UB to host 101st Commencement on May 7: Alumna Marian L. Heard, founding director of Points of Light Institute, to give keynote address at "eco-friendly" ceremony
The University of Bridgeport will host its 101st Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 the Arena at Harbor Yard.
Nearly 1,470 degrees will be conferred to the Class of 2011, who this year will “go green” with eco-friendly caps and gowns made from 100 percent consumer-recycled plastic bottles.
They will be joined by members of the Class of 1961, who will be honored as Golden Knights on the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
A separate Commencement ceremony will be held for 131 health science degree candidates on May 22.
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Dorothea E. Brennan, a member of the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education, will be a guest speaker.
Jose Ricardo Aguilar will deliver the senior class Commencement address.
A total of 929 candidates for graduate degrees and 537 candidates for undergraduate degrees will walk at Commencement.
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