ESF's December Convocation Recognizes Students
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Seventy-four undergraduates and about 45 graduate students will receive their degrees Dec. 11 during the December Convocation of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).
The mid-year ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus.
Seventy-four students are eligible to receive bachelor of science degrees.
Some 40 students were expected to have completed the requirements for the degrees of master of science, master of professional studies, and master of landscape architecture. Seven more were expected to receive doctor of philosophy degrees. Some of the students completed their course requirements in August.
Dr. Donald J. Leopold, a professor in ESF's Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology, will be the keynote speaker. Leopold is a dendrologist who was named a Distinguished Teaching Professor earlier this year by the SUNY board of trustees. He joined the ESF faculty in 1985.
ESF's mid-year Convocation was established in 1985 to recognize the growing number of students who complete their degree requirements and leave campus to work or pursue further education, which makes it impossible for them to return for traditional commencement ceremonies in May.
Following convocation, there will be a reception in Alumni Lounge in Marshall Hall. At 6 p.m., the college will hold its annual December Soiree dinner-dance at the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse.