June 26, 2023

President Vollendorf Confers SUNY Empire Graduates at University of New York in Prague Ceremony

Lisa Vollendorf with two graduates
President Vollendort with United States veteran graduates

(Prague, Czech Republic - June 23, 2023) Empire State University graduates were honored during the University of New York in Prague-organized event at Žofín Palace in Prague, Czech Republic. President Lisa Vollendorf conferred undergraduate degrees to 101 international graduates from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, India, Germany, and other countries around the world. Two United States veteran graduates were also recognized at the ceremony.

This event commemorated the 25th anniversary of SUNY Empire’s partnership with UNYP. The unique educational partnership between Empire State University and University of New York in Prague provides mutual benefits for students fostering global understanding, opportunities for cultural exchange, knowledge sharing, and career advantages


Empire State University President Lisa Vollendorf said, “Today, we not only acknowledge your academic accomplishment, but celebrate our shared diversity, unity, and interconnectedness. We are here — transcending international borders and continental boundaries, languages, and experiences — because we are bound by a common purpose. That purpose is the pursuit of a higher education, a pursuit that celebrates truth and knowledge. Your hard work and determination got you here today. But I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who helped you get to this point.”