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Clarkson to hand out degrees at 2:30 p.m. Saturday

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POTSDAM - More than 700 Clarkson University students will be granted bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at commencement ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cheel Arena.

An additional 250 students received degrees at a winter ceremony.

The weekend will also be marked by the commissioning of United States Army and Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadets at 4 p.m. Friday.

Receiving honorary degrees and addressing students, families and guests will be Wanda M. Austin, president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Corporation, and Mark P. Sarkisian, director of seismic and structural engineering in the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

During the commencement ceremony, faculty members will be honored with the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award and the Clarkson University Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Levinus Clarkson Award and the Frederica Clarkson Award will be bestowed upon two students, respectively, who have demonstrated unsurpassed scholarship and promise of outstanding academic achievement.

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