May 12, 2008
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David P. Hess, President, Hamilton Sundstrand, to Deliver Commencement Address at Rensselaer at Hartford's Commencement Exercises

EVENT: David P. Hess, President, Hamilton Sundstrand, will address the 286 graduates, their families and friends, and members of Rensselaer's faculty and staff at Commencement Exercises at the Hartford Campus of Rensselaer. Special awards to be presented include the Outstanding Student Awards. The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, will preside over the ceremony.

DATE: Saturday, June 7, 2008

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: On January 1, 2005, David P. Hess became President of Hamilton Sundstrand, a business unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). He has spent his entire professional career at Hamilton Sundstrand, joining the company then known as Hamilton Standard in 1979. Hess is a Rensselaer alumnus having earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1979 and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1986. In addition, he holds a B.S. in Physics from Hamilton College, and was awarded an MIT Sloan Fellowship in 1989, receiving a master's degree in management in 1990.

INTERESTING STATISTICS FROM THIS YEAR'S GRADUATING CLASS: Among the members of the outstanding Class of 2007-2008 are 28 students receiving a second advanced degree from Rensselaer; two students receiving dual master's degrees; four married couples, with each husband and wife receiving a master's; and three Rensselaer staff members.

ABOUT EWP: The Hartford Campus is home to Rensselaer-wide Education for Working Professionals (EWP) for students pursuing master's degrees across a range of technological fields. Graduate programs are offered in Business Administration, Management, Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Technology.

MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: All media professionals are cordially invited to attend this event. Media kits will be available at the reception desk.

LOCATION, PARKING, AND DIRECTIONS: Commencement Exercises will be held on the grounds of Rensselaer, 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, Connecticut. Free parking is available in the North Lot and garage. For directions to the campus, please see: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/cwis/directions.html.

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