Saturday, May 19, 2012
A Commencement Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. All graduates, along with family and friends, are invited to this Sunday Vigil Mass in the Main Chapel of St. Dominic’s Convent.
A Commencement dinner reception honoring our graduates and their families will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Granito Center. RSVP’s are requested. If you plan on attending please contact the Student Development Office at (845) 848-4080.
The Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony will be held in the Hennessy Center at 7:00 p.m. Please contact the Academic Dean’s office at (845) 848-4000 if you have any questions.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The 58th Commencement Exercises of Dominican College will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at The Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.
Conor Grennan will deliver the Commencement Address and receive an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters. Conor is the author of the best-selling memoir: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal. He is the Founder of Next Generation Nepal (NGN), a non-profit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in post-war Nepal.
Daniel M. Callahan, Board President of Lavelle Fund for the Blind, will be awarded an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, in recognition of that agency’s extraordinary work in promoting the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development of blind and visually impaired people of all ages.
Brandon Hasbrouck will be given the Badami Outstanding Alumnus Award. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Arts in History, Magna Cum Laude, and Department Honors from Dominican in 2008. He graduated from Washington and Lee Law School in 2011 in the top 10% of his class and as editor-in-chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He is currently employed by the prestigious law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton in Manhattan.
Diane Serratore is the Executive Director of People to People, Rockland County’s largest food pantry. People to People’s many programs include “Back to School with Dignity” which has provided thousands of needy children with basic school supplies as they start the new school year. In appreciation of the generosity of People to People, Diane will receive the College’s Veritas Medal.
The Invocation will be given by Rabbi Daniel Pernick, Beth Am Temple and the Benediction by Fr. Ron Stanley, O.P., the College Chaplain.