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May Commencement Ceremony

May 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Who: December 2018 and May 2019 graduates

When is the event: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Magness Arena at the University of Denver’s Daniel L. Ritchie Center (2201 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO, 80210)

Commencement Honoree & Speaker: Floyd Little, MSJA '75

A member of the NFL Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, and a charter member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame, Floyd Little is one of the city of Denver’s most respected sports icons. A three-time All-American at Syracuse University, Mr. Little joined the Broncos in 1967, captaining the team every year until his retirement in 1975 and earning selection to the Pro Bowl on five occasions. In his final seasons as a Bronco, he earned his Master of Science in Judicial Administration (MSJA) degree from the Sturm College of Law. Upon graduation from the University of Denver, he entered the Ford Motor Corporation Executive Training Program, in which he received intensive training in finance, marketing, and accounting, later operating a set of highly successful Ford dealerships in Denver, Seattle, and Santa Barbara and serving as an instructor in Ford’s Minority Dealers Program. He is the recipient of numerous community service and humanitarian awards, including the YMCA Brian Piccolo Award and the American Jewish Community Appeal for Human Relations Citation. In 2016, Syracuse University awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree.

View Video of Ceremony: The commencement ceremony can be viewed Here Running Time 102 Minutes

Professional Photographer: Grad Images (800.628.4509) will be taking photos of every graduate as they receive their diplomas and shake hands with the Chancellor, and one additional shot just before graduates return to their seats. Grad Images will contact graduates by mail with proofs.

Other Questions? I am happy to answer any questions that you or your guests might have after reading this document, including but not limited to other special needs, travel/lodging questions, and additional directions. Please call Lauri Mlinar at 303 871 6139 in the law school Events Office.

Lauri Mlinar

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