Clint Wallace, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, North America, and Global Head of HR, Digital and Analytics, Sanofi
Clint Wallace is responsible for providing strategic HR leadership to Sanofi’s North America organization as well as leading a global center of expertise to leverage digital, data and analytics to support Sanofi’s business strategy. He partners closely with the executive team to drive the organizational climate necessary to innovate and collaborate in a highly competitive environment. Wallace serves as a member of the Global HR Leadership Team and has previously served as Chair of the US Country Council.
Prior to joining Sanofi, Wallace was with BASF Corporation where he was Vice President of Human Resources for North America, providing strategic HR leadership to BASF’s North America HR organization, including organization design, talent resourcing, career planning, reward and performance management tools and talent succession planning. Prior to BASF, Wallace held numerous positions within GE Healthcare and Pratt & Whitney.
Wallace served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Air Force Reserve and after 21 years of service retired in June 2008. In support of the broader Somerset County community, Wallace is a member of Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board appointed by the Freeholders and is a Board Member of the RVCC Foundation. He also has served on the Advisory Council of Dress for Success – Northern New Jersey.
Wallace holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Central Connecticut State University.
“Raritan Valley Community College is an outstanding school. At the heart of the College are the faculty, staff and most important – the students. Through my service on the Foundation Board, I’ve come to know the vision of President Michael McDonough and the commitment of the whole team at RVCC,” said Clint Wallace. “I’m honored to mark this occasion for graduating students.”
Student Speaker, Aya Younes
Student Commencement Speaker Aya Younes of Piscataway, formerly of Branchburg, was born in the U.S., and she and her family moved to Fez, Morocco when she was three years old. Aya moved back to the U.S. in January 2017 and took her placement exams at RVCC the very next day. She first started at RVCC taking ESL classes, but progressed quickly enough to enroll in Honors classes and transferred into the Honors College in fall 2018. This spring she is graduating from RVCC with a 4.0 grade point average, double-majoring in Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Medical Professional. While at RVCC, Aya has been a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served as Vice President of the Muslim Student Association and Vice President of the ESL Club. She has received several honors, including RVCC’s Academic Award for Pre-Pharmacy and the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Graduate Achievement Award, for which she was named a “Distinguished Scholar.” Aya will be attending the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University this fall on a full scholarship. She eventually hopes to earn her a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and go into cancer research.
Faculty Speaker, Bick Treut
Bick Treut of Somerville, Professor of Communication Studies, is in his 17th year with the College. He assisted in developing RVCC's Digital Media/Film Studies program. Before teaching, he was senior partner for 20 years at a small advertising and marketing consultancy serving computer and chip manufacturers, and was a reporter at the Hunterdon County Democrat for two years. Treut received a Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV Production from Emerson College and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Ohio University. He is pursuing his doctorate in General Psychology at Capella University. Treut is author of two editions of Mediated Perspectives: Media Ownership, Literacy, and Effects.
Introduction of Commencement Speaker, Sakshi Kulshrestha
After immigrating to the U.S. from New Delhi, India in May 2016, Sakshi Kulshrestha of Montgomery found a sense of belonging at RVCC, especially in her role as an officer for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. An Honors College student with a 4.0 GPA, she was selected for the prestigious Sanofi Corporate Mentorship Program at RVCC. Sakshi is receiving the Academic Award for Business Administration - General Business. She has been active with several clubs on campus, including Rotaract, Enactus and the Student Government Association. She also participated in an internship with Liberty Tax Service in Somerville, assisting people with their tax returns. Sakshi is a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma National Business Honor Society and the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Honor Society. This fall, the Business Administration major will be transferring to a four-year school to study Accounting and Finance.
Introduction of Faculty Speaker, David Iglesia
David Iglesia of Branchburg planned to study Business at RVCC, but after taking courses in Speech and Interpersonal Communication, he realized that Communications was his true passion. A member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success, David is graduating with an impressive 3.91 grade point average. He is receiving degrees in four majors: Social Science, General Business, Marketing and Communications. This fall, David will be pursuing a degree in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
When: Saturday, May 18 at 10 am. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Gates will open at 9 am.
Where: Raritan Valley Community College Soccer Field, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ. Guests will be directed to park in Lot 5. Cars with passengers with physical disabilities will be allowed to drop off guests at the Arts building across the road from the Soccer Field before parking in Lot 5. It is a rain or shine event so plan accordingly. No pets are allowed with the exception of service animals.
Tickets: Graduates will receive two tickets for guests who will have a seat in a general admission guest seating area. Additional guests may attend by bringing lawn chairs to a designated area. The entrance gate will open at 9:00 am.
Photography: Designated areas will be available for guests to take photographs. In addition, the College has commissioned a professional photographer, Island Photography, to take individual photos of graduates with their diplomas. Graduates are under no obligation to purchase the photographs.
Reception: Following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to a reception at the Basketball Courts next to the Soccer Field.
Disability Accommodations: If a guest requires any disability related accommodations or arrangements, please contact Rikita Singh or Nicolette Colon at the Office of Disability Services by phone at 908-526-1200 x8921 or x8418 or by email at email@example.com.
Where: RVCC Soccer Field. Graduates should park in Lot 2, while guests are directed to park in Lot 5. Cars with passengers with physical disabilities will be allowed to drop off guests at the Arts building across the road from the Soccer Field before parking in Lot 5. The ceremony is a rain or shine event, so please plan accordingly.
Time: The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am. The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Graduates should arrive by 8:30 am and report to the Gymnasium in the Physical Education Building. Bring your cap, gown, tassel and hood. Graduates will be marching from the Gymnasium to the Soccer field and several times across the field itself. Please wear appropriate shoes.
Cap & Gown: Available at the Bookstore from Monday, May 6th-Friday, May 18th.Please call (908) 231-8808 or visit the Bookstore’s website for its hours of operation.
Honors: Honors regalia will be given out to graduates at the commencement ceremony. If you receive a medallion, stole or cord; these are yours to keep. Since spring grades are not yet final, honors have been based on GPA and grades at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Transcripts will reflect the appropriate honors once grades are final.
Tickets: Graduates will receive two tickets for guests who will have a seat in a general admission guest seating area. Tickets will be distributed at the Bookstore along with your cap and gown. Additional guests may attend by bringing lawn chairs to a designated area. The entrance gate will open at 9:00 am.
Reception: Following the ceremony, you and your guests are invited to a reception at the Basketball Courts next to the Soccer Field.
Disability Accommodations: If you or your guest require any disability related accommodations or arrangements, please contact Rikita Singh or Nicolette Colon at the Office of Disability Services by phone at 908-526-1200 x8921 or x8418 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Pronunciation: If you have concerns about the pronunciation of your name, please email Dean Patrice Marks at Patrice.Marks@raritanval.edu with subject line “Name Pronunciation” and include in the body of the email your name and a phonetic spelling
Example: Raul Gonzalez: rah-OOL gon-SAH-les
Contact Dean Patrice Marks at 908-526-1200 ext. 8802 and give the correct spelling and pronunciation, such as John Smith, S_m_i_t_h. Please pronounce your name slowly and repeat for clarity. Deadline for calling in is Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Diploma: Diplomas can be picked up in person in the Student Enrollment Center approximately one month after the ceremony. You will be notified of the exact date by mail. Please bring a photo ID when picking up your diploma. If someone other than yourself will be picking up your diploma please provide a letter giving permission for Raritan Valley Community College to release your diploma to that individual. This individual must also show a photo ID. Email permission must come from your RVCC student email.
Transcripts: Please be advised that transcripts requested during the Spring 2019 term will be available after grades are posted and GPAs are calculated. Transcript orders must be placed online at www.raritanval.edu/transcripts.
The College has commissioned a professional photographer, Island Photography, to take individual photos of graduates with their diplomas. You are under no obligation to purchase the photographs. Click here to learn more about how you can sign up to view the photos after graduation.
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CPA Education Requirement Certificate Matthew Miller
Criminal Justice Jack Fenimore
dance Nathan Forster
Digital Media/Film Studies DaiJonae Clemons
Digital Media/Film Studies Certificate Fred Sly
Early Childhood Education Kyle Budnick
Early Childhood Education Certificate Mary Carman
Early Childhood Education Certificate Magdalena Doss
Early Childhood STEM Certificate of Completion Jasmine Thomas
Education: P-12 Brooke Crane
Education: P-12 Devon Emerick
Electric Utility Technology Kevin Russo
Engineering Kaeley Ipson
English Isabella Halligan
English as a Second Language Nicolas Montealegre
Environmental studies Bonnie Semmling
Esthetics Certificate Shannon Gomes
Events Planning/Meeting Management Certificate Julia Lucas
Exercise Science Adrienne Amey
Fitness Specialist Certificate of Completion Kevin Thompson
Food and Beverage Management Anthony Chibaro
Health science Olivia Roberts
Information Systems & Technology Noah Sena
Mathematics Kathleen Stavole
Multimedia Communications Amanda Willis
Music James Conrad
Nursing Viktoriia Pajewski
Nursing Emily Unger
Paralegal Studies Samantha Gonzalez
Paralegal Studies Certificate Amy Kihm
Physics Kevin Weinreich
Pre-Medicine Thomas Boon
Pre-Pharmacy Aya Younes
Service Learning Veronica Delmonte
Tax Preparer Certificate of Completion Youfen Lu
Visual Arts Christina Mosco
Visual Communication Brian Mazzucco
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