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University Hosts Veteran Commencement
Syracuse University will honor the 198 graduating student veterans at its veteran commencement ceremony in the Miron Room of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m.
The graduates represent 46 different majors from all of the University’s schools and colleges with the master’s of business administration and master’s of public administration programs boasting the largest enrollments.
Vice Chancellor J. Michael Haynie will introduce the ceremony’s keynote speaker, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dwayne Murray, an alumnus of the class of 1997. Murray served in several tactical, operational and strategic assignments throughout his military career, with duty assignments in Germany, South Korea, Texas and Washington State. Murray has also served on multiple assignments in conjunction with the National Security Agency.
Kierston Whaley, an army veteran and accounting major graduating from the Whitman School of Management, will deliver the student address.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.