2020 Commencement Program

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SUNY ULSTER
FIFTY-SIXTH COMMENCEMENT

SATURDAY,  MAY 16

TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING VIRTUAL CEREMONY

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dr. Merryl H. Tisch
CHAIR
New York City

Cesar Perales
VICE CHAIR
New York City

Joseph W. Belluck
New York City

Courtney Eagles Burke
Albany
Eric Corngold
New York City
Robert Duffy
Rochester
Christy Fogal
President, FCCC Rochester
Gwen Kay

Oswego
Eunice A. Lewin
Buffalo
Stanley S. Litow
Armonk
Austin Ostro
President, SUNY Student Assembly (SUNYSA) Albany
Richard Socarides
New York City
Carl Spielvogel
New York City
Edward Spiro
New York City
Cary F. Staller
Old Field

ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Alan Lomita
CHAIR
Rosendale
 
William L. Spearman
VICE CHAIR
Lake Katrine
Victoria St. John-Gilligan
SECRETARY
Kingston
Anna M. Brett
Kingston
Deborah Briggs
Ellenville
Karen Clark Adin
Kingston
Rod P. Futerfas
Kingston
Gabriel F. Sottile
Hurley
David Mano
Student Trustee, Kingston
William J. Ryan, Jr.
COLLEGE ATTORNEY
Kingston

TRUSTEES EMERITI


Peter L. Berger
Ellenville
Françoise C. Dunefsky
Port Ewen
John H. Dwyer, Sr.
Kingston
John E. Finch
Kingston
Susan M. McConekey
Kingston
George Rusk, Jr.
Marlboro
David H. Rylance
Port Ewen
Timothy J. Sweeney
Stone Ridge
John J. Wadlin
Highland
ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATURE

David B. Donaldson
CHAIR
Kingston
Tracey Bartels
Vice CHAIR
Gardiner
Jonathan R. Heppner
MAJORITY LEADER
Hurley/Woodstock
Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr.
MINORITY LEADER
Wallkill
 

ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATURE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE


James Delaune
CHAIRMAN
Highland
Thomas Corcoran, Jr.
Marlborough
Peter Criswell
Kingston
John R. Parete
Denning, Hardenburgh, Olive and Shandaken
Mary Wawro
Saugerties
ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Patrick K. Ryan
Gardiner

ABOUT ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The College was founded by public referendum in 1961, held its first classes at its Kingston temporary campus in 1963, and broke ground at its Stone Ridge campus in 1965. Today, SUNY Ulster is a vital member of the State University of New York (SUNY), the largest public university system in the world.
Through our credit and continuing education classes, we offer a full array of degree, diploma, and certificate programs to help residents upgrade skills, begin rewarding careers, or transfer to four-year colleges. More than 60 percent of SUNY Ulster graduates continue their studies at four-year public and private institutions throughout the state and nation.

The College continues to adapt in an effort to serve county residents. Beginning in 1995, we opened the Business Resource Center (BRC), provid- ing a one-stop shop for economic development, training, and education. In Fall 2015, credit and continuing education classes opened at the new Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster (KCSU) on Mary’s Avenue, Kingston. The College also offers classes online.

The Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1996 to raise community awareness and funding to assist SUNY Ulster in areas of promise and opportunity for our students. The Foundation is the bridge between SUNY Ulster students, their education, and our community. The Foundation and our donors provide over $450,000 annually in scholarships that include a broad spectrum of academic criteria. Since inception, more than 7,300 students have received more than $5,800,000 in scholarships. The Foundation also provides funding for cultural events, funding for technology, and support for academic program enhancements. SUNY Ulster students and alumni are encouraged to visit our website and join our alumni community on Facebook.

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE 

by  Sir Edward Elgar
SUNY Ulster Brass Quintet
I. Victor Izzo, Jr., Director

WELCOME

Dr. Alan P. Roberts, President

COMBINED INVOCATION/BENEDICTION MESSAGE

The Reverend Allison Moore, Ph.D, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Paltz

VIRTUAL GREETINGS FROM DISTINGUISHED GUESTS                                           

Alan Lomita, Board of Trustees Chair
The Honorable Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator, New York
The Honorable Antonio Delgado, U.S. Congressman, 19th District of New York
The Honorable Jen Metzger, Senator, 42nd Senate District
The Honorable Kevin A. Cahill, Assemblymember, District 103
The Honorable Patrick K. Ryan, Ulster County Executive
The Honorable David B. Donaldson, Ulster County Legislature Chair
James Hobbs, Professor of Behavioral Sciences & Academic Senate Chair
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, 13th Chancellor, SUNY
John M. Markes, Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., Chair
Melissa Fumero,Actress, NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Tay Fisher, Kingston High School alumnus (Class of ‘04) Siena College alumnus (Class ‘08 and ‘18) Ten-year member of the Harlem Globetrotters
Bruce Morrow, “Cousin Brucie”, Actor & Radio Legend, Sirius XM’s 60’s on 6

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Kevin R. Stoner, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty

FACULTY &  STAFF CHANCELLOR’S AWARDS

Matthew Green, Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management

 

PRESENTATION OF  CANDIDATES & VIRTUAL SLIDESHOW

 Wendy E. Beesley, Assistant Dean of Student Success
Matthew Brennie, Assistant Dean of Student Services and Athletic Director

 

CONFERRING OF DEGREES

Kevin R. Stoner and Dr. Alan P. Roberts

CLOSING REMARKS   

Dr. Alan P. Roberts

ALMA MATER

by  John F. Park 
College Choral Ensemble
Janet Gehres, Director
Edward Leavitt, Accompanist
 
 
 
 

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