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College Celebrates 60th Commencement; 2,240 Students to Graduate

CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy (518) 629-8071,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 8, 2014

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60th Commencement Program

Commencement Remarks by President Andrew J. Matonak, Ed.D.

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Hudson Valley Community College holds its 60th annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at the college’s Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, NY. A total of 2,240 students earn associate degrees and certificates. Of them, 470 graduate with academic honors.

John Gray, local news anchor and college alumnus, hosts the live broadcast on Time Warner Cable channel 18 (where available) and online video stream from 8:30 to noon.

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Producers/News Directors: To download video highlights after the ceremony, utilize an FTP program, and visit - enter username: "hvccevents" and password: "hvccevents"

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Doors open to guests at 7:30 a.m.
  • Graduates assemble at 7:30 a.m. in G-Lot behind the McDonough Sports Complex
  • Ceremony begins at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Hudson Valley Community College
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
Inclement weather location: McDonough Sports Complex

Speakers: Drew Matonak, President
Conrad H. Lang, Jr., Chair, Board of Trustees
Jesse Tilley, Student Senate President
Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino
Rensselaer County Legislature Chair Martin Reid

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.