May 01, 2013
Herkimer County Community College’s 45th annual Commencement will be held Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Physical Education building. There are 682 candidates for degrees and certificates this year.
The National Anthem will be sung by freshman Kevin Montano, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: Communication Arts: New Media major from Sauquoit. Adjunct Music Faculty Ann Kocuba will be the accompanist.
The invocation and benediction will be given by Reverend Janet Gleason, Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Herkimer and Little Falls. Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent J. Bono, NYS Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, NYS Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, NYS Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney and HCCC Student Government President and graduating senior Anthony DeLuca, Sports & Recreation Management, of Frankfort, will bring greetings to the Class of 2013.
The student address, “Commit, Complete, Compete,” will be given by Katie Ranno of St. Johnsville. Ranno is graduating with an associate degree in Digital Filmmaking. Employee and student recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence will be recognized during the ceremony.
Degrees will be conferred upon the Class of 2013 by President Ann Marie Murray, Ph.D. with assistance from Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Oriolo and Dean of Students Matthew Hawes, Ed.D.
Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only. Non-ticket holders may view the ceremony on a large screen in the Sarkus-Busch Theater, located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center. The ceremony will be broadcast live on HCTV, Time Warner Cable channel 99. There will also be a live webcast at http://www.herkimer.edu.
A reception for graduates and their guests will be held in the Robert McLaughlin College Center immediately following the ceremony.