CSI Producer Phil Conserva ’95 to speak at 2012 Commencement

Phil Conserva, co-producer of the hit TV series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," will be the keynote speaker at the Roanoke College Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. on the John R. Turbyfill '53 Quadrangle. Conserva graduated from Roanoke College in 1995 with an English major and a communications concentration.

During Commencement, honorary degrees will be awarded to Robert Wortmann '60 and Mary Wortmann, both of Upper Saddle River, N.J., along with Brooks Whitehurst, of New Bern, N.C., and Maynard Turk '49, of Greenville, Del.

The Roanoke College baccalaureate ceremony will be held Friday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the
C. Homer Bast Center, with the Rev. Paul Henrickson as the featured speaker. Henrickson is the College's Timothy L. Pickle Dean of the Chapel.

Conserva has been a producer on CSI since the show's inception in 2000. Previously, he worked on the Chicago Hope series. Conserva also is involved in environmental issues. He works closely with Agrifuels, a Connecticut-based biofuel company that encourages touring musicians to use eco-friendly fuel for their travel. Conserva recently accepted an award on behalf of CSI from the Environmental Media Association recognizing the company's efforts to educate on environmental issues.

More information about Commencement activities can be found at www.roanoke.edu/commencement.

Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast" and U.S. News & World Report includes Roanoke on its "Up-and-coming National Liberal Arts Colleges" list.

Released: March 27, 2012
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