Syracuse University Magazine

The Class of 2010


The Class of 2010 celebrated Commencement on May 16 in the Carrier Dome. Here are some facts and highlights:

Degrees Awarded: 4,760 (SU); 537 (SUNY ESF).

Class Marshals: Kate Pettitt Callahan, College of Human Ecology and the College of Arts and Sciences; Timeka N. Williams, Newhouse School and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Student Speaker: University Scholar Sarah DiGiulio, Newhouse School and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Honorary Doctoral Degree Recipients: Elizabeth Catlett, artist; Gerald B. Cramer '52, investment advisor, philanthropist, and SU trustee; Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Claire Mintzer Fagin, nursing, health care, and higher education administrator; Ronald Meyer, president and COO of Universal Studios; and George Allen Weiss, founder of Say Yes to Education. 

Commencement Speaker: Jamie Dimon

From Dimon's Address: "Regarding what you do, and what you achieve in life, try to leave everything and everybody that you touch a little bit better than they were before. Continue to be true to yourself and your values, be resilient, be honest, be humble, never stop holding yourselves accountable, and you will not only have the kind of life you wish and deserve, you will also do your part to make this country and the world a better place for generations to come."

To see more Commencment photos, click here.