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Commencement 2015

University-Wide Ceremonies | Rockefeller College Graduate Recognition Ceremony | Rockefeller College Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony

Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony

Sunday, May 17, 2015
1:30pm
(Reception for students, family and friends immediately
before the ceremony at 12:30pm in the Draper Hall courtyard)

Page Hall Auditorium
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

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Seating is limited to 4 guests per graduate.  Students who have applied to graduate must pick up their tickets at the Undergraduate Contact Office (Humanities B16) from April 13-16 during the following times: 10:00 a.m.—7:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m.—6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. on Friday (please note the time change). Students who plan to graduate in August 2015 but would like to walk this May should contact Zakhar Berkovich (zberkovich@albany.edu) or Anne Hildreth (ahildreth@albany.edu) regarding their tickets.  Students who would like to request additional tickets should contact Zakhar Berkovich.  You will be notified by April 24 if we are able to accommodate your request. 

No student may participate without full regalia.

Keynote Speaker

Grad Commencement Speaker

Prior to joining the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in the summer of 2012, Dean Salkin was the Raymond & Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, as well as Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. Dean Salkin is co-chair of the NYS Bar Association's Standing Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar and she was a member of the City Bar's Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession. She is a past chair of the American Association of Law School's State & Local Government Law Section, and is the author of hundreds of books, articles and columns including a recent piece in the Journal of Legal Education on incorporating best practices into the teaching of land use law. She served two terms as an appointed member of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.

If you or any of your guests require special accommodations, please contact Zakhar Berkovich at 518-442-5255 or zberkovich@albany.edu by May 8.



Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, May 16, 2015
6:00pm
(Reception for students, family and friends immediately
following the ceremony in the Draper Hall courtyard)

Page Hall Auditorium
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Campus Map & Driving Directions

Keynote Speaker

Grad Commencement Speaker

John D. Porcari is Senior Vice President and National Director of Strategic Consulting for Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global professional services, planning, engineering and construction services firm. Services provided by Parsons Brinckerhoff Strategic Consulting include P3 public advisory and investor advisory services, value capture analysis, project development, asset management, policy and research.

Prior to joining Parson Brinckerhoff, John served as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation.  As Deputy Secretary, John served as the department's Chief Operating Officer, with day-to-day responsibility for DOT's 10 operating administrations, 55,000 employees worldwide and a $77 billion operating budget.  John chaired the department's Credit Council, responsible for TIFIA, RRIF and Private Activity Bond allocations, as well as chairing the TIGER grant Senior Review Team and the Freight Policy Council.  Porcari's responsibilities also included serving as DOT lead in implementing NextGen—the next generation air traffic control system, America's single largest infrastructure investment. Read more.

If you or any of your guests require special accommodations, please contact Sheena Kelly at 518-442-5249 or skelly2@albany.edu by May 8.