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UC Welcomes New, Transfer Students with Convocation Ceremony
Daryl Mackey '86 to Give Keynote
Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern
Convocation marks official start of academic year
Utica, NY (08/22/2013)- The beginning of the 2013-14 academic year has finally arrived as Utica College welcomes another large group of new and returning students for the fall semester.
The start of the academic year always begins with an annual tradition that is true to UC’s students and faculty. The college’s Convocation Ceremony will take place Monday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m.
Just before the ceremony begins, faculty and new students process from Strebel Gardens to the Thomas H. Clark Athletic Center while the bell on top of Bell Hall tolls.
The Convocation Ceremony occurs the day before classes begin and lasts about 50 minutes as a formal introduction for new students. The Convocation serves as the official beginning of the new academic year.
“Convocation is a chance for the Utica College community to welcome our new students and wish them the best for the years to come,” said Judith Kirkpatrick, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Along with returning students, the college welcomes approximately 520 new freshman and 188 transfer students this fall.
Daryl Mackey Sr., a 1986 graduate of Utica College and the CEO of D & D Enterprize, LLC in Alexandria, Va. will deliver the convocation address to incoming students and faculty.
Mackey earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Utica College while also playing basketball for the Pioneers. Mackey also earned his master’s degree in education from Central Michigan University in 2000.
Mackey is a high school and adult education teacher in the Alexandria, VA area. He earned a Gold Star Teacher award in financial literacy in 2010 from the McGraw-Hill Companies.
All students are welcome to attend the convocation ceremony, which is followed by a barbecue in the academic quad.
Classes begin on Tuesday, Aug. 27
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, 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 programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.
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