55th Annual Commencement Video and Photo Gallery

Commencement2016This year’s live streaming video of commencement was very successful, with over 450 total video views and nearly 250 tuned in live on Saturday.

You can watch an archive of the commencement video at the link below.

Commencement Video – CLICK HERE


The Commencement photo gallery posted on Hilbert Today — is already one of the most-viewed posts of 2016.

See the gallery here – 2016 Commencement Photo Gallery

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Hilbert Celebrates Class of 2016; Bishop Malone Delivers Commencement Address

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College held its 55th annual commencement ceremony on May 14 and more than 270 graduates rejoiced in receiving their degrees.

Commencement speaker Bishop Richard Malone urged the Class of 2016, “Never forget to be grateful, including on a day like this.”

“Remember, in your lives, the difference that God makes,” the Bishop continued.  “Remember the most important things.  Pope Francis said to a group of women religious a few years ago, ‘Your job is to wake up the world.’ By faithfully living your Franciscan values and by trying to do the Corporal Works of Mercy, it is a way of waking up the world.”

Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D. and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Edward Gelia, presented the Hilbert College Medal to Elizabeth Angelbeck (angle-beck).  The Hilbert College Medal is presented to those who embody Franciscan values, demonstrate excellence in their profession or career, and excellence in community service.


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Hilbert College Receives Award from ECLEF


Hilbert College received the Corporate Community Service Award from the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation at their 25th annual awards dinner last week.


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Dr. Iwanenko Named VP for Academic Affairs at Gannon

“We are extremely happy for Dr. Iwanenko and wish him all the best,” Hilbert president Cynthia Zane, Ed. D. said. “As Hilbert’s founding Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies, Dr. Iwanenko’s leadership and vision will be greatly missed.  He played an integral role in the implementation of two graduate degree programs, the development of a Business Management program for adult learners, the design and development of Hilbert’s first online degree program, and the implementation of an online faculty development program.”

Click here for Gannon University’s announcement

Media report from Erie, Pa.
GoErie.com — Gannon appoints vice president for academic affairs


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Farewell Reception for Dr. Holoman – Photo Gallery

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SAVE THE DATE – College-Wide Meeting

The College-Wide Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9.

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News & Notes – May 20

— Hilbert grad, Chris Prout, is working as a production assistant in LA on America’s Got Talent.  He may be on the first show of the season, scheduled to air on May 31, registering applicants. Congrats Chris!

Hilbert in the News

WNY Catholic – Hilbert College to host summer camp for aspiring filmmakers

Hamburg Sun – Buscaglias become synonymous with Robert Morris women’s basketball program


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2016 Commencement Live Streaming Video

_MG_0679Hilbert College is pleased to announce that the school’s 55th Annual Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2016 will be streamed live on the internet.  This marks the third consecutive year that Hilbert’s commencement ceremony will be available for live online viewing.  The ceremony will be streamed using Boxcast technology. Commencement begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg.  We are happy to be able to provide this free streaming and encourage you to share the link with friends and family who may not be in attendance at the church.

Click here for live stream >>>  (video will begin at 12:50 pm)

The Live Stream link is also available on the hilbert.edu homepage.

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Updates from Arts & Sciences

— Digital Media and Communication students Evan James, ’16 and Connor  Kirst, ’16 have both been employed by Cumulus Media (WEDG – 103.3 ; WGRF – 96.9; WHTT-FM – 104.1) in the promotions department. They graduate this Spring.


— Digital Media and Communication students have also garnered some good internships. Film and Visual Effects student David Seifert has acquired his second internship in a year’s time. He will begin working this fall with Quinlan and Co. in Amherst as a Media intern. Before this, David worked as an intern with dPost, a full-service production and post production company located in the Theatre District in downtown Buffalo, New York. Multimedia Journalism student Amanda Snyder will be beginning an internship this summer with the Lancaster Sun. She will be covering daily news and producing bylined articles for the paper. Look for her work!


— Additionally, our sophomores in the COM180 Multimedia Production II class produced a video (https://vimeo.com/165994514) for the non-profit organization Kaely’s Kindness. Kaely’s Kindness Foundation is focused on providing resources for teens living with cancer.


— A DMaC lab tour video was produced by our Film and Visual Effects student Nick Miller. It shows our amazing facilities, equipment and student work. The video can be accessed at https://vimeo.com/165959210.


— Last but not least, The work of Hilbert College Artist-in-Residence Brendan Bannon is featured in this week’s The Public. The residency is part of the annual visiting artist series sponsored by the Hilbert English Department. One of Bannon’s images is featured as the publication’s print centerfold image. Also, a selection of his images are displayed on their website. The online article can be viewed at the following address http://www.dailypublic.com/articles/05112016/centerfold-brendan-bannons-untold-stories, and the May 11th edition of the publication can be found all over the Western New York area including the McGrath Library vestibule.

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Kaely’s Kindness Video

A video for Kaely’s Kindness, which was created as part of a service-learning project, is reaching a lot of people on Facebook.  You can see the video below.


As you can see (below) the Facebook post has reached over 8,300 people (and continues to grow)!


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