Around 1,400 graduate in first Campus Center Commencement

grads wavingThe first Commencement in the new Campus Center sent about 1,400 graduates into the world with style.

In addition to President Deborah F. Stanley, guest speakers included U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who addressed both ceremonies, and three Presidential Medal winners. The morning graduation for the College of Arts and Sciences featured Presidential Medal recipient the Rev. Richard Rice, a civil rights advocate and tireless community organizer. Two Presidential Medal recipients, both Oswego alumni, addressed the afternoon ceremony for the School of Business and School of Education: John McLoughlin, class of 1975, a 9/11 hero whose experience was turned into the major motion picture “World Trade Center”; and Dr. Barbara Shineman, class of 1965, a longtime educator, retired Oswego professor and active volunteer.

Viewers around Oswego County will be able to catch rebroadcasts of the ceremonies on Wednesday, May 30, on Time Warner Cable Channel 96. The College of Arts and Sciences graduation will re-air at 6 p.m. with the School of Education and School of Business ceremony following at 8 p.m.

The new Campus Center received rave reviews from speakers and visitors alike in its inaugural Commencement celebrations.

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(Posted: May 18, 2007)