During the ceremony, the names of each graduate in the Jenkins Graduate Programs will be announced as the student is hooded on stage and congratulated by the dean.
This hooding ceremony is for master’s and doctoral graduates of Jenkins Graduate Programs in the Poole College of Management.
A reception will be held for graduate students, as well as their families and guests, immediately following the conclusion of the hooding ceremony.
Please see the link below for all details for graduate students, including ticket information.
- 2:30 p.m.: Doors open
- 3:30 p.m.: Ceremony
- 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Reception (light appetizers)
Hooding Ceremony Speaker
Jean Driscoll, a motivational speaker, author, award-winning athlete, and advocate worldwide for persons with disabilities, will deliver the NC State Jenkins Graduate Program’s Hooding Ceremony address.
Driscoll, who has also worked as a television sports commentator, is currently the executive director of development at the NC State University College of Design.
Driscoll won the Boston Marathon eight times during her athletic career, the first person in history to achieve this feat. She also won two Olympic and 12 Paralympic medals as a member of Team USA, and still holds the world record in the 10,000 meter track event. Sports Illustrated for Women Magazine recognized her as one of the top 25 female athletes of the twentieth century; in July 2012, she was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
An active global advocate for people with disabilities, Driscoll has traveled to Ghana, West Africa several times to teach athletes and coaches about the sport of wheelchair track. Largely due to her efforts, Ghana sent its first two athletes in history to the Paralympic Games in 2004.
We are delighted to have Jeanne Driscoll as the speaker this spring!