Highlights from Baruch College's 43rd Commencement Ceremony

    Photo - Baruch College's 43rd Commencement exercises

    More than 3,700 beaming graduates filled the seats of the Theatre at Madison Square Garden for twin morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 28, 2008.

    Photo - Keynote speaker Allan Dershowitz

    Professor Alan M. Dershowitz (pictured above), the noted author and civil rights attorney, delivered the keynote speech for the afternoon session. Prize-winning writer Alma Guillermoprieto addressed the graduates at the morning. ceremony

    Photo - Graduates at Commencement 2008

    A total of 2,593 undergraduate and 1,153 graduate degrees were bestowed on the Class of 2008.

    Photo - New York Senator Charles Schumer

    U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) was on hand to congratulate the graduates and their families at both the morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies.

    Photo - Graduates at Commencement 2008

    The 2008 graduates reflected Baruch College's status as the most ethnically diverse campus in the nation over the last decade, as reported by U.S. News & World Report. Though most Baruch students live in the five boroughs of New York, 60% are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

    Photo - Families at Commencement 2008

    Proud families and friends of Baruch graduates flocked to Madison Square Garden to celebrate the happy day.

    Photo - Graduates at Commencement 2008

    Congratulations, Class of 2008!

Video Footage of Baruch's 43rd Commencement - May 28, 2008

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