Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Paul A. Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve and head of President Obama’s economic recovery advisory panel, was the featured speaker at Union’s 215th commencement.

Approximately 500 students in the Class of 2009 received their degrees during the ceremony Sunday, June 14, on Hull Plaza.

The address by Volcker, who has called the global economic slump one of the worst in history, came at a time when college students head into a marketplace that has lost 5.7 million jobs since the start of the recession in December 2007.

To read the Times Union's account of the speech, click here (registration may be required).

To read the account in the Daily Gazette, click here (registration may be rquired).