Baruch College Graduates Class of 2011
On Wednesday, June 1, degrees were conferred on 4,184 Baruch College students at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This 46th graduation ceremony for the College included two speakers: Irene M. Dorner, president and chief executive officer of HSBC Bank USA, N.A., who addressed the graduates of the morning session and Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, who addressed the afternoon graduates. Baruch College President Mitchel Wallerstein kicked off the ceremony, telling the graduating audience, "you inspire me every day with your hard work."
Also honored at this year's commencement were four faculty members — Professors Alison Griffiths, Mindy Engle-Friedman, Cynthia Thompson, and Leigh Henderson — selected by the Baruch College community for their outstanding achievements as 2011 Presidential Excellence Award recipients.
Valedictorian for the Class of 2011, Garen Marshall
President Wallerstein and Commencement speaker Irene Dorner
Honorary degree recipients Ruth Ann Harnisch and Bill Harnisch
Salutatorian for the Class of 2011, Laura Boulos
2011 Faculty honorees
President Wallerstein with representatives of the Baruch College Class of 1961
Photos by Philip Gallo & Mario Morgado