College names Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian

Reem Ahmed and Julia Friedman will speak at Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

Class of 2018 Valedictorian: Reem Ahmed

Reem Ahmed ’17 (Accounting) of Queens, N.Y., has been named the valedictorian of the SUNY New Paltz Class of 2018, and will address peer students from the Schools of Business, Education, Fine & Performing Arts and Science & Engineering, and assembled guests, at the Sunday Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 20, 2018.

Ahmed pursued just about every available experience during her journey at New Paltz. She explored many different subjects before finding her path with accounting, and got into co-curricular activities ranging from the Honors Program to WFNP radio DJ.

Class of 2018 Salutatorian: Julia Friedman

As Class of 2018 salutatorian, Julia Friedman ’17 (Communication Disorders) of Centerport, N.Y., will serve as student speaker at the Saturday Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 19, as she walks the stage with fellow College of Liberal Arts & Sciences graduates.

Friedman has been a core member of the Women’s Soccer team since she arrived at SUNY New Paltz, leading the team in minutes played in the 2017 season and helping them finish strong last fall.