To the Graduating Class of 2019, On behalf of Empire State College of the State University of New York, it is my privilege to congratulate you on reaching this joyful and meaningful milestone, your graduation.Commencement ceremonies mark both an endpoint and a beginning in your life journey.
Empire State College was a forerunner in recognizing the value of the knowledge adult learners acquire outside of the classroom.
The college grants credit for this prior learning, following a rigorous evaluative regimen.
We are honored to have been a part of yours and, with you, look forward to your ongoing success.
To reach this moment, you have persevered in your dedication to study, investing time, energy, thought and funds to further your education.
In addition to your diploma, you will be awarded the Empire State College medallion, which signifies your successful efforts in earning your degree, and join a large and proud community of more than 84,000 Empire State College alumni who were inspired by their experiences as students and now serve across New York and around the world as ambassadors for a SUNY Empire education.
Going forward, you, too, will represent your alma mater in your personal and civic life and career. Officer in Charge An early visionary for Empire State College was SUNY Chancellor Ernest L.
Academic regalia has a long and esteemed history, dating back to medieval Europe.
A statute written in 1321 required that all “Doctors, Licentiates and Bachelors” of the University of Coimbra wear gowns.
We ask that you share your news with the Office of Alumni and Student Relations, wherever your path leads, so we can join in your triumphs and delight. Boyer, whose wife, Kathryn, a nurse and mother, dreamed of earning a bachelor’s degree.