ESF to confer degrees at May 13 Commencement ceremony
ESF to confer degrees at May 13 Commencement ceremonyMay 09, 2007SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will confer about 380 degrees during joint Commencement exercises with Syracuse University May 13 in the Carrier Dome.
During the ceremony, ESF will confer 294 bachelor’s degrees, about 70 master’s degrees and some 20 doctoral degrees. The college also awards associate in applied science degrees at its Ranger School in the Adirondack community of Wanakena. Thirty-two students in the forest technology and land surveying technology programs will receive degrees during a ceremony May 19 at Clifton-Fine High School.
Commencement weekend festivities in Syracuse begin at 10 a.m. May 12 with curriculum-specific receptions for degree candidates, their guests and members of the ESF college community.
The college’s traditional convocation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates will be honored and the Distinguished Alumni Award will be bestowed upon Curtis H. Bauer, ’50. During the convocation, faculty honors will be bestowed upon the top students in each of the college’s discipline areas.
On Sunday, May 13, a continental breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. in the Marshall Hall Alumni Lounge, followed by a recognition ceremony for advanced degree candidates.
Joint commencement exercises with SU will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. Class Marshals leading the ESF degree candidates in the Commencement procession are Stephen M. Fox of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Nicole V. Formoso of Monroe. Three students are designated as class valedictorians/scholars: Ashleigh Marie Simeone of Amsterdam, N.Y., Paul W. Simonin of Holland Patent and James J. Willacker of Ellenville.
Faculty honors will be bestowed upon Simeone (environmental studies), Simonin (aquatic and fisheries science), Irony C. Sade of Skaneateles (biotechnology), Wayne D. Prindle of Delphi Falls (conservation biology), Willacker (environmental biology), Deborah L. Diehl of Rochester (forest health), Fox (natural history and interpretation), Elizabeth J. St. Pierre of Morrisville (wildlife science), Anne C. Davis of Lake Katrine (joint option in forest ecosystems science), Rachel K. Skvarch of Syracuse (forest resources management), Michael A. Holdsworth of Hyde Park (natural resources management), Dina A. Kpeglo of Syracuse (paper engineering), Joshua R. Sheldon of Red Creek (construction management), Zachary R. Walton of Walworth (wood products engineering), Chad A. Hastings of North Syracuse (environmental resources and forest engineering), Sean P. Skrip of Rochester (environmental science), Gary D. Bonomo of Liverpool (chemistry), and Jean B. Gleisner of LaFayette (landscape architecture).