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2023 Chemistry Convocation, May 19th 2023

Program for 2023

Message from Distinguished Professor Dr. Peter Tonge, Chair of the Chemistry Department

Prof. Peter Tonge

Congratulations to the class of 2023!

I am looking forward to welcoming you and your families to our Chemistry Department’s 53nd Convocation. This year, we will have a reception at the Zodiac Lobby in the Wang Center at 7:30 am, followed by the cermony at 8:45 am in the Staller Center, on the Main Stage.  You have faced unprecedented challenges but you have succeeded, and we wish you all the best for the next stage of your journey.

Message from Dr. Nicole Sampson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Congratulations Department of Chemistry Class of 2023 and to the parents, partners, siblings, and friends who supported them. Thank you for joining us to honor our students and be a part of this special celebration. 

The past year has brought new challenges that many of us have never experienced in our lives. And yet here we are, celebrating your journey and looking forward to your next chosen path, while certainly never forgetting your last year at Stony Brook University.

I applaud each of you, our amazing Seawolves! Our courageous, tenacious and dedicated students who did not lose sight of the finish line, eager to complete this phase of your education and achieve your dreams. Our next wave of leaders.

Today, toss your caps in the air. You made it! Be safe and well. 


Dean Sampson   

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Department Convocation Slide Show


Student Awards:

Undergraduate awards

Graduate awards


Commencement Address: 

Chanjuan Pan

Chanjuan Pan
Managing Partner
Camellia Venture Capital
Jersey City, NJ


Graduate Student Speakers:

Zhihengyu Chen

Hanna Morales Hernandez

Undergraduate Student Speakers:

Madeeha Ali

Simran Multani



The University commencement ceremony:

Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:00 AM

University Commencement 2023

Look back at 2022:

Chemistry Convocation 2022