CNBC’s Sharon Epperson Will Be Carlow University’s Commencement Speaker

Carlow University announced Sharon Epperson, a CNBC correpondent, will be the speaker at Carlow’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9.

University Communications For Immediate Release
Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations April 08, 2015
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Pittsburgh Native and CNBC Correspondent Will Be Featured Speaker on May 9

Carlow University announced Sharon Epperson, a CNBC correspondent, will be the speaker for its Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.  The ceremony begins with the academic procession at 12:45 p.m.

A Pittsburgh native, Epperson serves as CNBC’s Personal Finance Correspondent and Senior Commodities Correspondent. She also regularly contributes to NBC’s “Today” and, as well as NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CNBC’s “On the Money,” and Public Television’s “Nightly Business Report.”

Epperson received the Alliance for Women in Media’s 2014 Gracie Award for Outstanding Online Host for her “Financial Advisor Playbook” video series on She won the Vanguard Award from the National Urban League Guild and the All-Star Award from the Association of Women in Communications. The New York Festivals, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and the National Association of Black Journalists have also honored Epperson with various awards.

Numerous publications have featured Epperson’s personal financial expertise, such as USA Weekend, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Self, Essence, Ebony, and TIME.

Committed to improving financial literacy, Epperson frequently speaks at conferences and events for local and national organizations, colleges and universities. Her book, The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award.

Epperson enjoys working with students as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs. Her course on professional development for graduate students interested in media careers focuses on the importance of budgeting and building long-term savings.

Epperson received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and government from Harvard University and her master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She resides in Westchester County, N.Y. with her husband and two children.


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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carlow University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Carlow University is a comprehensive master’s institution dedicated to learner-centered education at the collegiate levels and at the elementary school level in the Campus School of Carlow University.




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