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Hudson Valley Community College Celebrates 63rd Commencement; 1,976 Students to Graduate



Hudson Valley Community College holds its 63rd annual Commencement ceremony where 1,976 students will earn associate degrees and certificates. Of them, 412 will graduate with academic honors.

Graduates from more than 80 career- and transfer-oriented programs range in age from 17 to 61. More than 220 studied exclusively online. There are 90 active duty members of the U.S. military or veterans of service.

John Gray, local news anchor and college alumnus, hosts the live broadcast on Spectrum Cable (where available) and online from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Visit www.hvcc.edu/commencement for updated information, facts and stories about the Class of 2017.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ceremony begins at 8:45 a.m.
Doors open to guests at 7:30 a.m.
Graduates assemble behind the McDonough Sports Complex at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Hudson Valley Community College
Map: www.hvcc.edu/tour

Please note: In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be moved to the McDonough Sports Complex and overflow video viewing areas on campus. Due to space limitations, graduates are allocated three tickets to the McDonough Sports Complex and two tickets to the overflow areas.

Speakers:

Hudson Valley Community College:

  • Neil J. Kelleher, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Andrew Matonak, Ed.D., President
  • Emma Dillon, President, Student Senate

Rensselaer County:

  • Kathy Jimino, County Executive
  • Stan Brownell, Chair, County Legislature
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