Dean Alex Triantis speaking at 2022 graduation
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More than 900 graduates earn graduate degrees from Carey

Why it matters: This year’s Spring 2022 Commencement was the first-time an in-person graduation was held since 2019, as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


First in-person graduation for Carey graduates since 2019

For the first time in more than two years, graduates from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School were able to walk across the stage to in celebration of earning a diploma.

Carey Business School hosted its Spring 2022 graduation inside of Baltimore’s The Lyric in mid-May, which was the first time since August 2019 that school was able host an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some 589 graduates earned their degree in either the MBA and MS full-time programs and 352 graduates earned degrees in MBA and MS part-time programs.

For Carey Dean, Alex Triantis, it was his first time to preside over an in-person graduation since taking joining the university in 2019. He told graduates the importance of making the most of your career during such turbulent times.

“Your graduation comes at a time of great uncertainty,” Dean Triantis said. “What once seemed destined is now in doubt as we face the spread of war, an unstable environment, an unrelenting pandemic, and the age-old scourges of discrimination and inequity. Times seem tough, but do not despair. Look to the future with optimism.”

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His sentiment was echoed in the speeches given by two graduating students, Jennifer Sue Mizgata, and Tia Goodson.

In addition to Dean Triantis, graduates heard from Vice Dean Valerie Suslow and Professor Kevin Frick, as well as Anika Penn, President of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.

Carey alumna, Andrea Weiss (MBA ’86), was the main speaker for the graduation. Weiss is the CEO and Founder of Retail Consulting Inc. and Founder of The O Alliance Consulting. She also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Her address to the graduates and those in attendance was one of hope and optimism.

“In the 35 years since leaving Johns Hopkins, I have had many firsts, and also many re-inventions,” Weiss said. “My Johns Hopkins degree did not guarantee this…it only opened the door of opportunity.”

The Summer Commencement will take place August 4th at Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

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