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College Celebrates 49th Commencement

May 14, 2018

Tompkins Cortland Community College will celebrate the achievements of more than 600 graduates during its 49th Commencement ceremony Thursday, May 24. The ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the College's gymnasium.

Provost and Vice President of the College John Conners, who is retiring from the College this summer after 24 years of service, will deliver the keynote address. Conners, who started at the College in 1994 as the Dean of Academic Affairs, became the first Provost in the College’s history in 2008. He has served as the College’s chief academic officer longer than anyone in the history of the College.

This year’s ceremony will be the first for President Orinthia Montague, who took office last summer. In addition to President Montague, remarks will be provided by Board of Trustees Chair Raymond Schlather and Student Trustee Naseem Fielder. Individual students will be honored for academic-related achievement, and faculty and staff will receive various Chancellor's/Trustees' Awards for Excellence. Distinguished Alumni will be recognized, as will two Friends of the College.