For Immediate Release
May 15, 2013
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BROCKPORT, NY—Nearly 1,400 students will receive diplomas during three Commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday at The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
The graduate ceremony begins at 5 pm Friday in Brockport’s new Special Events Recreation Center (SERC) on New Campus Drive. Students will accept their degrees after hearing from historian Lynn Parsons, PhD, who penned a biography of John Quincy Adams and is an Emeritus Professor of History at Brockport. In addition to that biography, Parsons has written a play, The Tye More Binding, based on the correspondence of Abigail and John Adams.
This year, Brockport will host two ceremonies to honor its undergraduate students. The first ceremony, which includes graduates from the School of Health and Human Performance and the School of Science and Mathematics, will take place at 9 am on Saturday in the Special Events Recreation Center. The second ceremony, which includes graduates from the Schools of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business Administration and Economics; and Education and Human Services, will begin at 2:30 pm in SERC. A ticket is required to enter the undergraduate ceremonies. For guests without tickets, the ceremony will be streamed live in the Jim and John Vlogianitis Gymnasium in the Tuttle North Athletic Complex. All ceremonies will be streamed live on the College’s website.
During the undergraduate ceremonies, Jane Clark, PhD, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York and will deliver the Commencement address. Clark is the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a 1968 Brockport graduate. Clark’s research has focused on understanding the development of movement control and coordination in motor skills, particularly the development of posture and locomotion.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early and allow plenty of time to get seated as, with high volumes of traffic anticipated, delays are unavoidable. Plan to enter the campus via Commencement Drive (off Route 31). Parking is available in any campus lot, except Lot U. For easier exiting after the ceremony, you may wish to park in the lots along Residence Drive. No parking permit is required.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive * Brockport, New York 14420-2931
(585) 395-2754 * FAX (585) 395-2723 * www.brockport.edu
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