The 2014 Commencement
Speaker was Marvin N. Schoenhals, Chairman of WSFS.
Marvin N. Schoenhals served as the President and CEO of WSFS from 1990 to 2007, and has held the
post of Chairman since 1992. Under his remarkable leadership, WSFS went from a troubled institution to
being one of the highest performing banks in the nation. WSFS today is the largest locallymanaged bank,
serving Delaware as well as parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. WSFS has grown to over
45 branch offices and extensive online services, as well as offering wealth management through their
Christiana Trust and Cypress Capital Management divisions. He also serves as Chairman of Burris
Logistics, a privately-owned Delaware food distributor.
The 2014 Commencement Ceremony
The processional was introduced by
Mr. Frank A. Scafidi.
Reverend William T. Cocco - Pastor at the
St. John the Beloved Church - led the invocation and
benediction of the ceremony.
Ryan T. Mitchell - president of the Student
Government Association and BS 2016 - led the Salute
to the Flag and and introduced Mr. Schoenhals.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the
Beautiful" were performed by Matthew I. Bik (MBA
President Mohammad Ilyas and E. Thomas Harvey III
(Chair, Board of Trustees) conferred the honorary
degree of Doctor of Business Administration on Mr. Schoenhals.
The 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award was
presented by President Mohammad Ilyas and Academic
Dean Alison Boord White to
Dr. Julie L. Burkey.
Vice President Gary L. Wirt introduced the 2014
President Mohammad Ilyas conferred the degrees on
the new graduates.
Congratulations, Class of 2014!
Video and Photos from the Ceremony
The Commencement ceremony was broadcast live
online and a
recorded version of the event is available.
Photos from the event are available in our