The Class of 2014 was honored at the 54th Annual Commencement of Stony Brook University on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Approximately 5,916 students will join the Stony Brook alumni community following this year’s commencement, according to a press release from the Stony Brook University Office of Media Relations. President Samuel L. Stanley, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Dean Jerrold Stein were among the speakers of the ceremony, along with student speaker Ali Syed. Both Stein, who announced his retirement earlier this semester after 38 years at Stony Brook and Syed, who is graduating, reflected on the growing Seawolf community and the sentiment of what being a Seawolf is and all that it meant to them in their years at Stony Brook.

“Some of you will create companies, perform life-saving surgeries and become award-winning journalists,” said Syed. “But just remember, we are the Seawolves who forged our own paths, rather than walking on the open ones. Let’s not stop that tradition.”

See our video and gallery below to relive this year’s May Commencement.

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