Evan States graduates from Union College

SCHENECTADY, NY – Evan States, of Phoenix, graduated from Union College on June 15.

States, a mechanical engineering major, graduated with 500 students on the college’s Hull Plaza as part of its 220th Commencement.

States received a Bachelor of Science degree.

The featured speaker was Dr. Deborah L. Birx, a renowned international expert in the field of HIV/AIDS.

Appointed earlier this year by President Barack Obama as an ambassador-at-large and U.S. Global AIDS coordinator, she shared with graduates the deadly impact of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the developing world in the late 1990s.

Union College, founded in 1795 as the first college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers programs in the liberal arts and engineering to 2,100 undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation.

Union, with its long history of blending disciplines, is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global and technologically complex society.