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Commencement 2014

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

Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony

Sunday, May 18, 2014
1:30pm
(Reception for students, family and friends immediately
before the ceremony at 12:30pm in the Page Hall courtyard)

Page Hall Auditorium
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Campus Map & Driving Directions

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 14-18, from 12-7pm. Students who plan to graduate in August 2014 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 23 if we are able to accommodate your request. 

No student may participate without full regalia

If you or any of your guests require special accommodations, please contact Kristin Hamel at 518-442-5244 or kmmason@albany.edu by May 9.

Keynote Speaker

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Mark A. Patterson, BA '84
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Mark A. Patterson is partner in the Washington, DC office of Perkins Coie LLP, a law firm with more than 900 lawyers and 20 offices across the United States and around the world.  He is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, the Washington, DC think tank.  Before joining Perkins Coie, Patterson served from 2009 – 2013 as chief of staff of the Department of the Treasury under Secretaries Timothy F. Geithner and Jacob J. Lew. He is the longest-serving chief of staff in Treasury history, and is a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Department's highest honor. [Read full bio



Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014
6:00pm
(Reception for students, family and friends immediately
following the ceremony in the Page Hall courtyard)

Page Hall Auditorium
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Campus Map & Driving Directions

If you or any of your guests require special accommodations, please contact Kristin Hamel at 518-442-5244 or kmmason@albany.edu by May 9.

Keynote Speaker

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Kathy Sheehan
Mayor, City of Albany

Kathy Sheehan ran a grassroots campaign to strengthen Albany's neighborhoods, create economic opportunity and lead our city government into the 21st century. On November 5th, Kathy became the first woman Mayor in Albany's history with over 83 percent of the vote and became just the fourth Mayor in 72 years.

In 2010, after winning a city-wide election, Kathy became Albany's Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer. Kathy modernized the City's tax collection system and completely overhauled its scandal-plagued parking ticket system. She serves on the Boards of the Central Avenue and Downtown Business Improvement Districts, Albany Industrial Development Agency and Albany Community Development Agency. [Read full bio