Herkimer College 46th Annual Commencement
Congratulations Class of 2014!
About the 46th Annual Commencement:
Herkimer County Community College’s 46th annual Commencement was held Friday, May 16 at 5 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Physical Education building. There are 695 candidates for degrees and certificates this year.
The National Anthem was sung by Jaime Catlin, a Business: Human Resource Management major from Chittenango. The invocation and benediction was given by Jonnie Nickles, youth pastor at Life Church in Rome, NY. Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent J. Bono, New York State Assemblyman Marc Butler and New York State Senator James Seward delivered greetings. Herkimer College Student Government President and graduating senior Avery McLemore of Poughkeepsie also delivered greetings to the graduates and guests.
The student address, “Go For It!” was given by graduating senior Melissa Krull of Cold Brook, NY, a Radio-TV Broadcasting major. Employee and student recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence were recognized during the ceremony.
Degrees were conferred upon the Class of 2014 by Interim President Nicholas F. Laino, with assistance from Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Oriolo and Dean of Students Matthew Hawes.
A reception for graduates and their guests was held in the Robert McLaughlin College Center immediately following the ceremony.
Check out our photo galleries of recent Commencements.