Lieutenant General Maryanne Miller, Charles Murphy ’69 Deliver Keynote Addresses at Commencement

Miller and Murphy will receive honorary degrees during the week of Commencement.

Lieutenant General Maryanne Miller will deliver the keynote address during Manhattan College’s Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 18 and will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

At the College’s Spring Commencement on Wednesday, May 16 for graduate students and students from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Charles J. Murphy ’69, will serve as the keynote speaker and will also receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree.

Portrait photograph of Lieutenant General Maryanne Miller in U.S. Air Force UniformLt. Gen. Maryanne Miller is the chief of the Air Force Reserve, at the U.S. Air Force headquarters in Washington, D.C., and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. As chief of Air Force Reserve, she serves as principal advisor on reserve matters to the secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff. As commander of Air Force Reserve Command, she has full responsibility for all U.S. Air Force Reserve units.

General Miller was commissioned in 1981 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at The Ohio State University. She is a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying hours in numerous aircraft. The general has commanded two wings and held numerous staff positions at the unit, air staff and joint staff levels. Prior to her current assignment, she was the deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is the first female citizen Reserve Citizen Airman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general, the first female chief of Air Force Reserve and the first female commander of the Air Force Reserve Command.

Head shot of Charles MurphyCharles J. Murphy ’69 is a professor of management practice at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He joined the Stern faculty as an adjunct professor of finance in 1998 and became a clinical professor of finance in 2009.

Murphy began his career as an electrical engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft and subsequently American Electric Power. He started his financial service career at the First Boston Corporation as an equity security analyst in 1976. He eventually went on to become global head of investment banking, global head of equities and a member of the executive board of CS First Boston. He continues to provide senior advisory and consulting services to several financial service organizations.

He has been a chartered financial analyst since 1979 and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College and the executive committee of the Boston College Wall Street Council. He is a former director of Fuel Cell Energy.

Murphy earned his B.E.E. from Manhattan College in electrical engineering, and his M.B.A in finance and his postgraduate degree in accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

The Manhattan College website has complete information on Commencement 2018, including a full schedule of events.

By Pete McHugh