Commencement

May 13, 2017

Alfred University proudly celebrated its on-campus Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 AM in the Galanis Family Arena at McLane Center.

Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs

Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, founders of an eponymous luxury home goods firm that is one of the most enduring brands in what can be a mercurial field, will deliver the address at Alfred University's 181st commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. May 13 in the Galanis Family Arena at McLane Center on the Alfred University campus.

            As part of the commencement ceremonies, the University will award Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, honoris causa.

            Both are graduates of Alfred University's top-ranked Master of Fine Arts program in ceramic art.  Victoria received her MFA in 1977 and Richard, who received his BFA degree from Alfred in 1975, earned his MFA a year later.

- See more at: http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=15226#sthash.Pg9sgVqG.dpuf

Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs

Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, founders of an eponymous luxury home goods firm that is one of the most enduring brands in what can be a mercurial field, will deliver the address at Alfred University's 181st commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. May 13 in the Galanis Family Arena at McLane Center on the Alfred University campus.

            As part of the commencement ceremonies, the University will award Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, honoris causa.

            Both are graduates of Alfred University's top-ranked Master of Fine Arts program in ceramic art.  Victoria received her MFA in 1977 and Richard, who received his BFA degree from Alfred in 1975, earned his MFA a year later.

- See more at: http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=15226#sthash.Pg9sgVqG.dpuf

Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs

Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, founders of an eponymous luxury home goods firm that is one of the most enduring brands in what can be a mercurial field, will deliver the address at Alfred University's 181st commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. May 13 in the Galanis Family Arena at McLane Center on the Alfred University campus.

            As part of the commencement ceremonies, the University will award Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, honoris causa.

            Both are graduates of Alfred University's top-ranked Master of Fine Arts program in ceramic art.  Victoria received her MFA in 1977 and Richard, who received his BFA degree from Alfred in 1975, earned his MFA a year later.

- See more at: http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=15226#sthash.Pg9sgVqG.dpuf

Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, founders of an eponymous luxury home goods firm that is one of the most enduring brands in what can be a mercurial field, will deliver the address at Alfred University's 181st commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. May 13 in the Galanis Family Arena at McLane Center on the Alfred University campus.

            As part of the commencement ceremonies, the University will award Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, honoris causa.

            Both are graduates of Alfred University's top-ranked Master of Fine Arts program in ceramic art.  Victoria received her MFA in 1977 and Richard, who received his BFA degree from Alfred in 1975, earned his MFA a year later.

- See more at: http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=15226#sthash.Pg9sgVqG.dpuf

Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, founders of an eponymous luxury home goods firm that is one of the most enduring brands in what can be a mercurial field, delivered the address at Alfred University’s 181st commencement.

As part of the commencement ceremonies, the University awarded Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, honoris causa.

Both are graduates of Alfred University’s top-ranked Master of Fine Arts program in ceramic art. Victoria received her MFA in 1977 and Richard, who received his BFA degree from Alfred in 1975, earned his MFA a year later.

The University also awarded two additional honorary degrees.

One went to Warren Sutton, a member of the Class of 1961 and a stand-out basketball player. In awarding a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, to Warren, the University made amends for a wrong committed nearly 60 years. Warren, an African-American, was forced to leave Alfred when his relationship with a woman, who was white, became public.  Her father was a University official, and brought pressure to bear on Warren to leave the University.

The other, a Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, bestowed upon Dr. George Beall, a glass scientist at Corning Incorporated and its most prolific inventor.  The degree celebrates the long history between Alfred University, which has one of the few glass science engineering programs in the country, and Corning Incorporated, which hires more employees from Alfred University than it does from any other college or university in the country.

Congratulations to all of our graduates!