May 14, 2016

University sends off Class of 2016!

Susan Kelleher, an avian and exotic animal veterinarian and a member of the Alfred University Class of 1991, was the keynote speaker for the University's 2016 Commencement exercises Saturday, May 14 in the McLane Center. The owner of the Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, Deerfield, FL, and star of "Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER" now into its third season on the National Geographic Channel, Dr. Kelleher was awarded an honorary degree - Doctor of Science, honoris causa - in recognition of her service and dedication to her profession and her loyalty to her alma mater.

The Commencement festivities marked the final official activity for Dr. Charles M. Edmondson, AU president, who is retiring June 30. This spring the University awarded 13 doctoral degrees; 87 master's degrees, on campus, and 111 in the Downstate program; 408 bachelor's degrees; and 29 certificates of advanced studies (credentials allowing practice professionally as a counselor), on campus, and 30 in the Downstate program.

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