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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.
MARK P. SALSBURY '79
"Here at UC, the journey is immersing yourself in the college experience, both academically and through participation in student activities.."
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"I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College." "As a returning adult student, I felt the program was perfect. The class size was small allowing for individual attention when I needed it. I always felt known and accepted as an individual, not just a number among many. The professors were encouraging and helpful in many areas, not just academics. They took a personal interest in us as people, not just students. When I had a difficult time, my professors gave me the extra little push that I needed to continue. I can honestly say, that I am a better person for having received my education from Utica College. Today I teach high school mathematics and also a course at HCCC. The education I received at Utica College has prepared me well for my position teaching the higher math courses in high school. Returning to college to obtain my Bachelor Degree in mathematics was the one of the best decision I ever made. Choosing Utica College made that decision even better."
Diane Roberts '02
High School Math Teacher
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