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Duo to Speak at SUNY Plattsburgh Winter Commencement 2010

Two high school sweethearts from Latham, N.Y., are scheduled to give SUNY Plattsburgh’s winter commencement address 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the college’s Field House.

Photo of Frances Ercolano and Brett Williams,Obstacles and Opportunities

In their joint address, Frances Ercolano, a history major and archeology minor, and Brett Williams, a history major and political science minor, will look at some of the obstacles faced by the United States and the world and how those challenges present an opportunity for the graduates.

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“There’s a lot for us to fix,” Williams said. “But that gives us a better chance to make a difference.”

“We will focus on how we and the other graduates are so prepared because of our time here at SUNY Plattsburgh,” said Ercolano. “We regard it as a privilege that we’re going to be the ones who are able to fix this and that, and our SUNY Plattsburgh education is really going to be the biggest thing that will help us in that process.”

Nearly 500 Eligible to Graduate

With nearly 500 students eligible to graduate, SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling will preside. Meanwhile, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Higgins will present the candidates for degrees. College Council Chair Arnold Amell and other members of the College Council will present the diplomas. The faculty marshal will be Dr. Charles Zinser.

The event will also feature music from the Elgin and District Pipes and Drums and the college’s Gospel Choir.

For more information, visit https://web.plattsburgh.edu/studentlife/commencement/winter/

Contact Information

For more information about Winter Commencement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Office of the President
159 Hawkins Hall
518-564-2010 (phone)
518-564-3932 (fax)
Email: [email protected]

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