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05-04-2017

Clarkson University Commencement is May 13

More than 700 Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13, in Cheel Arena.

An additional 262 students received degrees earlier in the school year.

Clarkson University students at the May 2016 commencement ceremony.Receiving honorary degrees and addressing students, families and guests will be Jan D. Achenbach, the Walter P. Murphy and Distinguished McCormick School Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University; Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE; and David Reh '62, owner and managing partner of Ravenwood Golf Club.

During the commencement ceremony, the Levinus Clarkson Award and the Frederica Clarkson Award will be bestowed upon two students, respectively, who have demonstrated unsurpassed scholarship and promise of outstanding academic achievement. Two faculty members will be honored with the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award and the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award.

The weekend also will be marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) cadets on Friday, May 12, at 3 p.m. in Cheel Arena.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University students at the May 2016 commencement ceremony.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/commencement2016a.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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