Sunday, May 21, 2017



Over 2,500 graduate from SUNY New Paltz

Celebrating graduates

NEW PALTZ – More than 2,500 SUNY New Paltz undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees over the weekend during a three-day commencement period from Friday through Sunday.

“Equipped with the intellectual tools, habits of mind and inquisitive spirit they’ve developed at New Paltz, today’s graduates are embarking on the next stage of their life’s voyage,” said College President Dr. Donald Christian.

Graduate student commencement took place first, on Friday, where some 600 students received their graduate degrees and certificates of advanced study in the arts, sciences, humanities, education, engineering and business.

On Saturday, the college celebrated graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest of New Paltz’s five academic schools. The graduates in that ceremony spent their time at New Paltz developing expertise in a wide array of fields and subjects including psychology, English, digital media and journalism, Black studies, communication disorders and economics.

The Sunday undergraduate commencement saw degrees awarded form the Schools of Business, Education, Fine and Performing Arts, and Science and Engineering.

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