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Tiffin University’s 2018 Commencement Keynote Address

Commencement – Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 2 p.m.

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, TIFFIN, OH—Donna Graves, who is Co-Founder, CEO and President of NCompass International, will deliver the keynote address during Tiffin University’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Graves is a seasoned marketing professional with extensive global award winning brand activation experience with fortune 500 companies.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and will be held in TU’s Heminger Center located at 350 Miami Street.  Approximately 3,000 guests are expected, including graduates who represent both undergraduate and graduate students.

About Donna Graves

When Donna Graves co-founded NCompass International, Inc. in 2003, she had years of experience developing successful, award-winning promotion & marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Since its inception, NCompass (WBENC certified) has garnered unparalleled experiential marketing results for Activision, Best Buy, Microsoft, Citi, 7-Eleven, P&G, Toyota, Turner, DirecTV & many more.

NCompass creates WOW moments that inspire connections between people and brands around the globe. The NCompass team is a diverse group of talented and dedicated professionals who share a passion for the business of creating business.

NCompass has been and continues to be recognized with top industry awards in promotion, interactive/engagement marketing initiatives (over 50 global awards) including 22 ExAwards (11 different categories/7 different clients) and has been honored along with client Activision with the world’s single top event marketing honor, THE GRAND EX for Call Of DutyXP. NCompass was also awarded a Cannes Lion for Branded Content & Entertainment–the largest, most prestigious award in the world of creative communication and an EFFIE for Branded Entertainment, 8 Reggie Awards, 6 Globe Awards and 7 Game Marketing Awards.

Donna’s role at NCompass is that of a forward-thinking innovator and motivator. She consistently demonstrates an ability to put a creative spin on any program to yield maximum results for her clients which has earned her a loyal and dedicated following.

Her specialties include strategic development, creative and effective execution solutions and exceeding ROI. Her specific expertise includes lifestyle marketing (music, gaming, film, television, sports, health/beauty, digital and technology) and integrated marketing across multiple mediums and disciplines

A Penn State graduate in marketing and co-captain of the women’s varsity tennis team, Donna now channels her competitive spirit into developing ground breaking marketing and promotional local, national and global campaigns for her clients. Donna does not distinguish between friends and clients, and her dedication and drive continue to inspire loyalty and admiration from both.

Residing in Los Angeles with her husband Donnie and adopted pups, Donna continues to explore and experience new local and global opportunities.  She co-founded Nectar of the Dogs Wine (offering limited edition wines with proceeds benefiting dog rescue groups), sits on the advisory board for XLive (formerly IMFCON), and has spoken at a variety of industry conferences.

“Tiffin University is honored that Ms. Graves has agreed to serve as our 2018 commencement speaker,” said TU President Lillian Schumacher. “Because of her inspiring career achievements, I am confident that our graduates and their families will benefit greatly from her message.”

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