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To all our graduates,

You have earned a degree from one of the finest universities in the world — one that is a worthy reflection of the diverse society in which you will continue to work and live. In so doing, you join more than 200,000 living alumni around the globe.  You have completed your studies under the most difficult and  extraordinary of conditions. With your Commencement, you  now encounter circumstances that are as uncertain as they are  challenging. Nevertheless, in whatever you choose to do, you  are as capable as ever of making a real difference.  Always remember your University as the equivalent of a second home. The entire Stony Brook family will support and celebrate your continued success in the months and years ahead.

My hearty congratulations to the Class of 2020.

Bernstein Sig

Michael A. Bernstein PhD

Interim President