the class of 2019, were greeted by their alumni legacy family member after receiving their diploma.
- Erica Bross was greeted by her father Dr. Ronald Bross ’88
- Mark Burke was greeted by his wife Alison Burke ’17, daughter Hannah Burke ’16 and son Alexander Burke ’17
- Rebecca Davis was greeted by her father Dr. Gary Davis ’84
- Kristen DePalma was greeted by her mother Laura (Lang) DePalma ’86 and father John DePalma ’87
- Stavanna Donahue was greeted by her mother Patricia (Kraras) Donahue ’84 and uncle Chris Kraras ’69
- Katie Fetter was greeted by her mother Keri Fetter ’04 and her aunt Lisa (Fetter) Millward ’88
- Benjamin Foreman was greeted by his mother Heidi (Schaich) Foreman ’95
- Conor Hassard was greeted by his sister Danielle Hassard ’15
- Lindsey Hecker was greeted by her brother Collin Hecker ’14
- Alyssa Kates was greeted by her aunt Melissa (Sepnefski) Slinka ’01
- Amanda Noll was greeted by her sister Kayleigh Noll ’17
- Phillip Staehle was greeted by his mother Brenda (Overkott) Staehle ’84
- Katelyn Vesay was greeted by her sister Nicole Vesay ’17