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Date: Dec 13, 2006
HOFSTRA CELEBRATES MIDYEAR COMMENCEMENT 2006
December 21, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.; Honorary Degree Recipient and Guest Speaker Is NYS Lieutenant Governor Elect David A. Paterson
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: New York State Lieutenant Governor-Elect David A. Paterson, a graduate of Hofstra Law School, will address Hofstra's midyear commencement at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The complex, formerly known as the Arena, is located on the University's North Campus
Approximately 700 Hofstra undergraduate, graduate and School of Law students will celebrate midyear commencement with an estimated 4,000 family members, friends and members of the Hofstra community.
Lt. Governor-Elect Paterson, currently a state senator, will be the first African-American to hold that office. Throughout his political career he has broken barriers, demanded change and passed legislation on behalf of disenfranchised and disadvantaged New Yorkers.
In 1985 at the age of 31, he was elected to the New York State Senate, representing the 30th State Senate District, which encompasses Harlem, East Harlem and the Upper West Side. In November 2002 he was elected Senate Minority Leader, thereby becoming the highest-ranking, African-American elected official in New York State and the first nonwhite legislative leader in Albany's history. His invitation to address the 2004 National Democratic Convention, as well as his selection to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors that same year, recognized the scope of his work.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. Our professors teach small classes averaging 25 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.
Due to the seating capacity of the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, seating is limited. Each Midyear Commencement participant will receive 4 tickets. The ceremony will be simulcast in the Student Center Theater, also located on the North Campus. A Dean's Reception for graduates and their guests will be held immediately following the ceremony at the Physical Fitness Center.
For more information on Commencement activities, please call the Office of Campus Operations at (516) 463-4346. In the event of inclement weather please call the weather hotline (516) 463-SNOW for information regarding the status of the ceremony.
Directions to the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4 - Route 24 West (Hempstead Turnpike). Heading west on Hempstead Turnpike, pass Nassau Coliseum, and go under the first pedestrian bridge to the first light. Make a right into the main entrance of campus. Go to second stop sign and make a right. The second building on your right-hand side is the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.