Goldey-Beacom College Announces Commencement Schedule

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Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) officially kicks off Delaware’s graduation season with its 137th Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 3, 2024, in the gymnasium in the Joseph West Jones Center on the GBC campus.

• Processional Begins – 10:30 a.m.
• Commencement – 10:45 a.m.

o Student speaker Micah White ‘24
o Keynote speaker Howard Eskin

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Commencement speaker Howard Eskin is a sports radio personality for SportsRadio 94 WIP as well as a sports anchor for FOX 29 News in Philadelphia. The GBC Honorary Degree Committee along with the GBC Board of Trustees and President Colleen Perry Keith, will confer the honorary doctorate.

Eskin has broadcast nearly 8,000 shows on WIP, more than any other sports talker in the country. In addition to hosting the station’s top-rated Saturday morning talk show and appearing frequently on air throughout the week, Eskin co-hosts the station’s Philadelphia Eagles pre-game shows and serves as sideline reporter for the Eagles radio broadcasts. Dubbed the market’s “hardest working sportscaster” by local media for his eternal hustle on the job, Eskin has broken more sports stories than any one broadcaster in the Philadelphia market.

The two-time Emmy-Award winning sportscaster first made the transition from radio to television in 1982 when he joined CBS News Philadelphia (KYW-TV). Eskin later helped launch Fox29’s (WTXF-TV) Ten O’clock News as part of its original anchor team in 1986. Later, he rejoined KYW-TV in 1992 and then moved to WCAU-TV in 1996 where he hosted the station’s Sunday night sports show, Sports Final. In 2012, he rejoined FOX29 where he remains a host during football season. 

Among his many community honors, Eskin received the March of Dimes prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Achievement in Radio in 2010. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society named him “Man of the Year” in 2002 and the March of Dimes named Eskin its “Media Person of the Year” in 2003.

In 2022, Eskin was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, the Broadcast Pioneers’ Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

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