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ESF to confer 450 degrees at May 13 joint Commencement with SU
ESF to confer 450 degrees at May 13 joint Commencement with SUMay 21, 2001Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will confer 450 degrees during joint commencement exercises with Syracuse University May 13 in the Carrier Dome.
During the May 13 ceremony, ESF will confer 283 bachelor’s degrees, 126 master’s degrees and about 41 doctoral degrees. The College also awards associate in applied science degrees at its Ranger School in the Adirondack community of Wanakena. Thirty-six students in the forest technology program will receive degrees during a ceremony May 19 at Clifton-Fine High School.
Commencement weekend festivities in Syracuse begin with the annual year-in-review slide show hosted by the senior class. The show will be held at 1 p.m. May 12, and can be seen in both the Marshall Hall Auditorium and in Room 005 of Illick Hall. A reception for degree candidates, their families and friends, faculty and staff members will be at 2 p.m. May 12 in Moon Library.
The college’s traditional Commencement Convocation will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. Baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral candidates will be honored. During the convocation, faculty honors will be bestowed upon the top student in each of the College’s discipline areas.
On May 13, a continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. in Marshall Hall Alumni Lounge, followed by a recognition ceremony for advanced degree candidates.
Joint Commencement exercises with SU will begin at 10 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. Class Marshals leading the ESF degree candidates in the commencement procession are Roanne E. Bosch of South Wales and Matthew M. Renaud of Kingston. The class valedictorian is Sasha D. Hafner of McGraw and the salutatorian is Deanna M. Ripstein of East Amherst.
Faculty honors will be bestowed upon Hafner (environmental and forest biology); John D. Hyde of Clifton Park (construction management and wood products engineering); Patrick R. Kelly of Liberty (landscape architecture); Diane H. Kiernan of Auburn (forestry); Rick D. Kriner of Homer (paper science and engineering); Meredith L. Massey of Somers Point, N.J. (dual option in environmental and forest biology/forest resources management); Ripstein (environmental studies); David L. Rockwell of Syracuse (chemistry); and Karen A. Sinko of Tully (environmental resources and forest engineering).