Schedule of Events

April 11, 2008
 
1:00 pm - ROBING

2:00 pm - PROCESSIONAL AND INAUGURATION CEREMONY - Rockett Arena
Processing to "Oxford's Marche" by William Byrd were:
* International Flags - carried by international students
* Mace Bearer - Professor Kenneth MacIver of the Sociology Department
* Delegates of Colleges & Universities - Representing 43 public and private institutions throughout New England
* Senior Academic Leadership
* Faculty, Librarians and Administrators
* Salem State College Board of Trustees
* Platform Party
* President Patricia Maguire Meservey

Presentation of Colors

National Anthem
Performed by Antanis Meilius, class of 2008

Invocation
The Reverend Arthur T. Gerald, Jr., Assistant Dean of the Learning Center
    
Welcome
David C. Abdoo, Class of 1997, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Greetings
The Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable John F. Tierney, Class of 1973, United States House of Representatives

The Honorable John D. Keenan, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 7th Essex District

The Honorable Kimberley A. Driscoll, Class of 1989, Mayor, City of Salem

Dr. Robert V. Antonucci, President of Fitchburg State College, Chair of the Council of State College Presidents

Musical Interlude: The Robert L. Ford School Choir, Lynn

Greetings (continued)
Dr. Amy Everitt, Salem State Chapter President of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)

Helen Watson-Felt, Salem State Chapter President of the Association of Professional Administrators (APA)

Julie Curtis, Salem State Chapter President of the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME)

Alexandra Slazar, Class of 2008, President of the Student Government Association

Anthony T. Guerriero, Class of 1992, President of the Salem State College Alumni Association

John Pastore, Class of 1994, President of the Salem State College Foundation

Joel Whitman, Chair of the Salem State College Assistance Corporation

Salem State College Chorus

Oath of Office/Investiture
Invested by Frederick W. Clark, Jr., Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

Presentation of Medallion
Presented by Dr. Patricia F. Plummer, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of
Higher Education

Inaugural Address
Dr. Patricia Maguire Meservey, President

Alma Mater Song

Benediction
The Reverend Carol Karson, Protestant Campus Minister 

Recessional

3:30 pm - Reception in the O'Keefe Sports Center hosted by President Meservey