SMFA Commencement 2015

SMFA Commencement Ceremony
May 17, 2015
6-7:30 pm
Shapiro Courtyard
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Commencement 2015 Student Speakers

Each year, a student speaker is chosen to give brief remarks of roughly three minutes at the School's commencement ceremony in May. The student speaker must exhibit character, leadership, and commitment to his or her practice, and be a member of the graduating class.

Congratulations to this year's student speakers:

Commencement 2015 Faculty Speaker

Congratulations to this year's faculty speaker:

Commencement 2015 Guest Speaker (Click to view speech transcript)

Jordan Kretchmer, founder and CEO of Livefyre, delivered an inspirational commencement address to the graduates of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard.

Named to Inc’s 35 Under 35 and the San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40 in 2014, Kretchmer founded Livefyre—a San Francisco-based startup that helps global brands and companies launch creative websites that build their audiences—in December 2009, and has overseen its growth to 160 employees and over $67M in venture financing. Before founding Livefyre, Kretchmer was the Vice President of Brand at Current TV where he led brand re-development for the media company. Previously, he was the Digital Creative Director at Butler Shine Stern and Partners, and Vice President/Associate Creative Director at Mullen Advertising. 

Kretchmer is a sought after speaker at industry events, having spoken at SXSW Interactive, Social Media World Forum, OMMA Social, Digital Hollywood, Social Data Week, Brand Innovators, Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, and the American Magazine Conference. Kretchmer has also been published in Adweek, Marketing Land, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Mashable, among other publications.

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