Every year at Commencement, Ursinus faculty receive awards for distinguished teaching, mentoring and advising, and professional achievement. This year we announced these awards in a somewhat unconventional way.
In an Ursinus tradition, last year’s award recipients announce this year’s winners. Check these out to see some of your favorite professors receive awards for their teaching, mentoring, and scholarship! (They were both surprised and delighted, and we hope you will be too.)
2020 Faculty Award Winners
Class of 2020 Photo Album
We asked for photos from seniors and families, and we received over 1100+! Enjoy these captured moments from the past four years.
Alumni Messages to our 2020 Graduates
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I know that these times right now are unique and challenging, but I’m so proud of your accomplishments! Good luck in everything that you want to and will achieve, and trust when I tell you that Ursinus prepared you well!
- Melonie Phillips ’14
Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed your time at Ursinus like I did. I still look back at my time on campus with fond memories and I have lifelong friends that are amazing! Especially now, things might be difficult/wierd after graduating but you will come out ahead. Ursinus does set you up for success in your respectful field so be patient but don’t ever stop pursuing your career! It’s all worth it in the end.
- Colleen Monahan ’15
May the new ways of connection, learning and community learned during this pandemic enhance your ability to be the best you can be in all your future endeavors! Wishing our graduating seniors all the best ….. from a fellow Bear.
- Janel Rice ’00
You may not realize it yet but you’ve made millions of little choices that brought you to this exact moment today. And congratulations, I’m confident your hard work and education the last four years will pay off as you enter “the real world.” You’re going to do amazing things and as a fellow proud alumni, I look forward to being in your network. Go bears!
- Chelsea Sayegh ’16
Congratulations! We welcome you to our large Ursinus family of graduates. You are in uncharted waters, but I am certain that Ursinus has prepared you for whatever you face. Remember, you are not alone!
- Dr. Lorraine L. Lee ’64
Congratulations to you on this accomplishment! The college journey is one you will never forget! You may find yourself often thinking about that class you had or the professor that gave you the wisdom that prepared you for a particular moment in your career. God Bless you as you take the next steps in life and remember that Ursinus will always be there for you in the future in many ways that will surprise you!
- Susan Winters-Griste ’95
Congratulations! I know its hard to see right now but years from now you will look back at this time and realize that it was a defining time in your life but not as defining as the previous three and a half years you’ve spent on the Ursinus campus. Work hard, stay focused and be safe. You have the Ursinus Family behind you.
- A.J. Olszewski ’90
Although these are uncertain times, you can be sure of one thing: you should be incredibly proud of yourself for what you’ve strived for and achieved over your past four years! Follow your heart, take chances, and use this opportunity to pursue your dreams in whatever way possible- even if that way might be unconventional under today’s circumstances or constraints. Keep moving forward with a goal in mind, and celebrate, celebrate, celebrate yourself! I wish you so much joy, happiness, and success. Best of luck!!
- Jennie Kuhn ’14