OSWEGO -- JFK special counsel Theodore C. Sorensen,
William B. Davis of the Metropolitan Development Foundation of Central
New York, and Lee S. Shulman of the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching will speak at SUNY Oswego's 143rd Commencement
on May 15.
All three will receive honorary doctoral degrees
from the State University of New York.
Nearly 1,350 candidates for SUNY Oswego bachelor's
and master's degrees this month and in August are eligible to
participate in the dual graduation ceremonies in Romney Field House: 9
a.m. for the College of Arts and Sciences and 1:30 p.m. for the School
of Business and School of Education.
Sorensen, an attorney, best-selling author and
special counsel to President John F. Kennedy, and Davis, formerly
chairman and chief executive officer of Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. and
chairman of National Grid USA, will address the morning ceremony.
Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement of Teaching, will speak at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.
Oswego's dual graduation exercises feature personal
recognition of each of the candidates as they ascend to the stage to
receive their diploma and a congratulatory handshake from President
Deborah F. Stanley while their names are read.
Admission for spectators is by ticket, with each
candidate for graduation receiving five tickets to distribute to family
and friends. Tickets are distributed in the College Bookstore in Hewitt
Union, along with caps and gowns.
A reception for graduates and guests will follow
each ceremony in Laker Hall. The Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition will
be on display in Tyler Hall between the ceremonies, from 10 a.m. to 1