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College to Honor Nearly 900 Graduates

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 10, 2010) – Nearly 900 students are expected to take to the stage during SUNY Plattsburgh’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 15.

The two ceremonies at the Plattsburgh State Field House will honor those students eligible to graduate from the college this spring and summer. The first will take place at 10 a.m. and will pay tribute to students graduating with degrees in education, health, human services and business. The second will take place at 2 p.m. and honor students earning degrees in the arts and sciences, including fields like art, biology, chemistry, foreign languages, English, psychology, history and more.

Nicole Immerso, of Island Park, N.Y., will serve as the student speaker in the morning ceremony. A hotel, restaurant and tourism management major, Immerso will ask the audience to “take the thing that makes you happiest and turn it into a career.”

During the afternoon ceremony, Benjamin Pomerance, of Plattsburgh, will serve as the speaker. The double major in journalism and political science will ask Saturday’s graduates to pay attention to the “individuals whose names the world does not know and whose lives can be positively impacted by our own.”

Edward Brohel, former director of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, will also be an honored guest and will receive the college’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in growing the college’s art collection and increasing its influence on the campus.

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