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1911 Commencement Speaker – “I have made good.”

One hundred years ago, commencement for the class of 1911 was held on June 14th at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. It was a momentous occasion. The first degrees for electrical and mechanical engineering were awarded that day, nine … Continue reading

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Commencement Speakers in Pictures

Commencement is right around the corner and the anticipation is building.  During the ceremony, cameras will inevitably become focused on the commencement speaker.  In a long held tradition, a person of honor will step up to the podium and address … Continue reading

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