Penn State York to celebrate fall commencement on Dec. 15

Open microphone tradition continues for students to share a brief message with the audience
African Amercian female with long hair at microphone during commencement ceremony

Takira McDowell, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies, takes advantage of the open microphone opportunity during the Penn State York fall commencement in December 2022.  The tradition of allowing students to speak for a moment continues on Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., when the campus holds commencement in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — Penn State York is celebrating its annual fall commencement on Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the campus. Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II is the commencement speaker.

Rehmeyer is the past president of the CGA Law Firm based in York, Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 10 years. Additionally, he is a member of the firm’s executive committee and has been for 20 years. The CGA Law Firm serves clients throughout South Central Pennsylvania. Rehmeyer provides counsel in a variety of areas including business entity formation, business and estate planning, personal matters, intellectual property, and real estate matters (residential and commercial purchases, sale, leases, financing and settlements), among others.

Rehmeyer is a graduate of Penn State Dickinson Law, where he earned a juris doctorate and graduated cum laude. He also holds a bachelor of arts in economics from California State University at Long Beach and graduated with honors. He is a member of the Woolsack Honor Society and was editor and author of the Dickinson Law Review. He serves on the Penn State York Advisory Board as a member and general counsel, the Executive Committee, and Community Engagement Advisory Group. He is also involved with the Graham Fellows Program for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Penn State York.

In addition to hearing from Rehmeyer, Penn State York will continue its open microphone tradition, which affords graduates a brief opportunity to address the audience for a moment.

The campus will award associate and baccalaureate degrees during the program. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For those who cannot attend the event, Penn State York’s commencement can be viewed on Comcast cable channel 18 or streaming live on the campus website.