For Immediate Release: May 21, 2014

Contact: Mike Bohne (518) 326-6400 or (315) 264-6303

Schenectady County Community College

Applauds Its Remarkable 2014

Graduates During 44th Commencement

Schenectady County Community College will hold its 44th Commencement on Thursday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at The Mainstage at Proctors. Family and friends of the SCCC Class of 2014, along with SCCC faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, leaders in Schenectady County and SUNY, and members of the community, will cheer on the graduates as they cross the stage at Proctors to earn their degrees and certificates in majors from among the College's more than 45 academic programs.

"We are so proud of our students and this graduating class. This ceremony marks the start of a new chapter in their lives," said Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board of Trustees. "We have designed and will continue to launch programs at SCCC to meet the changing needs of the workforce. Some students will pursue their aspiring careers and others will continue in their fields of study."

Among the graduates will be Lori Greco, who will be graduating with her seeing-eye dog, Otis. Otis is 12 years old and will be wearing his own graduation hood during the ceremony and after walking the stage with Lori, Otis will officially retire from his service. Otis is a black lab and golden retriever cross mix.

The CDTA Ridership S.T.A.R. Program brought her to and from classes during her time at SCCC. Greco will be graduating with an A.A.S. degree in Human Services.

WHO: Schenectady County Community College Class of 2014
WHAT: SCCC 44th Commencement
WHERE: The Mainstage at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady NY, 12305
WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 3 p.m.

Keynote speaker H. Carl McCall, Chairman of the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees will address the Class of 2014. H. Carl McCall was appointed Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees in 2011, continuing a distinguished career in public service. He previously served three terms as a New York State Senator representing the upper Manhattan district of New York City; as an Ambassador to the United Nations; as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights.

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