Graduation ceremonies for students at SUNY Broome Community College are still not what they were pre-pandemic, but they are a little more normal as the pomp and circumstance get underway.

SUNY Broome is hosting a graduation drive-through photo opportunity and gift pickup May 20 on the campus in the Town of Dickinson.

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Graduates have the opportunity for a photo with BCC President, Doctor Kevin Drumm presenting them with their diploma cover. They are also getting a special gift bag commemorating the Class of 2021.

The Virtual Commencement Ceremony takes at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22 and will be delivered via video live stream on YouTube and on Facebook Live.  Go to sunybroome.edu/graduation for information.

SUNY Corning Community College held their 62nd commencement ceremony on May 15, graduating  537 students.

This past year has been extremely hard on students and staff of all institutions throughout our country and the payoff for the hard work and dedication was clear this past weekend.

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The drive-in ceremony had enforced strict COVID-19 guidelines and maintained social distancing, keeping the graduates and their guests in their vehicles while they were presented with their diplomas and awards.

After receiving their degree and certification the graduates remained in their vehicles and drove past the Commons building on campus in front of cheering faculty that included president Dr. William Mullaney and provost Fred Herbst who handed the grads the diploma covers and a single white rose.

In a news release Madison Cunningham recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence said “The idea of being your own advocate can reach further than just your education. Take this to your job, your relationships, your friendships, and wherever you may end up after CCC. Being your own advocate is so incredibly important especially if you ever find yourself in the situation where you do not have anyone to advocate for you,”

SUNY CCC Release

Congratulations to all the graduates from every academic institution in our area, we support you and wish you the very best in the coming years.

WNBF has created a digital yearbook to honor our 2021 Graduates, its free, so check it out and enter your senior graduate.

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