By Niagara County Community College
The 59th annual commencement ceremony at Niagara County Community College took place on Saturday, May 13, at the Sanborn campus. More than 300 students crossed the stage to receive their degree.
Superintendent of Niagara Falls City Schools Mark Laurrie delivered the keynote address to graduates. He shared a recipe for success with students to bring with them on their next journey. The recipe consisted of a NCCC diploma, emotional intelligence, and cherishing the most important people and moments in life.
Graduates concluded the event with an outdoor picnic and photo stations where they mingled with friends, family and NCCC faculty.
NCCC has the highest graduation rate of all community colleges in New York state. The college provides more than 50 certificate and degree programs and is funded by the Niagara County Legislature, the State University of New York, and student tuition.
Niagara County legislators attended NCCC’s 59th commencement ceremony. Pictured, from left: Randy R. Bradt, Chris Voccio, Chairperson Rebecca Wydysh and Jeffrey Elder.
From left, President’s Medallion recipient Regan Lytle, keynote speaker Mark Laurrie, and Chancellor’s Award winner Meredith Preve.
Orianna Pritchett gives a wave as she crosses the stage at NCCC’s 59th graduation ceremony.