CAZENOVIA, NY – Cazenovia College, an undergraduate liberal arts college in Central New York, honored the class of 2012 on May 12.
Alexander M. Baker, of Fulton, N.Y., received a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies.
Ronald G. Bartholomew, of Martville, N.Y., received a bachelor of professional studies degree in management specializing in equine business management.
Kimberly N. Norton, of Mexico, N.Y., received a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies. Norton is a member of The Junior 1824 Society
Alison M. Vail, of Cleveland, N.Y., received a bachelor of professional studies degree magna cum laude in management specializing in equine business management, with an international studies minor. Vail is a member of The Junior 1824 Society and was on the spring semester Dean’s List
The Class of 2012 numbered more than 250 students. In addition to New York State, Cazenovia’s 2012 graduates come from California; Colorado, Connecticut; Massachusetts; Maryland; New Hampshire; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Tennessee and Vermont.
At a college where business, education and international studies are important themes, it is fitting that entrepreneur and advocate for education in developing countries, Ronald Bruder, addressed the graduates. Bruder was honored by TIME Magazine in 2011 as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World. He founded Education for Employment (EFE), a network of nonprofits committed to creating employment opportunities for youth in the Middle East and North Africa.
Cecily “Cecie” Johnson Titcomb, of West Palm Beach, Fla., a 1968 Cazenovia College alumna, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. The recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award was Dorothy Winner Riester, a nationally known sculptor who was one of the founders of the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation and a founder of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia.
Photos and more information are available at www.cazenovia.edu/commencement.
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Cazenovia, named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction.