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Celebrating Commencement 2014

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Commencement is just around the corner, so here’s the 411 for faculty or staff members. From award ceremonies, to Honorary Degree Recipients, to dates and times, find out what you need to know.

It’s almost time for this year’s graduates to walk the walk, and as we bid adieu to the Class of 2014, here are a few things you need to know before the big day.

Event Dates

The Law School kicks off Commencement with the first ceremony of the season scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, on the White Plains Campus. New York City undergraduate and graduate level ceremonies head to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 21. Commencement on the Westchester Campus is scheduled for Friday, May 23, at the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center.

Honorary Degree Recipients

This year’s Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients at Pace University are driving forces in the arts, education, media, real estate, and U.S. federal bench. We are pleased to honor Emily Kernan Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Michael Dezer ’68, founder and owner of Dezer Properties, Inc.; Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq., Special Counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP; and George Rupp, Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee.

Our Commencement season gets underway with the presentation of an Honorary Doctor of Laws to Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, at Pace’s Law School ceremony on May 13.

At the NYC Undergraduate ceremony on May 21, Emily Kernan Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, and Michael Dezer ’68, founder and owner of Dezer Properties, Inc., will receive an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science.

Later that afternoon, George Rupp, former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee, and former President of Columbia and Rice universities, will be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the Graduate Level ceremony.

And last, but not least, Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq., Special Counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the Westchester Commencement on May 23.

For more information on Commencement, volunteer compensation procedures, and more, visit http://www.pace.edu/commencement.