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Commencement 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates!

Herkimer County Community College held its 53rd annual Commencement virtually on Friday, May 14.

There were 389 graduates and candidates for associate degrees and certificates. Of those, 84 completed their degrees entirely online through the College’s Internet Academy.

Isabella Adamo ’21, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies, A.A. student from Barneveld, NY, sang and signed the national anthem. Pastor George H. Smith, Jr. of New Life Church in Herkimer, who is also a professor of chemistry at Herkimer College, delivered the invocation and benediction. This year’s student speech, titled “Who Are Your Mentors,” was delivered by Aidan McFerran ’21, a Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S. student from Delmar, NY.

Remarks were provided by Student Government President Taylor Listovitch ’21, of Ilion, NY; Harris, as president of the Academic Senate; Herkimer County Legislature Chair Vincent J. Bono; SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras; and several elected officials.

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence were awarded to Carynn Bohley ’21, of Salem, NY; Kaitlyn Jenks ’21, of Canajoharie, NY; and Listovitch.

We encourage you to share your graduation photos, celebrations, and more with your fellow alumni by using #HerkGrad21 on social media. And don't forget to add your Herkimer College degree to your LinkedIn profile. 

Students who have not ordered regalia and wish to do so must place their orders no later than May 28, 2021. Please contact Rebecca Ruffing or Vicki Brown for the link to order. 

Diplomas will be mailed in July. Please contact the Registrar's Office with any questions related to degree completion or with address changes.