SUNY ORANGE TO CONFER DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES AT MAY 19 COMMENCEMENT

5/11/2007

More than 750 Graduates Will Be Honored During Morning Ceremony on Middletown Campus’ Alumni Green

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange President Dr. William Richards will issue degrees and certificates to an estimated 400 graduates who will participate in SUNY Orange’s 57th Commencement exercise at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19 on the College’s Alumni Green in Middletown.

In all, more than 750 graduates who completed their associate’s degree or certificate requirements during August, December or May will be honored. Additionally, SUNY Orange will symbolically recognize one as-yet-unnamed graduate as the State University of New York’s “One Millionth” community college graduate.” With the SUNY system due to confer its one millionth community college degree this spring, each of the state’s 30 community colleges will make similar symbolic presentations in honor of that milestone achievement.

Jenna Boyce, the College’s student trustee; Robert Coffey ’96, president of the Alumni Association; and Ed Irlbacher, a retiring professor from the social sciences department who served the College for 40 years, will deliver Commencement addresses. Additionally, Richards, Board of Trustees Chair Joan Wolfe and Orange County Executive Edward Diana ’68 will offer remarks.

SUNY Orange awards diplomas to students who earn Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, while presenting graduation certificates to those who complete the College’s various certificate programs.

Commencement will begin with the graduate procession at 10 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the Physical Education Building.

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