University Of New Hampshire Commencement Is May 21;
Press Conference With Tom Werner Held Prior To Ceremony
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
May 17, 2005
WHAT: University of New Hampshire 135th Commencement and
press conference with Tom Werner, owner of the Boston Red Sox.
WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2005. Commencement: 10 a.m. Press
conference: 9-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Commencement: Cowell Stadium Field, rain or shine.
Press conference: Room 5 in the basement of the Field House.
BACKGROUND: Twenty-three hundred undergraduate and graduate
students will celebrate their academic careers at UNH at the 135th
Commencement. Tom Werner, award-winning television producer and
chairman of the reigning World Series Champions, the Boston Red
Sox, is the commencement speaker. Granite State Awards will be presented
to David M. Krempels, president of The Krempels Brain Injury Foundation,
and the Honorable Katherine Wells Wheeler, former New Hampshire
State Senator. The ceremony is expected to run approximately two
PRESS PASSES: Press passes will be distributed at the Field
House prior to the press conference. Tickets are not needed to attend
commencement, but media wanting access to the “press only”
area on Cowell Field must have a press pass issued by Media Relations.
PARKING: Reserved parking is available in the front of A-Lot
on a first come, first served basis. General parking also is available
in lots A, F, Mast Road and West Edge. Shuttles will provide transportation
from the Mast Road and West Edge lots. Special services parking
is available in B-Lot for those with mobility impairments.
RSVP: Media who are planning to attend the press conference
and/or commencement should RSVP to Lori Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org