Alumnus Alfred Berkeley, President Of Nasdaq Stock Market, Will
Be 2000 Commencement Speaker
28, 2000 -- Alfred R. Berkeley III, president of
the Nasdaq Stock Market, will be the graduation speaker at the University
of Virginia this spring, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III announced
a 1966 graduate of U.Va.'s College of Arts and Sciences, will deliver
the 2000 commencement address on Sunday, May 21.
became president of Nasdaq, the worlds first electronic-based
stock market, in 1996. With phenomenal growth and an emphasis on
technology, it has become the country's second-largest stock market.
to joining Nasdaq, he was a managing director and senior banker
at Alex. Brown and Sons Inc. investment firm, where he was one of
the first securities analysts in the country to recognize the importance
of the emerging software industry.
at U.Va. Berkeley worked on the student newspaper, The Cavalier
Daily, and on the Corks and Curls yearbook. He played rugby, served
as resident advisor, and was a member of the Air Force ROTC and
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
graduating from U.Va., Berkeley received an MBA from the Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He served as a
captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972.
News correspondent Andy Rooney will speak May 20 at Class Valediction
Exercises, where students, faculty and other members of the University
community are honored for contributions to the school.
May 20 and May 21 ceremonies will be held on the Lawn, weather permitting.
an electronic photograph of Berkeley, call Katherine Jackson at
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629