About 660 students are to receive degrees with the
Class of 2000 at Union College's Commencement on Sunday, June 11, at 10
a.m. in Library Plaza.
The College will award 555 bachelor's degrees, 105
master's and two doctorates.
Kevin Klose, president and CEO of National Public Radio,
is honorary chancellor and will deliver the main address. He is to receive
an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
A former editor, and national and foreign correspondent
with The Washington Post, Klose is an award-winning author and
international broadcasting executive. Prior to joining NPR in 1998, Klose
served successively as director of U.S. International Broadcasting,
overseeing the U.S. Government's global radio and television news
services; and president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, broadcasting
to Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Jonathan Chung of Glenview, Ill., is valedictorian.
Henry Michtalik of Albany, N.Y., is salutatorian. Michelle Tham of New
City, N.Y., is to deliver the student address.