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School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) Graduation

Saturday, May 16, 2015 4 p.m.

Pictures of Leffler Chapel and Performing Arts Center

Location: Leffler Chapel and Performing Arts Center

A reception will follow by Lake Placida.

Tickets are required.Graduates who have informed the School they will be attending commencement will receive tickets to the ceremony. Tickets will be mailed to student's homes in mid-April.


May 13, 2015 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Leffler Chapel and Performing Arts Center

There will be a Commencement rehearsal on Wednesday, May 13  at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. You are strongly encouraged to attend. If you have class that evening, it is understood that you cannot be there. There will be a mini-fair prior to rehearsal where graduates can check out items from the College Store, connect with Career Services and Financial Aid, and sign up to become part of the Elizabethtown College alumni network.

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Mini-Fair
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Rehearsal

The official graduation invitation will be mailed to you in the beginning of April.

Day of Commencement

  • Parking will be at a premium on and near campus. Campus Security will be directing traffic on campus.  
  • Photos by Island Photography – visit the Island Photography website at for information.
  • A reception immediately follows the ceremony.
  • FLOWERS: half-dozen roses with greens and colorful wrapping ($20), a dozen roses with greens and wrapping ($30).
  • Flowers available at 3 p.m. just prior to the beginning of the Commencement ceremony in the lobby. Quantities are limited, so plan to get your flowers early. Sorry, no advance orders.


Commencement Speaker

Dana CrystDana Chryst
President & Chief Executive Officer, The Jay Group

As President, CEO and shareholder of The Jay Group, Dana Chryst heads one of the leading outsource providers of Marketing Logistics, Contact Center services and E-commerce fulfillment services in America. Dana provides leadership in casting vision, setting strategy, ensuring excellence in execution and building the culture of the organization. Her expertise lies in the areas of marketing logistics, customer experience, e-commerce, supply chain management and continuous process improvement.

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Dana literally grew up with The Jay Group. The daughter of founder J. Freeland Chryst, she got her start with the company as a child, being featured in client ads and learning the business from the shop floor. Dana officially joined the company in 1981 as an Account Executive and held several other key positions within the organization.

She purchased controlling interest in the company in 2001, and assumed the role of CEO. In early 2013 in a stock for asset arrangement, Seacoast Capital became a Partner in the business. Today, The Jay Group represents many industry-leading companies including Johnson & Johnson, Heineken USA, CertainTeed FMC Corporation, Healthy Directions, Investor Place Media and iRobot. Under her leadership, The Jay Group has earned many industry awards and was recognized as one of Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America. The company was also named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for four years in a row.

An active community member, Dana has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Athena Award and both the American Heart Association's and Lancaster YMCA's Volunteer of the Year Awards. On the business front, Dana was recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Central Penn Business Journal's Pennsylvania Top 50 Women in Business. She has also served upon and held top leadership positions on numerous non-profit and for profit boards.

Dana has been asked to serve on many panels and to speak to large groups, sharing her experience as a leader and as a woman in business. These included serving as speaker for Millersville University's winter Commencement, Graduation speaker for Linden Hall School, serving on the Leadership Transitions Panel for the S. Dale High Center for Family Business at Elizabethtown College, featured speaker at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Excellence Exchange, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Diversity Conference, Armstrong World Industries Leadership Conference and Rotary.

Chryst received a B.S in Business Administration from Millersville University in 1981.

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