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Utica College to Hold Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Sunday

Sixty-fourth Cemmencement Ceremony for Utica College

Written By Alexis March '13, PR Intern

581 undergraduate students will participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony


Utica, NY (05/13/2013)
- 581 undergraduate students will be receiving their hard-earned diploma at Utica College’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Utica Auditorium. 

The commencement speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Eugene Robinson. He has written about high-profile stories throughout his career including the Patricia Hearst trial. Robinson was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in recognition of his columns that focused on the first African-American U.S. presidential candidate to win votes in the Electoral College, now-president Barack Obama. 

Robinson will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree at the ceremony.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Quynh Lam will also be awarded with a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree. Lam’s efforts as an educator in Vietnam has made the education of her students in Vietnam and students that travel to study at Utica College flourish.

The class of 2013’s valedictorian is Brandy Miller from Rome, NY. Miller has earned her degree in English and Adolescence Education. The salutatorian is Yulia Vabishchevich, a biology major, from Frankfort, NY.

For more information about the ceremony, visit www.utica.edu/commencement. 

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate degree programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


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