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Chaifetz School Recognizes 2022 Graduates at Pre-Commencement

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University will recognize 323 spring and summer 2022 graduates at the School’s annual Pre-Commencement ceremony on May 20 at 2:30 p.m. The event will livestream from Chaifetz Arena on slu.edu, the Chaifetz School’s Facebook page and Saint Louis University’s YouTube channel.

“As our graduates move on to the next stage of their lives, they should know that they are now, and will forever be, members of the Billiken community,” said Barnali Gupta, Edward Jones Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business. “The Chaifetz School stands ready to support these new alumni throughout their careers, with lifelong learning and career support, as they go from their first job to the C-Suite and beyond.”

A student in graduation robes holds a Saint Louis University diploma frame

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University will honor spring and summer 2022 graduates at the School's annual Pre-commencement ceremony on May 20.


The school will honor 194 undergraduate students and 129 graduate students earning their degrees in spring and summer 2022 during the Chaifetz School ceremony. Graduates will then join other members of the SLU community at the University Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 21 at Chaifetz Arena. 

“It is the purpose-filled, mission-driven environment that makes earning a business degree from the Chaifetz School of Business so unique,” said graduating senior and student pre-commencement speaker Marissa Oxendine. “In one way or another, we were all called to Saint Louis University because the mission of being in service to humanity for the greater good appealed to us.”
 
As an undergraduate, Oxendine co-founded AspireSTL, a student organization within the Chaifetz School that aims to promote opportunities for women and minorities in business.  In 2021-2022, Chaifetz School students also established Billiken Career Closet as a free resource for professional clothing on campus for SLU students and created Mission Meets the Market Week as a week-long celebration of the School’s unique mission to educate ethical business leaders for others.   

Oxendine and her fellow graduates in the Chaifetz School’s Class of 2022 join a network of over 25,000 Chaifetz School alumni living around the world. 

about the richard a. chaifetz school of business

Founded in 1910, the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University has shaped the future of industry for more than a century as one of the oldest business schools west of the Mississippi. Today, SLU's business school continues to build on its reputation as a leader in business education through its commitment to inclusion, innovation and impact. The Chaifetz School’s undergraduate and graduate programs have been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Poets&Quants and The Princeton Review.