What is Convocation?
Convocation is a special gathering of a group of people for the purpose of focusing on a particular topic. SUNY Broome’s annual student Convocation Day, will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, to bring together the College community and, in spirit, the larger community of which the College is a part to address topics around our Convocation theme on climate change.
Convocation Day Spring 2021 – Tuesday, April 20
The campus-wide Convocation Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Monger, Cornell University scientist who teaches Cornell’s most popular course which happens to be on oceanography. Dr. Monger has been featured by the New York Times, due to his unique and successful teaching methods. He is currently at work on a NASA-sponsored research project and his research interests include rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. He is passionately interested in the future of the environment and transmits that passion to his students at Cornell University.
Convocation 2021 will focus on the vital theme of climate change and how it will likely impact human destiny. We hope that Dr. Monger will inspire students and faculty alike to discuss the implications of climate change and how to address them. Please note that Tuesday April 20, 2021 is Convocation Day on which no day or evening classes will be held and all Convocation Day events will be held via Zoom.
Campus-Wide Convocation Day Committee Members
- Professor Irene Byrnes (Chair)
- Dr. Victor Lamoureux, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Division
- Librarian Dr. Amanda Hollister, Library
- Professor Gian Roma, Business and Public Services Division
- Professor Carla Michalak, Liberal Arts Division
- Dr. Virginia Shirley, Liberal Arts Division