Mount Union Commencement to be Held May 10

April 29, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union will hold its 168th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10 in Peterson Field House.

At 1:30 p.m., the University will begin the Commencement procession in which more than 460 students will participate. Members of the Class of 1964 will also participate in the ceremony as part of this year’s 50th reunion festivities.

Featured speaker for this year’s Commencement is Nancy Hill ’79, president and CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s). During her address, Hill will discuss “How do you want your eggs? – Empowerment vs. entitlement.”

Hill’s advertising career began in 1983 at Doner/Baltimore, where she worked for 10 years. She then was employed by TBWA/Chiat/Day in both St. Louis and Los Angeles. After that, Hill moved to San Francisco to work for Goldberg Moser O’Neill (became Hill Holiday in 2001). Then she worked at BBDO as the executive vice president and managing director before being hired as the CEO of Lowe New York, and finally joining the 4A’s in 2008.

Since becoming president and CEO of 4A’s in 2008, Hill has led the organization’s efforts on diversity through talent development, recruitment and media buying guidelines. Under her command, the 4A’s provides leadership, advocacy and guidance to the advertising community.

Hill has earned many awards and recognitions. She received the “Changing the Game Award” from the Advertising Women of New York. Advertising Age honored her as one of the “Women to Watch” and one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising History.” The Arthritis Foundation and the Girl Scouts have both named her a “Woman of Distinction.”

Still very involved in the community, Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of The Partnership at, The Ad Council, The National Advertising Review Council, TORCH, AdColor, The Digital Advertising Alliance, The Marcus Graham Project, the Board of People Helping People and is a University of Mount Union Trustee.

For more details, see the University Marshal Page.

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