Penn State Lehigh Valley commencement exercises to be held Saturday, May 4

Bill Spence, PPL Corp. CEO and a Penn State alumnus, to speak at this year's ceremony
woman speaking at graduation in cap and gown

Penn State Lehigh Valley corporate communication student Elise Yardley spoke during the campus' 2018 commencement ceremony, held May 5, 2018, at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, as the 2018 student marshal.

Credit: Dan Z. Johnson

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley will hold its annual commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The campus will award associate and bachelor's degrees to 111 students.

A YouTube LIVE channel has been created again for this year's commencement ceremony, where parents, friends and family who cannot make it to ArtsQuest on May 4 can livestream the ceremony. This link also can be accessed on right-hand side of the Lehigh Valley campus homepage.

The featured speaker for the event is Bill Spence, CEO of Allentown-based PPL Corp. and a Penn State alumnus.

Business administration student Samuel Azzalina will speak as the 2019 student marshal.

Graduates and their friends and families are invited to share their commencement memories on social media using #PSULVGRAD.

A Message from your 2019 Penn State Lehigh Valley Student Marshal

2019 Penn State Lehigh Valley Student Marshal Samuel Azzalina gives reminders for 2019 Commencement.

Credit: Penn State Lehigh Valley's Multimedia Innovation Center

More information about Bill Spence

Spence is chairman, president and chief executive officer of PPL Corp., one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the U.S. With more than three decades of experience in the utility industry, Spence oversees PPL’s regulated utilities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Spence graduated from Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences with a bachelor of science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering. He currently serves on several nonprofit boards, industry boards and committees. Spence resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Dennille Schuler at 610-597-9092 or email [email protected].


Dennille Schuler

Public Relations Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley

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