2015 Spring Commencement

Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

On Friday, May 8, 2015, Jefferson College of Health Sciences will hold our Spring Commencement Ceremony in the Elmwood Park Amphitheater, across Elm Street from the Jefferson College Campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

Our Commencement Ceremony Speaker will be Mr. Ed Walker, an entrepreneur, lawyer and educator. He is the founder and CEO of Commonwealth Capital Partners LLC, CityWorks LLC, PlaceMakerNation and several other for-profit and non-profit organizations. (See more about Mr. Walker below.)

Tips for the 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony

  • As this ceremony will take place outdoors in the late spring, please bring water with you to this event, as it will not be provided.
  • Restrooms will be available at the amphitheater and our student marshals will be happy to direct to them, if needed.
  • Parking will be available in the Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) Parking Garage, located on the Jefferson College Campus at 101 Elm Avenue.
  • Students will be stationed at the CRCH Parking Garage entrances for assistance.
  • Handicap parking spaces will be provided on the Jefferson Street side of the Elmwood Park Amphiteater.
  • The parking lots off of Williamson Road across from the amphitheater are reserved for prepaid monthly parking only. Please avoid parking in these spaces.

More About Our Spring 2015 Commencement Speaker

Ed Walker is an entrepreneur, lawyer and educator. He is the founder and CEO of Commonwealth Capital Partners LLC, CityWorks LLC, PlaceMakerNation and several other for-profit and non-profit organizations.

His work seeks to strengthen communities through interdisciplinary collaboration involving social entrepreneurship and investment, arts and design, food and drink, outdoors and recreation, new media and knowledge, and good government including politics, policy and citizenship. He explores opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Walker attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Washington & Lee University School of Law.  In 2012 and 2013, he served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard and as the Gleitsman Visiting Practitioner at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. In 2013 and 2014, he served as a Senior Fellow at the Center. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Washington & Lee’s School of Law since 2013.