100 Years of NYSID Graduations
On May 18, 2016, after years of designing spaces large and small, NYSID’s Class of 2016 took a triumphant walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the college’s 2016 commencement exercises. The Class of 2016 had the honor of graduating in the College’s centennial year, and their accomplishments have been included in a year-long celebration of events and initiatives that have included the Annual Benefit Dinner, the successful Interior Design Today: Alumni Exhibition, special student projects, and a 100 year timeline display.
In honor of this year’s commencement, here is a behind-the-scenes look back at some graduation photos and highlights of the last 100 years of NYSID commencement ceremonies and celebrations.
NYSID Class of 1997: At the graduation ceremony on May 22, 1997, guest speaker and architect Hugh Hardy reminded graduates that, “creativity is dangerous and new ideas about design are not easily welcome. Nonetheless, you have come here to clarify your own contribution to a long, turbulent history of creative endeavor. As you now go forward into an unknown future, your ideas may not always be welcome, but what you make of them will be of consummate importance to all who follow.”