Kaveri Krishnan ’18 (M.S.) Is Spring Commencement Valedictorian

A student in the organizational leadership program, Krishnan will speak on behalf of her classmates at Spring Commencement.

Headshot of Kaveri KrishnanA student in Manhattan College’s organizational leadership program, Kaveri Krishnan ’18 (M.S.) is the Spring Commencement valedictorian and will speak on behalf of her classmates in the College’s graduate programs and School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the Spring Commencement on Wednesday, May 16.

For the past four years, Krishnan has been a workforce development specialist at Richmond Community Services, an organization that supports and advocates for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is the organization’s lead specialist for training and developing more than 700 employees, and creates and conducts trainings to ensure the organization’s compliance with New York State regulations.

The first in her family to earn a master’s degree, Krishnan has served in operations and developmental roles throughout her career, bringing a passion for coaching and developing people to better an organization. She has worked to mentor young adults and has volunteered in various geographic locations across the globe.

“To be a valedictorian is the greatest honor and achievement of my life yet,” Krishnan said. “I cannot think of a better way to make my family proud and none of this would have been possible without the help and support of my family, classmates, colleagues at work and the SCPS faculty. I could not have asked for more supportive and encouraging people to help me through this journey.”

Krishnan received her bachelor of arts degree from York College of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a major in communications, emphasis on public relations, with a minor in speech communication.

The Spring Commencement ceremony awards master’s degrees to students graduating from the Schools of Business and Engineering, master’s degrees and professional diplomas to students from the School of Education and Health, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

In addition to the Spring Commencement, Manhattan College will host its 176th Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 18, and award bachelor’s degrees to students from its five schools in Liberal Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering and Science.

For more information on Commencement 2018, visit manhattan.edu/commencement.

By Pete McHugh