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ESF to Confer Degrees at May 14 Commencement

Commencement exercises to take place in Carrier Dome
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will confer about 370 degrees during joint Commencement exercises with Syracuse University May 14 in the Carrier Dome.

During the ceremony, ESF will confer 291 bachelor’s degrees, 59 master’s degrees and nine doctoral degrees. The college also awards associate in applied science degrees at its Ranger School in the Adirondack community of Wanakena. Thirty-seven students in the forest technology and land surveying technology programs will receive degrees during a ceremony May 20 at Clifton-Fine High School.

Commencement weekend festivities in Syracuse begin May 13 at 10 a.m. with curriculum-specific receptions for degree candidates, their guests and members of the ESF college community.

The college’s traditional convocation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates will be honored. During the convocation, faculty honors will be bestowed upon the top students in each of the college’s discipline areas.

An honorary degree will be bestowed upon Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who founded the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as an undergraduate at Vassar College.

On May 14, a continental breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. in the Marshall Hall Alumni Lounge, followed by a recognition ceremony for advanced degree candidates.

Joint commencement exercises with SU will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. Class Marshals leading the ESF degree candidates in the Commencement procession are Jessica K. Fox of Canandaigua and Jessica L. Herrington of Hyde Park. The class valedictorian is Timothy I. McAbee of Liverpool, and the salutatorian is Donald W. Clark of Liverpool.

Faculty honors will be bestowed upon. Fox (environmental studies); Alexander C. Studdert of Parish (environmental and forest biology, program in aquatic and fisheries science); Laura L. Wayne of Skaneateles (environmental and forest biology, program in biotechnology); Aaron R. Marcus of West Newton, Mass. (environmental and forest biology, program in conservation biology); Andrew A. Stergio of Staten Island (environmental and forest biology, program in environmental biology); Audrey E. Saper of Nyack (environmental and forest biology, program in natural history and interpretation); Miranda M. Monica of Theresa (environmental and forest biology, program in wildlife science); Andrew Morrison of Tillson (environmental and forest biology, joint option in forest ecosystems science); McAbee (forest and natural resources management, program in forest resources management); Kristin L. Janke of Marathon (forest and natural resources management, program in natural resources management); Erik J. Olsen of Granville (paper science and engineering, program in paper science); Christopher L. Gassner of Syracuse (paper science and engineering, program in paper engineering); Clark (construction management and wood products engineering, program in construction management); Matthew F. Brady of Washingtonville (construction management and wood products engineering, program in wood products engineering); Tia L. Hastings of North Syracuse (environmental resources and forest engineering); Christina Maglaras of West Nyack (environmental resources and forest engineering, division of environmental science); Jennifer A. Liberatore of Brewerton (chemistry); Brian E. Post of Newton Highlands, Mass. (landscape architecture).

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Release No.  xx, 5/03/06


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