Binghamton University to hold commencement ceremonies May 21-22
BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will award three honorary degrees during Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 21 -22, in 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 5:00 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 to be held at 8:30 a.m. on 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 3:30 p.m. afternoon ceremony and Chen, a landmark researcher in the field of stress analysis applied to miniature electromechanical components, as well as in advance packaging technology, will speak at the professional schools ceremony scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on that same day.
Student speakers at the commencement ceremonies include Nicole Rouhana, who will speak at the Graduate School ceremony; Sharif Khalil who will speak at the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Harpur College ceremony; Yann Ilboudo, who will speak at the professional schools ceremony at 12:00 p.m., and Nathan Satin who will speak at the 3:30 p.m. Harpur College ceremony.
Overall, Binghamton University will confer approximately 3,240 degrees for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates during Commencement ceremonies.
The 2011 Commencement ceremonies schedule:
Saturday, May 21
5 p.m. The Graduate School (Masters and Doctoral candidates)
Sunday, May 22
8:30 a.m. Harpur College of Arts and Sciences (morning ceremony)
12 p.m. Professional Schools (College of Community and Public Affairs, Decker School of Nursing, School of Management and Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science)
3:30 p.m. Harpur College of Arts and Sciences (afternoon ceremony)
A full schedule of recognition ceremonies for individual schools and residence communities is planned for Saturday, May 21:
8:30 a.m. Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
- Division of Humanities
9 a.m. College of Community and Public Affairs
Osterhout Concert Theater , Anderson Center
9 a.m. Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
11 a.m. Harpur College of Arts and Sciences -
Division of Sciences & Mathematics
1 p.m. Decker School of Nursing
Osterhout Concert Theatre, Anderson Center
1: 30 p.m. School of Management
West Gym - reception: 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. Harpur College of Arts and Sciences -
Division of Social Sciences
3:30 p.m. Educational Opportunity Program
Watters Theater, Fine Arts Building
4 p.m. College-In-The-Woods
CIW Dining Hall
4 p.m. Dickinson
Dickinson Dining Hall
4 p.m. Hillside - Susquehanna
4 p.m. Hinman
Hinman Dining Hall
4 p.m. Mountainview
Appalachian Dining Hall
4 p.m. Newing