Spring 2016 was May 6, 2016

Commencement Speaker was Lorraine C. Basara

Lorraine is a 1975 graduate of Penn State with a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education.

While at Abington, Lorraine played Field Hockey, Basketball and Softball. She is the Secretary of the PSU Abington Alumni Board and member of the Athletics Advisory Board. Lorraine loves teaching, coaching and is an avid sports fan. She coached field hockey, basketball and softball teams at the grade school level through college and adult leagues.

Lorraine is currently a Senior Human Resources Manager in the Federal Government. She is responsible for the development of aspiring and current leaders in her organization which includes succession planning, mentoring, coaching and continued professional education.

She has an extensive background in the design and development of training for adult learners. Her professional and personal philosophy in life is, “It’s all about the relationship” and is a member of her Agency’s coaching cadre working with leaders regarding their career development.

Lorraine is married to her life partner of 20 years, Heather Scanlon, and lives in Flourtown.

Commencement Regalia - Cap and Gown

Graduation Fair in the Bookstore April 4 - 8, 2016

Students participating in the academic procession and ceremony must wear a cap and gown. See regalia policy.

You will order/reserve your graduation outfits online at Jostens. Deadline to order regalia: March 28.

You will only order/reserve your regalia on the link, and will pay for it upon pick up at the store when we notify you that they are available to pick up.

The price of the complete bachelor outfit is $40 + 6% tax.

  • Those that miss the web pre-order deadline, will be notified when our bulk "non-pre-ordered" outfits arrive.
  • The bulk order will be limited in sizes, mainly for those grads who got the OK to graduate late in the semester.

We strongly suggest you take advantage of the pre-order link on the Jostens site to make sure you get the size you want.

Commencement Class Rings and Photo Packages

Class RingsJostens college rings can be ordered at Bookstore between now and Commencement.

Photography: Graduation portraits by Warren Keith Photography. The cost of the portrait package $54.95, tax included. Please contact Marv Kay in the Bookstore.

Visit or call the Bookstore for further information.


Reception in Lares Building following the ceremony.  All graduates, guests, faculty and staff are invited.


Will be available for purchase at Commencement.

Students and families will also be able to order Commencement flowers here.