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Students in Cap and gown; text says "Convocation for conferring Degrees, 2017"


The Rockefeller University awarded twenty-three Ph.D. degrees at the 2017 Convocation for Conferring Degrees. This brings the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,232.

Celebrations included an evening reception for the graduates and their families, a luncheon, a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium during which graduates were presented with personal remarks from their mentors, and a Campus Celebration on Peggy Rockefeller Plaza.

View the full text of the congratulatory tribute presented to each graduate.

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Photographs by Morgado Photography and Scott Rudd Photography.

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