The Stern School of Business’ class of 2015 came together in Madison Square Garden for the last time during their undergraduate career Thursday. The 639 members of the class walked the stage to accept their diplomas.
Following the opening procession with the NYU Pipes and Drums and the welcome from assistant dean of planning and academic services Diann Witt, Stern dean Geeta Menon addressed the class. Menon focused on the futures of the graduates.
“Whether you are in business stimulating economies; or in academia creating knowledge; or in government influencing policy; we are counting on you to make this world a better place for you, and for future generation,” Menon said.
The keynote speaker was Peter Morton, the co-founder of Hard Rock Café. In addition to his accomplishments in business, Morton also happens to be the father of a Stern student.
Before the recognition of the candidates for graduation, student speaker Jonathan Bach addressed his class with a mission for the future.
“As we write the conclusion to our undergraduate story, I hope you make this a part of your mindset, your code, and your lifestyle: to embrace the unfamiliar and to chase the uncomfortable,” Bach said.