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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.
DARRYL L. MACKEY '86
"Today is a special day for me, as well as for so many of you who have worked hard for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful convocation program."
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"My Child Life degree from Utica College has prepared me well for my career as a Child Life Specialist. Not only did I get a thorough background in child growth and development, I was also prepared through classes and a range of fieldwork assignments. I remember how exciting it was to actually relate theory into practice." "My Child Life degree from Utica College has prepared me well for my career as a Child Life Specialist. Not only did I get a thorough background in child growth and development, I was also prepared through classes such as Anatomy and Physiology and Medicines and Pediatrics, which has been a great asset in working in a health care profession. Fieldwork hours with both healthy and hospitalized children including a wide range of ages and abilities were an invaluable experience. I remember how exciting it was during my internship when I was able to actually relate theory into practice."
Sarah MacDonald '97
Child Life Specialist
Child Life Specialist