The College of Staten Island’s 28th annual commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 10 a.m. on the college’s Great Lawn, rain or shine. Approximately 2000 students, at the undergraduate and graduate level, are expected to receive their degrees.

The guest speaker, Congressman Vito Fossella, will also receive the President’s Medal. Congressman Fossella, who represents Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Financial Services, as well as several subcommittees.

Stacey Domenic, graduating with 4.0 GPA, will bring greetings from the students. Domenic plans to teach social studies as a New York City school teacher after graduation. “I am proud to have chosen a career that matters so much in this world, one that impacts the livers of children,” says Domenic, “and I can honestly say that this opportunity would not have been possible without all the things I have learned and experienced while at CSI.”

College of Staten Island Commencement 2004

Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 10 a.m., rain or shine

College of Staten Island Great Lawn
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY

Honorary Degree recipients include Zarin Mehta, executive director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Dr. Neil De Grasse Tyson, first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium; and Dr. Steven L. Teitelbaum, Washington University School of Medicine.

Departmental exercises begin immediately after the college-wide commencement. A reception in the Campus Center for graduates and their guests and the college community will follow the departmental exercises.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you plan to attend or send a representative, you must contact Ken Bach at 718-982-2328 to arrange access.