Commencement 2016: May 14Posted: May 2, 2016
Buffalo State College will confer degrees on 1,938 undergraduate and 489 graduate students during its 144th commencement celebration, Saturday, May 14, in the Sports Arena.
The following graduates of the Class of 2016 will be honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in recognition of their academic and extracurricular achievements, leadership, and service: Devan Brady, Leanna Kalinowski, Elizabeth Malinowksi, and Saša Vann (undergraduate students), and Kenise Adams and Ashley Weselak (graduate students).
Vann will address the audiences at the morning and afternoon ceremonies as the recipient of the President’s Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student. Weselak will deliver an address at the evening ceremony as the recipient of the President’s Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student.
Kyle Bradstreet, ’02, ’04, writer and producer of “Mr. Robot,” will receive the Young Alumnus Achievement Award and deliver the commencement address at the morning and afternoon ceremonies. Catherine F. Collins, ’75, New York State Regent, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award and deliver the commencement address at the evening ceremony.
In addition, a SUNY Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters will be conferred at the afternoon ceremony to Madeline D. Davis, gay rights activist, author, musician, and actor. A Distinguished Alumnus Award will be granted at the afternoon ceremony to David J. Cywinski, ’87, orthopedics physician.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and join them in this special day by marching in the academic procession or by serving as a volunteer. Marchers and volunteer ushers are still welcome to register for the 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. ceremonies if they have not already done so.
Commencement 2016 Details
Saturday, May 14, 2016
December 2015 graduates, January 2016 graduates, May 2016 degree candidates, August 2016 degree candidates
10:00 a.m. morning baccalaureate ceremony
2:00 p.m. afternoon baccalaureate ceremony
6:00 p.m. master’s/C.A.S. ceremony
10:00 a.m. Kyle Bradstreet, ’02, ’04, writer and producer of “Mr. Robot”
2:00 p.m. Kyle Bradstreet, ’02, ’04, writer and producer of “Mr. Robot”
6:00 p.m. Catherine F. Collins, ’75, New York State Regent
Directions, maps, and parking for commencement visitors.
Unable to Attend in Person?
The printed program booklet distributed to graduates and guests and live video streaming of the ceremonies are posted on the Commencement website.
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