UNH Whittemore School Of Business And Economics Celebrates 2004 Graduates At Hooding Ceremony

Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations

May 14, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics will hold its annual graduate programs hooding ceremony Friday, May 21, 2004.

Ninety-two students will be awarded hoods commemorating the Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Economics, Ph. D. in Economics, Master of Science in the Management of Technology or the Master of Science in Accounting.

The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center on the Durham campus. The graduates will be hooded by Steven Bolander, dean of the Whittemore School and Bruce Mallory, provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs.

John Lynch, chairman of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees, is the featured speaker. Lynch received his undergraduate degree from UNH 1974, and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979. He also holds a law degree from Georgetown Law School.

He has served as president of the UNH Alumni Association, and is a recipient of the UNH Alumni Meritorious Award. Formerly he was associate dean at Harvard Business School, where he oversaw the MBA program, and has served as CEO of Knoll, a manufacturer of high-end office furniture, from 1994 through 2000.

The list of New Hampshire residents and out-of-state students graduating with advanced degrees from the Whittemore School is available online at http://www.unh.edu/news/news_releases/2004/may/lw_20040514hoodingstudents.html.

For more information about the ceremony, telephone 603-862-1367 or contact Joanne Quinones Reed at jqreed@unh.edu or Rachel Hopkins at rachel.hopkins@unh.edu.