Herkimer County Community College will hold its 55th Commencement on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 4 p.m. in the Physical Education building.

There are 369 graduates and candidates for degrees and certificates eligible to participate.

Trustee Isabella Crandall will preside over the ceremony. The National Anthem will be sung by Joshua Lanza ‘11, academic support specialist and esports coach at Herkimer College; and signed by Madison Campagna, a 2023 graduate from Mohawk, NY. The invocation and benediction will be delivered by the Very Reverend Sean P. O’Brien, V.F. ’85, of St. Peter’s Church, Rome, NY.  The procession will be led by faculty representative and macebearer, Professor Karen Jones ‘93, P.T., D.P.T.

Student Government Association President Kyle K. Poulos ‘23, of Niagara Falls, NY; Herkimer County Legislative Chair Vincent J. Bono; New York State Assembly member Robert J. Smullen, and Herkimer College Academic Senate Secretary Jeffrey Steele ’90 will deliver greetings.

Jessica M. Marshall ’23, of Castleton, NY, will deliver a student address titled, “Destinations.” Jahiem Donell Barber ’23, Utica, NY, will deliver a student address titled “The Road to Success.”

Degrees will be conferred by President Cathleen C. McColgin with assistance from Provost Michael Oriolo and Dean of Students/Director of Athletics Donald Dutcher.

Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only; and a live webcast of the ceremony will be available at www.herkimer.edu/commencement. A reception for the graduates and their guests will be held immediately following the ceremony.

A complete list of candidates for degrees and certificates are listed on the Herkimer College website.

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