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05-13-2007

Construction Executive Sandy Ginsberg Receives Clarkson University Honorary Degree

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Potsdam, N.Y. -- Engineer and construction executive Sandy S. Ginsberg today received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 114th Commencement.Ginsberg Honorary Degree

The degree was awarded "for his exceptional career achievements and pioneering work in preserving some of America's most notable landmarks, and for his engagement with his alma mater as a devoted alumnus."

Ginsberg's career has set him apart as an engineer, construction executive, and senior project manager, because of his success working on many high-profile and one-of-a-kind projects.

He is best known for his work rebuilding and preserving some of New York's most notable landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, for which he was highly lauded. Over the years, Ginsberg has also managed many other unique and complex projects, including work on Shea Stadium, the Meadowlands Sports Complex (including Giants Stadium), the Central Park Zoo, the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the North End Access at Grand Central Station. He has also managed environmental projects and the construction of air bases in Saudi Arabia, educational institutions and luxury apartment complexes. He is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

While a student at Clarkson, Ginsberg was a member of Phalanx, Clarkson's highest honorary society. He served as president of the Student Board of Governors and was a member of Chi Epsilon, the honorary civil engineering fraternity. He was also a member of Pi Delta Epsilon, the honorary journalism fraternity, and on the editorial board of the Integrator. He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1954.

Since graduation, Ginsberg has been a proud and active alumnus. He has served as president of the Alumni Association, been a member of the New York City Chapter of the Alumni Association, mentored prospective students, taken part in the annual freshmen send-offs and contacted classmates to secure annual gifts. He was presented with the University's most prestigious alumni honor, the Golden Knight Award, in 1994.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

Photo caption: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/ginsberg2.jpg Sandy Ginsberg (left) receives his honorary doctor of science degree from Clarkson University President Tony Collins. http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/ginsberg3.jpg Ginsberg.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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