The State University of New York conferred two honorary degrees at the Oswego Commencement: an honorary doctor of science degree to Augustine Silveira Jr., emeritus distinguished teaching professor of chemistry at Oswego, and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree to Frank G. Pogue, president of Grambling State University in Louisiana.
“Seek your place in the world by following your own dreams, while at the same time, cultivating inner strength and a set of values and ethics that will guide you through life,” urged Silveira, who was honored at the morning commencement ceremony.
“Colleges and universities may be the only hope we have left to ensure the creation of a civil democratic society,” Pogue told graduates at the afternoon Commencement.
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