1,605 Degrees to be Conferred at December Commencement Ceremony
Graduates range in age from 20 – 65
MEDIA OPP FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 AT 11 AM
The 19 th Annual Winter Commencement ceremony at Stony Brook University will recognize graduating undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Attendees can expect:
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. to deliver his commencement address.
Graduates that range from the age of 20 – 65 including:
Brian Yang , award-winning hacking competitor and Alec Day , President of Stony Brook Game Developers and member of the underrepresented community in STEM fields. Both will receive a bachelor's in Computer Science
Emily Ostrander , who began taking courses at Stony Brook since she was 15, will graduate with a bachelor's from the English Honors Program. Emily has been deemed one of the best TAs ever to assist in the English Department and will continue to use her teaching abilities as a children’s librarian in the public library system of New York after graduation.
Issac Nyandwi , the sole survivor of ethnic persecution in his home country of Berundi, has proven to thrive despite having to overcome adversity will receive a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and begin medical school in fall 2017.
EOP/AIM students Anel Gomez and Arafun Azad , who credit their academic and personal successes to advising, mentorship and the support received through the program, will receive bachelors in history/sociology and psychology, respectively.
A total of 1,605 degrees to be conferred as follows*:
835 Bachelor Degrees
620 Master’s Degrees
120 Doctoral and Professional Degrees
For more information visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/commencement/
The Island Federal Credit Union Arena; Stony Brook University
Live Stream: www.stonybrook.edu/live
RSVP with email@example.com and to secure press pass
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.
From West, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. To find the campus via GPS, enter the address "100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790."
*Numbers are subject to change