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Aminy Audi to Speak at Morrisville State College Commencement May 19

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.--Aminy Audi, noted entrepreneur and philanthropist, will be the keynote speaker at Morrisville State College’s 96th commencement ceremony May 19.

Audi is a partner and executive vice president of L. & J.G. Stickley, a manufacturer of fine furniture in Manlius, N.Y., and president of Stickley, Audi & Co., its retail division. She is also well-known for her participation in numerous civic and charitable activities.
Audi currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. A founding member of the Central New York Women's Fund, Audi has been a member of the national chapter of Women in Communications; the National Organization of Arab-American Women, and Governor Pataki’s New York State Collectible Series Panel.
She was a delegate to the United Nations World Conference on Women in China in 1995 and to the United Nations Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, Austria in 1992.
Audi received a bachelor of arts degree from New York University, and formerly served as a freelance writer and reporter for the Voice of America network.
Audi and her husband, Alfred J. Audi, have three children and reside in Fayetteville, N.Y.
“I am honored that Aminy Audi will serve as keynote speaker for Morrisville State College’s commencement,” Dr. Ray Cross, Morrisville State College president, said. “Her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to making the world a better place serve as an excellent example for our students and the entire college community.”

Morrisville State College’s commencement ceremony will take place on Drake Field on the Morrisville State College campus at 1 p.m., weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities.

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Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, computer technology, office administration, liberal arts/education transfer, early childhood and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.