Some 5,750 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB’S 164th general commencement and 13 other commencement ceremonies, which begIn April 30 and continue through May 22.
President John B. Simpson will speak at the general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. May 9 in Alumni Arena, North Campus.
Student speaker will be graduating senior Stephanie L. Genco.
Thomas R. Beecher Jr., JD ’59, chairman of the board of Barrantys LLC, and Esther S. Takeuchi, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, UB’s highest honor. The awards will be presented by UB Council Chair Jeremy M. Jacobs.
Simpson will present SUNY honorary degrees to Barry Glick, PhD ’81, BA ’74, chief executive officer, SmartRealm LLC, and Robert Vince, PhD ’66, BA ’62, director of the Center for Drug Design, Academic Health Center, and professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Minnesota.