Celebrating the Class of 2021

rows of graduates at commencement

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business celebrates the Class of 2021 across its three schools—the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Hotel Administration (SHA).

Below are some of the highlights from this year’s commencement celebrations, including inspiring messages from the deans and select jubilant photos.

For more images of festivities and messages from students and alumni celebrating the Class of 2021, see the @TheDysonSchool@CornellMBA, and @Cornell_SHA Instagram accounts and join us in congratulating all of them!

Dean Andrew Karolyi

“Strive for the highest quality no matter what the task,” says Andrew Karolyi, dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. “Courageously experiment with new ideas and approaches. Lean into the DNA of Cornell towards thinking about the ultimate responsibility as a business for people and society at large.”

Dyson

Edward McLaughlin, interim dean of the Dyson School, offers advice for the Class of 2021. “Strong character and resilience outclasses adversity every time,” he says.

Apekshita Alkesh in graduation cap
Group of Dyson graduates

Students, faculty, and staff shared videos and photos that were posted on Dyson’s Instagram channel.

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Johnson

Mark Nelson, dean of Johnson, offers his congratulations to the Class of 2021 and reflects on their time at Cornell University. “You also showed a remarkable level of care and compassion for your fellow classmates and other members of our school, college, and university,” he says.

graduate holding strawberry pastry that says congrats
group of Johnson graduates posing on staircase

Students, faculty, and staff shared videos and photos that were posted on Johnson’s Instagram channel.

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SHA

Kate Walsh, dean of SHA, expresses her appreciation for the Class of 2021. “I love the Class of 2021’s Hotelie heart,” she says.

SHA graduates toasting with bottles of sparkling cider
smiling group of sha graduates posing for a picture at baseball stadium

Students, faculty, and staff shared videos and photos that were posted on SHA’s Instagram channel.

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