Capital District EOC Celebrates 52nd Annual Graduation Ceremony

June 26, 2018

What: The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) will host its 52nd annual graduation ceremony. Graduates will receive 273 certificates of completion from 16 academic, business, service and technical programs.

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018. Ceremony begins at 6 p.m.; graduates assemble at 5 p.m. 

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

Who: 237 graduates, family and friends; EOC faculty and staff; and Hudson Valley Community College administrators and trustees will attend.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Susan Perkins, Director of Programs and Services, State University of New York's University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD)
  • Neil Kelleher, Chairman, Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Andrew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Dr. Lucille Marion, Vice President/Executive Director, Capital District Educational Opportunity Center
  • Vennette Graham, Student Representative, Capital District Educational Opportunity Center


The EOC is a division of Hudson Valley Community College and part of SUNY's University Center for Academic and Workforce Development. It delivers comprehensive, community-based academic and workforce development programs, and provides support services leading to enhanced employment opportunities, access to further education, personal growth and development. The EOC's services are provided free of charge for those who are eligible. Nearly 50,000 EOC students have gained self-confidence in their own potential, realized education and career goals, and obtained self-sufficiency and economic independence since 1966.

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