2011 Commencement Exercises

On Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:00 am, ?Allen University will celebrate its?2011 Commencement Exercises.?? Commencement will be held in the John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium on Allen?s campus.?Businessman Alfred R. Berkeley III will deliver the Commencement Address.

Mr. Berkeley, a member of the University?s Board of Trustees,??has over thirty years of experience in the financial industry.? Currently, he serves as chairman of Pipeline Financial Group, Inc., the parent of Pipeline Trading Systems, LLC, an equities and options trading system designed to hide the presence of large orders in the market.? Prior to joining Pipeline, he served as President and Vice-Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.? Before NASDAQ, Mr. Berkeley was a general partner and Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons, a leading investment bank.?? He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA).

During the Commencement exercises,??the University will award Mr. Berkeley the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. ?Additinally, Presidential Awards for Distinguished Service will be presented to GMK?Associates, Inc. (Corporate Partnership), Mrs. Doris Hildebrand, President of the Historic Waverly Neighborhood Association (Community Partnership) and Mrs. Coley Washington (Distinguished Alumna).

A Baccalaureate Service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the campus Gymnatorium.