Meghan Ferraro, of Brookville, who is graduating with a doctorate in education degree in educational and school psychology, was the graduate ceremony student speaker.

She has been a student at IUP in the Educational and School Psychology Department since 2007 when she began her master's degree program. Since that time, she has been in the top five percent of her class and is described by her faculty as "a leader among her peers" throughout her studies at IUP.