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Commencement 2007
at Madison Square Garden

The 3,728 graduates of Baruch's class of 2007 included Baruchians born in Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, and all destinations alphabetically in between. Students born in Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and China sat alongside natives of Brooklyn and the Bronx, listening to speakers who urged them to follow their own star, embark on their post-college lives with courage and idealism, and cherish memories of their alma mater.


Photo - Excited Graduates cheering as they enter Madison Square Garden

Graduates cheer as they enter Madison Square Garden

Photo - Rossana Rosado speaks at the morning Commencement ceremony

Morning Commencement speaker Rossana Rosado, publisher of El Diario/La Prensa, New York's largest Spanish-language daily newspaper, advised graduates to “ignore nay-sayers, even when they are within your own family.”

Photo - CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein at Commencement 2007

Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of The City University of New York (center) introducing afternoon Commencement speaker William Macaulay ('66)

Photo - Alumnus William Macalaulay addresses graduates at the afternoon ceremony

Chairman and CEO of First Capital William Macaulay ('66) commended Baruch's class of 2007 for “work(ing) harder than other graduates to get where you are.”

Photo - Graduates celebrate as confetti fills Madison Square Garden

The Class of 2007 cheered as blue and white confetti filled Madison Square Garden

Photo - Fellow graduates congratulate each other after the ceremony

Graduates shake hands in front of Madison Square Garden

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