Class of 2002 gathered with family, friends, faculty, and University
officials in the Carrier Dome on May 12 for the 148th Commencement
of Syracuse University and the 105th Commencement of the SUNY College
of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).
graduates were led at the Commencement exercises by all-University
Senior Class Marshals Sharon R. Ehm (right) and M. Bryan Legaspi
(above). All told, the University awarded 2,943 bachelors
degrees, 1,537 masters degrees, 169 doctoral degrees, 28 certificates
of advanced study, and 9 associates degrees. ESF awarded 268
bachelors degrees, 73 masters degrees, and 20 doctoral
degrees. In a separate ceremony on May 19, the SU College of Law
awarded 238 juris doctor degrees.
New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani (below) delivered the Commencement
address, and honorary degrees were presented to SU Trustee Wendy
Cohen 70 (above with Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw), who received
a doctorate of humane letters, and renowned Native American recording
artist Joanne Shenandoah, who was awarded a doctorate of music.
can be very proud of the degree youve earned todayit
represents a great deal of hard work, Chancellor Shaw told
the Class of 2002. But its really only the beginning.
Many of you will choose to earn still more degrees. All of you will
continue to learn whether its to acquire new skills, simply
to satisfy a long-standing curiosity, or to change careers entirely.
Those who commit to continuous learning are not only more successful
than those who dont, theyre happier and more productive