The Class of 2015 Graduates at NYU’s 183rd Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium

The Class of 2015 officially graduated on May 20th at NYU’s 183rd Commencement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 20th.

The school kicked off NYU’s graduation season with its annual Doctoral Convocation on Friday, May 15th.

NYU Pipes and Drums lead a procession of 114 doctoral graduates and faculty through Washington Square Park to the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

The annual rite-of-passage, started by the school in 1998, featured a hooding ceremony.

At the Doctoral Convocation, Herbert Marvin Greenberg (PhD ’55) received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Greenberg is a best-selling author and the founder of Caliper, a company that matches personality qualities to the requirements of a wide range of jobs.

On Monday, May 18th, undergraduates and graduate students celebrated at the school’s Baccalaureate Ceremony and Valedictory Celebration at Madison Square Garden.

At the Baccalaureate Ceremony, Stanford E. Talyor (MA ’52) received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Taylor is the founder of Taylor Associates and designer of the Reading Plus system which has been used than more than 80 million students worldwide.

Jane Walentas (MA ’85) was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Valedictory Celebration. The director of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, she restored a hand-carved 1920s carousel, which now adorns the Brooklyn Waterfront.

(Photo Credit:  Debra Weinstein.)