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U.Va. Alumnus Alfred Berkeley, President Of Nasdaq Stock Market, Will Be 2000 Commencement Speaker

February 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 today.

Berkeley, a 1966 graduate of U.Va.'s College of Arts and Sciences, will deliver the 2000 commencement address on Sunday, May 21.

Berkeley became president of Nasdaq, the world’s 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.

Prior 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.

While 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.

After 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.

CBS 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.

Both May 20 and May 21 ceremonies will be held on the Lawn, weather permitting.

For an electronic photograph of Berkeley, call Katherine Jackson at (804) 924-3629.

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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