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Commencement Information for Class of 2024

Commencement Information for Class of 2024

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Congratulations Class of 2024!

Chestnut Hill College's 97th Annual Commencement wa a wonderful celebration of the Class of 2024! Below you will find videos and highlights to relive the special moments! 

Photos: Relive the SGS Ceremony through our Facebook Gallery

Photos: Relive the SUS-SCPS Afternoon Ceremony through our Facebook Gallery

Photos: Relive the SUS Morning Ceremony through our Facebook Gallery

Photos: Relive the Donning of the Kente Cloth Ceremony through our Facebook Gallery


WATCH: School of Undergraduate Studies Morning Ceremony


WATCH: School of Undergraduate Studies and School of Continuing and Professional Studies Afternoon Ceremony


WATCH: School of Graduate Studies Ceremony


WATCH: Kente Cloth Ceremony

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2024 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

Tracy Davidson, M.A. 14 (Commencement Speaker for SGS)

Tracy Davidson is an anchor and investigative consumer reporter who has been with NBC10 News since March 1996. Over the last 25 years, she has represented the station at hundreds of community and charity events throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. She has won 14 Emmy awards for her outstanding work in reporting, including twice for the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Best News Anchor in 2008 and 2013. Davidson has also been recognized by her alma mater, Temple University, with the Lew Klein Alumni in Media Award, as well as by the National and Pennsylvania Diversity Council with the Pennsylvania’s Most Powerful and Influential Women Award. In 2014, she was inducted into Philadelphia’s Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame and in 2017, she received the “Hero Award” from the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. 

Passionate about many causes, Davidson devotes much of her personal time to community service. As an advocate for victims of domestic violence, she has been honored by both the Laurel House in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and Vera House in Syracuse, New York. She has served on the Board of Directors for Philabundance and as the Honorary Chair for the March of Dimes’ Walk America/March for Babies. She serves as a Board of Trustees member at Manor College and an Executive in Residence at Alvernia University. Davidson also co-hosts a bi-annual day for women called Lifting Your Voice, which is designed to educate, empower, and connect women through skills of resilience, confidence, and more. 

Davidson received her bachelor's from Temple University in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media, a religious studies certificate from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, and has a master's degree in Holistic Spirituality from Chestnut Hill College.  

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Tarik Khan, Ph.D., CRNP (Commencement Speaker for SUS and SCPS)

Tarik Khan was elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 194th Legislative District in Philadelphia in November 2022, which includes Manayunk, Roxborough, East Falls, and parts of Chestnut Hill, PA. A registered nurse for nearly two decades and nurse practitioner since 2011, Khan’s clinical work has influenced his legislative work including with bills to expand school-based health centers, allowing nurse practitioners to practice to the fullest extent of their license, ensuring that patients are the primary decision-makers in their care, and ensuring that Portable Medical Orders are enforceable. 

Prior to his election as state representative, Khan worked tirelessly as a frontline nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic and co-created a vaccine program for persons with disabilities that he presented at a White House/CDC forum. His work was featured in People Magazine and Good Morning America – GMA3, as well as was profiled in the award-winning documentary, “Angel Dose.” 

Khan received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022, and his current research focuses on improving access to health care for marginalized communities, especially those with disabilities. Khan is also a former president of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and founder and chairperson of Enabling Minds, which supports the education of children with developmental disabilities. 

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Corinne O Connell (Honorary Degree Recipient)

Corinne O’Connell became CEO of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia in 2017, after having joined the organization in 2009 as the Director of Development. She was named Associate Executive Director in 2011, serving in that role until becoming CEO, where she drives the organization’s strategic vision of working toward a city where everyone has a decent place to live. One of her first initiatives as CEO was to create a luncheon so she could tell the story of Habitat and how it is changing the trajectory of lives in our hometown. Today, that luncheon hosts over 1,000 people annually, helping to greatly increase awareness and generate needed money for housing projects. 

O’Connell’s team was also instrumental in launching a new program to repair homes and keep owners in them at a significant cost-decrease of building a new home. She also founded the ReStore program, a sales shop for donated building materials and furniture, keeping unwanted goods out of landfills and funding the repairs of homes.  

O’Connell received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Saint Joseph’s University and Master of Arts in nonprofit leadership from Seattle University. 

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