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Congratulations, graduates. You have earned a degree from one of the finest universities in the world — one that is a powerful reflection of the society in which you will continue to live  and work. All of us at Stony Brook University take enormous pride in your accomplishment. 

We hope your experience has instilled in you an appreciation for all of the cultures and traditions that strengthen our unique tapestry. You are now woven into the fabric of this world-class university that is proud of its distinction as the most diverse institution among SUNY’s 64 campuses, and one of the most diverse institutions in the country.

You join more than 190,000 alumni around the globe who hold degrees from our institution.  We trust that throughout your life and career, you will continue to strive for excellence.  Remember that Stony Brook will always be a second home wherever your next chapter leads you.

You emerge from Stony Brook University with the momentum to make a real difference, and  we cannot wait to see how far you will go. May your tomorrows be filled with all of the joys that come with this well-earned achievement.

We wish you the very best.

Bernstein Sig

Michael A. Bernstein