Pratt Institute Awards Degrees to 1,337 Graduating Students at 2014 Commencement Ceremony

BROOKLYN, NY (05/22/2014)(readMedia)– Pratt Institute congratulates 1,337 new alumni who were awarded degrees at its 125th Annual Commencement ceremony, held at iconic New York City venue Radio City Music Hall on May 16, 2014.

Bianca Abreu of Waterford

Krista LaBella of Colchester

New York Times architecture critic, author, and acclaimed pianist Michael Kimmelman delivered the commencement address. Kimmelman, Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman, multi-media artist Yoko Ono, and designer Karim Rashid received honorary degrees at the ceremony. Associate Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Ellery Washington received the Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award.

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

Under the leadership of President Thomas F. Schutte, the curricula and reputations of Pratt’s four professional schools, which include 22 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree-granting programs, are recognized internationally and perennially listed among the best in top-tier rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, DesignIntelligence, and others.

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