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Alumni Association Welcomes 1,605 New Grads at Winter Commencement

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Thank You - December Commencement 2016

The 19th Winter Commencement ceremony was held at Stony Brook University on Thursday, Dec. 22, where 835 Bachelors degrees, 620 Masters, 120 Doctoral and Professional degrees, and 55 certificates were conferred to more than 1,600 of the world’s future leaders.

“In these tumultuous times, I hope you will use your Stony Brook education, not just the remarkable academic components, but your experiences in working and living side by side with some amazing people, to help create a welcoming, inclusive, and productive environment wherever you go,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD said as he addressed the class.

It’s the support of alumni and friends that makes the dream of completing a Stony Brook education a reality for the best young minds from across the socioeconomic spectrum. This year’s December graduates were proud to express their gratitude as they celebrated their launch toward a bright future.

View Commencement photos here.

For more information about commencement, read Stony Brook University’s press release here. To learn more about the Alumni Association, visit

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