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Yahaira Rivera, seen near the campus Peace Quad, is one of thousands who will play a role in Commencement weekend. Rivera will receive a master's degree in education.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
University to host Commencement ceremonies this weekend
May 17, 2011Tweet
Binghamton University will confer about 3,240 degrees for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates during Commencement ceremonies May 21-22 at the Events Center.
Honorary doctorates will be awarded to Terence M. Keane and Owen C. Pell, both alumni, and David W. Orr. A University Medal will be awarded to William Chen.
A preeminent researcher, scholar and clinician, Keane will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree and speak at the Graduate School ceremony to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Pell, senior partner at White & Case LLP in New York City, will receive the honorary Doctor of Laws and speak at the Harpur College morning ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22. In addition, Orr, educator and writer at the forefront of the green campus concept, will receive the honorary Doctor of Science and speak at the Harpur College ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Chen, a landmark researcher in the field of stress analysis applied to miniature electromechanical components, as well as in advanced packaging technology, will speak at the professional schools ceremony scheduled for noon on that same day.
Student speakers at the Commencement ceremonies are: Nicole Rouhana, who will speak at the Graduate School ceremony; Sharif Khalil who will speak at the Harpur College morning ceremony; Yann Ilboudo, who will speak at the professional schools ceremony; and Nathan Satin, who will speak at the Harpur College afternoon ceremony.
Recognition ceremonies for individual schools and residential communities will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21.