Commencement Speakers

May 2016 Commencement Speakers

Graduate Commencement Speaker - Ana Borger-GrecoGraduate Ceremony

Dr. Ana Börger-Greco
Associate Professor of Spanish, Millersville University

Dr. Ana Börger-Greco, professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages at Millersville University, is the keynote speaker for the graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Börger-Greco joined the faculty of Millersville University in 1989. She has served as the Spanish graduate program coordinator for eight years and as the chairperson of the Millersville University Faculty Senate for 10 years. She has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Pennsylvania and Franklin & Marshall College. Her areas of specialization include the traditional medieval epic, 19th-century Spanish drama, the Spanish Civil War, genre studies and translation.

For the past several years, Börger-Greco has focused on translation. Her translation of Federico García Lorca’s Así que pasen cinco años (Five Years from Now) into English was staged and performed in 2004. Additionally, she has completed the translation of contemporary playwright Dorothy Louise’s Loveknot (Nudo al desnudo) into Spanish. Börger-Greco is the executive director of the José Greco Foundation for Hispanic Dance, a U.S.-based foundation established in 1972 by her late husband, to further the study of Spanish dance, music and culture. She was recently featured in the documentary film Sobre las olas: The Story of Flamenco in the U.S.

Born in Germany, Börger-Greco has also lived in Venezuela and Spain. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her doctoral degree in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Guido Pichini, chairman Board of Governors

Guido M. Pichini
Chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education

Millersville University’s Undergraduate Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10 a.m., in Biemesderfer stadium. Guido M. Pichini, chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, will be speaking at the graduation ceremony.

Pichini is president of WSK & Associates and its related companies of Wyomissing. He is currently serving his fifth consecutive term as chair of the BOG.  A graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, he is the first State System university alumnus to serve as Board chairman. He also is a member of the Council of Trustees at Kutztown University and former president of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees (PACT).  Pichini graduated from Kutztown with a degree in education/political science, and completed graduate studies in public administration at Kutztown. He also graduated from Wilson College with certification in the minor judiciary, attaining the highest grade in the history of Pennsylvania. He served two terms as a borough councilman and four as mayor of Wyomissing Hills, and has been appointed to numerous boards of directors of community and civic organizations. He was a member of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Postsecondary Education and the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.