College Celebrates 64th Commencement; 2,010 Students to Graduate

May 7, 2018

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the commencement ceremony will be held in the McDonough Sports Complex, with overflow viewing areas available on campus. Visit for updated ticket and other information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy, (518) 629-8071,; Eric Bryant, (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 7, 2018

What: Hudson Valley Community College holds its 64th annual Commencement ceremony where 2,010 students will earn associate degrees and certificates. Of them, 453 will graduate with academic honors.

Graduates from more than 80 career- and transfer-oriented programs range in age from 17 to 67. More than 270 studied exclusively online. There are 76 active duty members of the U.S. military or veterans of service. The Class of 2018 also includes 142 individuals with disabilities.

John Gray, local news anchor and college alumnus, hosts the live broadcast online from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Visit the college's commencement webpage for updated information, facts and success stories.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

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

Where: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, McDonough Sports Complex, Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy NY 12180


Hudson Valley Community College:
Neil J. Kelleher, Chair, Board of Trustees
Andrew J. Matonak, Ed.D., President
Nathanael R. Savasta, Student Senate President

Rensselaer County:
Steven F. McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Executive
Michael E. Stammel, Chairman, Rensselaer County Legislature

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