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Hudson Valley Community College Celebrates 62nd Commencement; 2,058 Students to Graduate

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hudson Valley Community College holds its 62nd annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at the college’s Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, NY. A total of 2,058 students earn associate’s degrees and certificates. Of them, 448 will graduate with academic honors.

John Gray, local news anchor and a college alumnus, hosts the live broadcast on Time Warner Cable channel 18 (where available) and online video stream from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Visit for updated information and a fact sheet on the Hudson Valley Community College Class of 2016.

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Doors open to guests at 7:30 a.m.
Graduates assemble at 7:30 a.m. behind the McDonough Sports Complex
Ceremony begins at 8:45 a.m.

Where: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Hudson Valley Community College


Drew Matonak, President
Neil Kelleher, Chair, Board of Trustees
Bryce Kirk, Student Senate Vice President
Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino
Rensselaer County Legislature Chair Stan Brownell

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.