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Spring 2004 Commencement

May 9

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry conferred 274 degrees during joint Commencement exercises with Syracuse University May 9 in the Carrier Dome.

During the ceremony, ESF conferred 191 bachelor’s degrees, 73 master’s degrees and 10 doctoral degrees. The college also awards associate in applied science degrees at its Ranger School in the Adirondack community of Wanakena. Forty-two students in the forest technology program will receive degrees during a ceremony May 22 at Clifton-Fine High School.

Commencement weekend festivities in Syracuse began May 8 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 was held Saturday at the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates were honored. During the convocation, faculty honors were bestowed upon the top students in each of the college’s discipline areas.

On May 9, a continental breakfast was served in the Marshall Hall Alumni Lounge, followed by a recognition ceremony for advanced degree candidates.

Joint commencement exercises with SU began at 10 a.m. in the Carrier Dome. Class Marshals leading the ESF degree candidates in the Commencement procession were Angela M. Eddy of Fishkill and Laura A. Eiselen of New Hyde Park. The class valedictorian was Andreanna J. King of Lansing, Mich., and the salutatorian was Kirsten K. Coe of Baltimore, Md.

Faculty honors were bestowed upon Coraline Falco of Syracuse (environmental studies); King (environmental and forest biology); Joseph M. Chairvolotti of Hastings (forest and natural resources management); Joshua P. Lewis of East Syracuse (program in biotechnology); Stephen M. McGrail of Walton (joint option environmental and forest biology/forest and natural resources management); Sean J. Lammerts of Nassau (environmental resources and forest engineering); Nadia N. Bennett of Central Square (division of environmental science); Anthony J. Maciejewski of North Collins (paper science and engineering); Meghan A. Bosher of Burlington, Vt. (landscape architecture); Heather M. Conway of Warsaw (chemistry); and James D. Daggett of Clay (construction management and wood products engineering).

Read More: Syracuse.com story HERE. Syracuse.com opinion piece, "Hearts and Minds," HERE.

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