The Program

June 19, 2017
9:30 A.M., Bren Events Center
UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman, presiding



   Mace Marshal
   Mark C. Kehke ’83, MBA ’93
   Managing Director/CEO, Pacific Ventures Management, LLC
Academic Procession
  Platform Party
  Advanced Degree Candidates
  Baccalaureate Candidates
National Anthem
Presented by Alumna Pratiti Mehta, MBA ‘16

  Howard Gillman, PhD
  Chancellor, The University of California, Irvine

Opening Remarks
  Eric R. Spangenberg, PhD
  Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business

Distinguished Executive Commencement Speaker

William Wang
Founder, CEO and Chairman

Graduating Student Speaker

Conferring of the Degrees
  Chancellor Howard Gillman

Presentation of Doctor of Philosophy Degree Candidates:
  Mary Gilly, PhD
  Professor of Marketing & 
    Senior Associate Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business

Presentation of Master of Business Administration Degree Candidates:
  Gerardo Okhuysen, PhD
  Professor of  Organization and Management, and
    Associate Dean of Masters Programs, The Paul Merage School of Business

  *Order called will be Full Time MBA, Executive MBA, Health Care Executive MBA, then
   Fully-Employed MBA programs

Presentation of Master of Professional Accountancy Degree Candidates:
  Mort Pincus, PhD
  Dean's Professor of Accounting, The Paul Merage School of Business

Presentation of Bachelor of Arts Degree Candidates:
  Vidyanand "VC" Choudhary, PhD
  Associate Professor, Information Systems and
    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, The Paul Merage School of Business

Concluding Remarks
  Dean Eric R. Spangenberg


Post-Ceremony Reception at the Merage School

Immediately following our 2017 Commencement Ceremony at the Bren Events Center, you are welcome to join the dean, speakers, faculty and staff on the Merage School grounds* for light refreshments and joyful celebration.

*To allow parking space for the next ceremony's guests, please reposition your automobile from the Bren Events Center to the Merage School parking garage (SSPS on maps). Thank you.

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Check out the UCI bookstore for Merage School apparel and accessories or visit the FAQ page on this site for flowers and leis at the ceremony.

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