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Commencement Coordinator

Meghan Aitken
Santa Rita Hall, Third Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Phone: (973) 290-4427

Student Speakers

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Video: Undergraduate Student Speaker – Taylor Veve

Our undergraduate student speaker has had her sights on college ever since middle school. As a first-generation college student, Taylor Veve has always understood the power of knowledge.

“Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved learning and challenging myself,” explains Taylor. “So, I knew from a young age that I wanted to go to college.”

The eldest of three siblings, Taylor always strives to set a positive example for her younger brother and sister. She recognizes the sacrifices that her parents have made to provide their children with more opportunities than they had, and Taylor is making the most of their gift.

Prior to even graduating, Taylor was able to secure a position at Fox News, slowly building toward her dream of becoming a news anchor. She hopes to use her voice to promote an understanding between people and foster a more peaceful society.

“Because of my time at the Saint Elizabeth University, I have the utmost confidence that I can do anything I set my mind to,” says Taylor.

Taylor hopes to inspire her younger siblings by being the first in her family to graduate from college.

Taylor’s parents sacrificed a lot to provide their children with opportunities they never had.

Video: Continuing Studies Student Speaker – April Tamburo

April Tamburo, our continuing studies speaker, is no stranger to commencements. In fact, SEU’s 118th ceremony will be her third college graduation in the last four years.

“I truly believe SEU is different from any other institution I’ve attended,” explains April. “Being supported mentally, financially, emotionally, spiritually and academically is not something I had experienced before coming here.”

Feeling at home at the Saint Elizabeth University is important to April because, when she was just 16 years old, she lost her mother to pancreatic cancer. At the time, April had felt like she had lost her home. However, she knew that she could do one of two things:

“I could either let the experience turn me cold and change me, or I could use my experience and choose to live in honor of my mother and help others.”

As evidenced by April’s speech, she chose to embrace life, explore the power of nutrition and dedicate herself to helping others in her mother’s memory.

April honors her mother’s memory by dedicating her life to helping others.

April considers SEU her home away from home, filled with supportive faculty members and loving friends.

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