Dear Sept. ‘14 Graduates, Jan. ‘15 Graduates, and Potential June and Sept. ‘15 Graduates: You’ve waited for this day your whole life! UPDATE: We’ve extended the deadline till Friday April 24th (without a late fee). Afterward there is a … Continued
September 2014 and January 2015 graduates, and prospective graduates for June 2015 and September 2015 are invited to the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies commencement ceremony to be held the morning of Tuesday June 2, 2014 at The … Continued
INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS ATTENDING THE CUNY BACCALAUREATE FOR UNIQUE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES COMMENCEMENT ON Tuesday, June 3, 2014 CAPS AND GOWNS MUST BE PICKED UP AS FOLLOWS: Where: CUNY Baccalaureate office, 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6412 (between … Continued
September 2013 and January 2014 graduates, and prospective graduates for June 2014 and September 2014 are invited to the CUNY BA commencement ceremony to be held the morning of Tuesday June 3, 2014 at The Cooper Union. Invitations will be … Continued
IF YOU FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAP AND GOWN TO COMMENCEMENT, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO MARCH! Click for Google Maps: Directions to Cooper Union – CUNY BA Commencement Ceremony REHEARSAL: Prior to the ceremony, at 9:00am … Continued
Details and the response form for faculty mentors to attend commencement are at this link: Faculty invite 2013
Are you proud of your participation in CUNY BA? CUNY Baccalaureate has received requests from alumni for CUNY BA merchandise over the last few weeks who would like to support the program and to display their CUNY BA pride. CUNY … Continued
Dear Sept. ‘12 Graduates, Jan. ‘13 Graduates, and Potential June and Sept. ‘13 Graduates: You’ve waited for this day your whole life. CUNY Baccalaureate’s annual commencement will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 10:00am in the Great Hall … Continued
Dear Students, The letter inviting you and your family/friends to the June 4 commencement ceremony was mailed last week. You should have received it if you graduated in Sept 12 or Jan 13 or expect to graduate in June 13 … Continued
The degrees that will be officially conferred upon you today are from the largest public urban university in the United States, with 25 institutions, over 6,500 full-time faculty members and over 60,000 courses offered each year to more than one … Continued
Greetings on Behalf of the Faculty Mentors Elizabeth Schaible Associate Professor and Department Chair Hospitality Management New York City College of Technology Director Hartwick, Vice Chancellor Marti, Provost Robinson, Mr. Olafsson, Mr. Smith, family, friends and most especially the 2012 … Continued
Thank you. Dr. Hartswick, Vice Chancellor Marti, Provost Robinson, Mr. Smith, Ms. Schulman, Faculty Mentors, Families and Friends, and, most importantly, Graduating Students … Congratulations. This is a big day for you and I‘m honored to share it with you. … Continued
Arlene Schulman Student Commencement Speech CUNY BA June 4, 2012 Good morning, everyone! It’s such an honor to have been selected to be the student speaker at today’s Commencement. Thank you. But I’m really the opening act for Olaf Olaffson … Continued
It gives me great pleasure to bring you greetings from the Chancellor and my colleagues in the Chancellery…. In reviewing some of the projects that you have undertaken, I am awed by the depth and breadth of your endeavors. You … Continued
It took eight years. And now, finally, this writer has earned her bachelor’s degree.
It was time. With an associate’s degree in communications and a few scattered credits at colleges around the city, and with a hefty writing career behind me, I made the decision to enrich my writing by enrolling at Hunter College. What a remarkable education. Not only did I end my time with a perfect score in my literature and writing classes, but I was honored to be chosen at the student speaker at commencement., which took place yesterday at Cooper Union. Standing at the same podium that Abraham Lincoln once used, this newly minted graduate with a CUNY Baccalaureate in Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies received the Nan Bauer-Maglin Prize for Literary Studies, and will be studying (why stop now?) at the CUNY Graduate Center in the fall.
For those of you who attended the ceremony and showed your support, a heartfelt thank you. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, the text of the speech is below. The only thing missing was an introduction with the theme song from Rocky. Unfortunately, the piano player had to leave for another gig after the national anthem so we’ll save it for another time. Enjoy!
Diane Kolak — Sustainable Food Studies
And here’s a link to the video, also on YouTube, courtesy of Mark Biddy.