GRADUATION MARKS AN END, AND A NEW BEGINNING FOR NEARLY 200 GRADUATES
Nearly 1,500 friends, family members and supporters of the 189 graduates watched as the degree of juris doctor was conferred upon them by Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Dean Hannah R. Arterian at the College of Law Commencement on May 23 in the Carrier Dome. Class President Olivia Yen Truong and speaker Ellen Zimiles L’83 inspired graduates with their wishes for success. Professor Rob Nassau was the student choice for the Res Ipsa Loquitur Award; and Thomas S. Lough L’10 received highest honors for Academic Excellence.
“This is a fantastic honor, almost as great as getting to teach tax—the No. 1 subject—to our students at the College of Law,” Nassau said.
Ellen Zimiles L’83 delivered the Commencement address to graduates. Zimiles was recently named Global Head of Investigations and Compliance, Navigant Consulting, Inc. She previously served as the co-founder and chief executive officer of Daylight Forensic & Advisory, LLC, which joined Navigant Consulting, Inc. as of May 2010. Before founding this firm, she was a Federal Prosecutor for almost 10 years.
Zimiles earned a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and a juris doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1983, where she served as an editor of the Syracuse Law Review.
“Each person must take responsibility for his or her own career. The College of Law has provided you with the tools to build your career and make your own decisions. The rest is up to you. You need to know, however, what inspires you. Armed with those tools and knowledge, you can create a life that is professionally rewarding and sustaining.”
Ellen Zimiles, 2010 Commencement Address
“Many people have sacrificed for us, extended us a line of faith, and supported us along this journey. Don’t let today pass without pausing to offer gratitude to each and every person and experience that brought us to this moment.”
Olivia Yen Truong, President, Class of 2010