New York, NY (May 13, 2016) – This week the Steinhardt School will launch graduation season with its annual Doctoral Convocation at NYU’s Skirball Center for Performing Arts. More than 100 students will receive advanced degrees at the event which will begin with a procession through Washington Square Park. On Tuesday, May 17th, 2,076 undergraduate and master’s degree recipient will receive their diplomas on stage at three separate ceremonies at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. At the events, the school will honor distinguished alumna Monica Rae Martinez (MA ’91, PhD ’04, Higher Education Administration). Monica Martinez is a senior fellow to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a presidential appointee to the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and the co-author of the book, Deeper Learning (The New Press, 2014).