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Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY New Paltz has rescheduled its in-person May commencement ceremonies for May 2021.

Vassar Announces Commencement Speaker

Apr 4, 2018
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The leader of a progressive public policy organization will deliver the commencement address at Vassar College in May.

Civil Rights Leader Is Bard Commencement Speaker

May 27, 2017

Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis will deliver the commencement address Saturday afternoon at Bard College.

Couple To Deliver Commencement Speech At Marist

May 8, 2015
Al Nowak/Marist

Two journalists will be the first husband-and-wife team to deliver a commencement address at Poughkeepsie-based Marist College.

Vassar College Announces Commencement Speaker

Apr 21, 2015
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A media icon is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Each year, graduates of our nation’s colleges and universities participate in an ancient ritual known as “commencement.” They don medieval garb and participate in a ceremony designed to honor their accomplishments and be celebrated by their final “teacher”, the famed “commencement speaker.”