On Friday, May 18, 2012, Stony Brook celebrated its 52nd Commencement. The main exercises began at 11 am in the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Doctoral Graduation and Hooding Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 17, in the Staller Center.
The class of 2012 was awarded 6,459 degrees as follows: 3,930 bachelor’s degrees; 1,598 master’s degrees; 457 doctoral degrees; 351 certificates; and 123 MDs.
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and Senator Charles E. Schumer addressed the graduates, while Glenn Dubin, alumnus, philanthropist and 2012 Stony Brook University honorary degree recipient (Doctor of Letters), delivered the Commencement address. The student speaker, chosen by a panel of students and faculty, was Miryam Yusufov. A native of Moscow, Russia, who grew up in Brooklyn, New York, Yusufov (Bachelor of Science, Psychology) is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the Psi Chi International Honor Society, and the recipient of the Undergraduate Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement (2011) and the President’s Volunteer Service Award (2010). She has co-authored a paper currently under peer review by the journal Anxiety, Stress and Coping, with Professor Anne Moyer, Professor Marci Lobel and graduate student Natalie Grey in the Department of Psychology. She will be attending the University of Rhode Island, where she will be pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology.
Honorary doctorates were also granted to Richard J. Gambino, Sister Margaret Ann Landry and James Salter.
The live web cast of the ceremonies is available online for two weeks at tlt.stonybrook.edu/webcast.