Notable Alumni Deliver 2019 Commencement Addresses

2019 UC Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Two notable UC alums delivered commencement addresses to the class of 2019.

Linda Bramblett ’89 and Joseph Martino ’08, G’10 served as the commencement speakers for Utica College’s undergraduate and graduate ceremonies, respectively, on Saturday, May 11.

Bramblett is the director of North American transportation for International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based products. She graduated from Utica College in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts/pre-engineering and went on to earn a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech. Over 25 years, she has served in numerous roles with International Paper. She has been in her current position since June 2018.

Martino is a supervising gaming operations inspector for the New York State Gaming Commission. He received his bachelor’s degree in economic crime investigation with a minor in economics, and a master’s of business administration in economic crime and fraud management from Utica College. Martino was previously a criminal investigator for Washington State Office of Fraud and Accountability assigned to detect social media trafficking of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Martino was also a state-licensed private investigator from 2010 to 2014.

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