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2,116 receive degrees at the University at Albany

Graduates are covered in confetti at the University at Albany 170th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Graduates are covered in confetti at the University at Albany 170th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday.
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“Success is not a destination, it is a journey.” Those were among the last words Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya told the University at Albany’s 2,116 undergraduate students at their commencement ceremony. When Ulukaya first stepped on UAlbany’s campus 15 years ago, he barely spoke English. On Sunday he returned to share his story of purchasing an abandoned Kraft plant and turning it into the country’s No. 1 Greek yogurt maker. “I realized in order to ...

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