Binghamton University to hold commencement ceremonies May 16-17


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will award two honorary doctorates and hear from U.S. Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey (D-N.Y.) at Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 16-17, in the Events Center. Lawrence J. Schorr ’75, ’77, a respected attorney, business leader and philanthropist, will receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree and Mario J. Paniccia ’88, an Intel fellow and director of the Photonics Technology Lab, Corporate Technology Group for Intel Corp. will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Hinchey will be the guest speaker at the noon ceremony for the professional schools.

Overall, Binghamton University will confer approximately 2,900 degrees for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates during Commencement ceremonies. Approximately 600 additional degrees were conferred at Fall 2008 Commencement.

The 2009 Commencement ceremonies schedule:

5 p.m. Saturday, May 16 - Graduate School
Hooding of doctoral candidates and awarding of master’s degrees

8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 17 – Harpur College of the Arts and Sciences
Honorary degree recipient and speaker: Lawrence J. Schorr ’75, ’77

12 p.m. Sunday, May 17 - Professional schools: College of Community and Public Affairs, Decker School of Nursing, School of Management, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Guest speaker: Maurice Hinchey

3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17 - Harpur College of the Arts and Sciences
Honorary degree recipient: Mario J. Paniccia ’88  

Recognition ceremonies
A full schedule of recognition ceremonies for individual schools and residence communities is planned for Saturday, May 16:

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences (Division of Fine Arts and Humanities): 8:30 a.m., Events Center

College of Community & Public Affairs: 9 a.m., Osterhout Concert Theater, Anderson Center

Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science: 9 a.m., West Gym

Harpur College (Division of Sciences and Mathematics): 11 a.m., Events Center
School of Management: 1:30 p.m., West Gym

Decker School of Nursing: 1 p.m., East Gym

Harpur College (Division of Social Sciences): 1:30 p.m., Events Center

Educational Opportunity Program: 3:30 p.m., Watters Theater

Residential Communities
College-in-the-Woods: 4 p.m., CIW Dining Hall
Dickinson Community: 4 p.m., Dickinson Dining Hall
Hillside and Susquehanna communities: 4 p.m., Hillside Commons
Hinman College: 4 p.m., Hinman Dining Hall
Mountainview College: 4 p.m., Mountainview Dining Hall
Newing College: 4 p.m., Newing Dining Hall
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Last Updated: 9/17/13