Queensborough Community College – 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Queensborough Community College – 2019 Commencement Ceremony


(audience chattering)
– Interim President Lynch, I have the honor to report
that there are now present members of the graduating class, the staff and the faculty of
Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York, the governing bodies
of the City of New York and the State of New York all gathered to participate in these, the
58th Commencement Exercises of Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York. (audience applauding) Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 58th Commencement Exercises of
Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York. Under the direction of Dr. Steven Dahlke, Queensborough Community
College music students will lead us in singing
our national anthem. Will everyone please stand? – [Student With Glasses] Do we start? ♪ Oh, say can you see ♪ ♪ By the dawn’s early light ♪ ♪ What so proudly we hailed ♪ ♪ At the twilight’s last gleaming ♪ ♪ Whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ Through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ O’er the ramparts we watched ♪ ♪ Were so gallantly streaming ♪ ♪ And the rocket’s red glare ♪ ♪ The bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ Gave proof through the night ♪ ♪ That our flag was still there ♪ ♪ Oh, say does that star-spangled ♪ ♪ Banner yet wave ♪ ♪ O’er the land of the free ♪ ♪ And the home of the brave ♪ (audience cheers and applauds) – The audience will please be seated. Ladies and gentlemen, the president of Queensborough
Community College of The City University of New York, Dr. Timothy G. Lynch.
(audience applauding) – [Coordinator] Can I have
everyone in your seats? – Thank you, Grand Marshal Montgomery. Welcome Class of 2019 to
Queensborough Community College’s 58th Commencement Exercises. (audience cheers and applauds) On this very special day, we
celebrate the accomplishments of you, our students, who have received
degrees and certificates. You should all be very proud. This morning, you will
be official graduates of Queensborough.
(audience cheers and applauds) I also wish to extend a warm welcome to your family and friends
and to our elected officials, to representatives of the
CUNY Board of Trustees and the faculty and staff who
are such an important part of your college experience. This year, over 2,600 students will graduate from Queensborough. Some will go onto university studies. Our graduates will be attending
colleges across the country, including CUNY’s senior colleges, Queens, Baruch, Brooklyn, York, Hunter, John Jay, The City College– (audience cheering)
And Lehman, as well as SUNY colleges at Stony Brook, the Downstate Medical
Center, FIT and Binghamton. Some of our graduates will be attending private colleges as well, including NYU, Columbia, Hofstra, Penn State, Fordham and
St. John’s, among others. Some of you will graduate
from rigorous career programs which have prepared you to
work in professional fields such as health, business and technology. You came to Queensborough
from all parts of the world, representing over 127 countries of birth and 78 native languages. Each of you has a
personal story of courage and determination: to achieve
the dream of a better life for you and your families
through education. Among you are military veterans who served our country
with honor and distinction to protect our way of life. Will those graduating veterans, as well as those in
attendance in the audience who have served our country please stand and be recognized?
(audience cheers and applauds) Thank you. As graduates, you leave
with added knowledge, new and advanced skills,
and most importantly, with personal values
developed through the journey which brought you to
this momentous occasion. Your experiences and
interactions with one another, strangers who became friends, and with faculty and
staff who became mentors have positively impacted your life. This is your day, and
many important people have come to bring you greetings. I’d like to welcome the
Honorable Toby Ann Stavisky, New York State Senator
and Chair of the New York State Higher Education Committee. Senator Stavisky has
been tireless in her work with fellow legislators, both
Democrats and Republicans, to maintain access to affordable and high-quality education for all. Senator Stavisky?
(audience applauding) – Thank you, President Lynch. And let me welcome back
home my friend, Dr. Marti. (audience cheers and applauds) As we were walking in the procession, it was really wonderful to see everybody come up to Dr. Marti and hug and kiss him and remind them the role that
he has played in their lives, and so we do thank you very much for everything that you have done. And I appreciate the opportunity to share this important day with you. Many of you have come from
countries all over the world to the United States
because this is the land of opportunity, and you
came to fulfill your dreams. As the abolitionist Harriet Tubman said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. “Always remember you have the strength “within you, the patience and the passion “to reach for the stars
to change the world.” And speaking of dreams,
as the new chairwoman of the Senate Committee
on Higher Education, and the representative
from this district– – Woo!
(audience applauding) The second bill that I put
on the committee agenda back in January was the DREAM Act. (audience applauding) The DREAM Act allows
undocumented young people to pursue their education dreams. They will be able to
come out of the shadows and work legally and attend
college and receive TAP. And I, for one, welcome these young people because opportunity has to
be available for everyone. And this includes the
opportunity to attend college and, hopefully, to obtain
a driver’s license. (audience cheers and applauds) And I’m a cosponsor of
the Green Light Bill which would allow undocumented individuals to obtain a driver’s
license in New York State. Queensborough is part of the rich heritage that is The City University of New York. City College, which is now
part of CUNY, obviously, goes back to 1847 when the Free Academy was established to educate
the children of immigrants. And that mission has not changed. We continue to welcome
and educate new Americans, and you will be part of that tradition. I’ve always viewed higher education as a three-legged stool: all three legs are needed
to maintain stability. College must be affordable, accessible and of the highest quality. And we need all three legs
to make sure that happens. In the 2019 budget, which
was passed on April 1st, there was an increase to higher education, including a $100 increase to
aid for community colleges, for each student. But the faculty still
does not have a contract, and adjunct professors
are woefully underpaid. (audience applauding) Labor agreements must be reached, and that includes a salary increase for the part-time faculty. As–
(audience applauding) I attended a hearing about a month ago out on Smithtown in support
of the farm workers. And I realized the
adjunct faculty is making less money than the farm workers. And there was a hearing to
try to help both actually. The poet Maya Angelou wrote, “It’s time for parents
to teach young people “early on that in
diversity there is beauty “and there is strength.” We care about diversity and
we care about new Americans. In New York, we build
bridges of understanding and respect, not walls of
isolation and separation. (audience cheers and applauds) So let us continue, and let us endeavor to
protect our immigrants, to fight bigotry and discrimination, and let us resist intolerance– (audience cheers and applauds) Intolerance and racism,
and let us stand up and fight for that American dream. I congratulate the graduates, and may you continue
to thrive in our city. Thank you.
(audience cheers and applauds) – Thank you, Senator Stavisky. It is truly a pleasure to now welcome the Honorable David Weprin, member of the New York State Assembly and long-time friend to Queensborough. (audience applauding) – Thank you, President Tim Lynch, and congratulations on
your first graduation as the president.
(audience applauding) I also wanna welcome my
friend of longstanding, your former president, Dr. Eduardo Marti, who–
(audience cheers) whose granddaughter is graduating today. (audience cheers and applauds) Graduates, give yourselves a moment to take in this historic day. Today is the result of your
hard work and dedication, a testament to your character, character instilled in
your by your community, family and friends. Your QCC degree is proof
of all of these things, a symbol of what you have accomplished and a passport to future success. Your college career probably
seemed to be a marathon of classes, projects, club meetings, job hunting, and countless
other challenges. Some of you balanced your college career with other responsibilities such as caring for a child or working at a job.
(audience cheers and applauds) Yet, through it all, you charged forward, exceeding every expectation along the way. Words cannot express how proud we are of each and every one of you today. So as you graduate, don’t forget to thank those who got you here. And of course, I’m referring to Google, Wikipedia and coffee.
(audience cheers and applauds) Maybe copy and paste also. You are truly a remarkable
group of young men and women that represent the best
and brightest of Queens. Just looks around this gorgeous campus and the incredible diversity
of its student body. One can immediately understand why QCC is truly the lifeblood of our communities and a cornerstone of
our educational system. Queens, as we all know,
is New York’s largest and most diverse borough. If you were to travel across the borough, you will hear more than
160 languages spoken and meet residents for more
than a 120 different countries around the world, many
represented here today. (audience softly clapping)
The students at QCC are truly representative
of the world’s borough that we all love and cherish. They represent the values
we hold dearly in Queens: mutual respect,
understanding and acceptance. To all the graduates
here today, I can say, on behalf of myself and my colleagues, we are immeasurably proud of
each and every one of you. I admire your steadfast determination and your hunger for success. Now the road ahead will be similar to what you have experienced here. There will be tasks,
projects, assignments, deadlines and responsibilities. You will be tested and
graded in different ways. You will be expected to reach
certain goals and objectives. But as you have already proven, you’ll be able to handle those obstacles and power through them. Although we use commencement
as a synonym for graduation, commencement actually
means beginning or a start. So when my children graduated, I asked them one question
about their future, and your parents may ask you
the same question tonight: when are you moving out? (audience laughs) But again, as you embark on your careers, each and every one of you will find a way to change the world in some way. The world welcomes those who
strive to better themselves and those who work to make
the world a better place. Many of you have already done that. For example, one of your fellow
graduates, Paola Beniquez, worked with Hurricane Maria
victims from Puerto Rico. And she was very involved in an academic as a well as a sports career here. And I’m proud to recognize
that she just received CUNY’s Community College Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.
(audience cheers and applauds) Congratulations, Paola. Armed with a great education
and the support of those closest to you, each of
you from the Class of 2019 will be an inspiration for your families, your community and the
lives of all you touch. At every turning point in your lives, remember the words of the reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. “Only light can do that.” (audience cheering)
“Hate, “Hate cannot drive out hate. “Only love can do that.” Congratulations, graduates.
(audience cheers and applauds) – Thank you, Assembly Member Weprin. I am now pleased to welcome
the Honorable Ed Braunstein, member of the New York State Assembly. (audience applauding) – Good morning, thank you President Lynch, and thank you for the honor
to address everybody today. Let me start by
congratulating the graduates. (audience cheers softly) I represent the local community here, and wanted to say congratulations. Also say we are gonna miss you, if you don’t live in the neighborhood, we’re gonna miss having you here. But, before you go, I just wanna offer a little bit of advice as
you go on the next step of your journey, some advice
that was useful to me in life. When I was in high school,
I had a basketball coach who used to say all the time, he used to say, “Many people
fail ’cause they don’t try.” And he used to make me say it and everybody on the team say it everyday, to the point to where it got annoying. Everyday the coach be like,
“Eddie, what do we say? “Many people fail ’cause
they don’t try, coach.” But he made us say it so many times that I remembered it. And that advice became useful for me later in life whenever I
was confronting a challenge. I always thought to
myself, many people fail ’cause they don’t try. For example, when I ran for
office for the first time nine years ago, I was 29 years old. And there was a good chance I could lose. There was a good chance I would find out the voters might say, “You
know what, we don’t like you, “we’re not voting for you.” It’s a good chance it could be almost even a little bit embarrassing. But I remembered that
advice: many people fail ’cause they don’t try. What’s the worst that could happen? You could lose, you gain some experience, you make some friends, and you live the rest of your life never having regret. Now in that instance,
when I ran for office, fortunately it worked out. But I use that approach
any time I confront an opportunity in my life
where it may force me to go outside my comfort zone, may force me to take on something that’s a little challenging. And so, as long as I had the opportunity to address you today as you
move onto the next chapter of your life, I just wanted
to impart that advice. Remember, as you go forward,
if there’s a new challenge, many people fail ’cause they don’t try. Thank you very much.
(audience applauding) – Thank you, Assembly Member Braunstein. I wanna introduce the
Honorable Barry Grodenchik of the New York City Council.
(audience applauding) – There’s some good news,
I didn’t write a speech. (audience cheers and applauds) But there’s a corollary to that: there’s some bad news,
I didn’t write a speech. I could be up here for a while. (audience laughs) Listen, this is a great day for you, for the graduates. But I gotta tell you
something, as a parent of a community college graduate, it’s a greater day for your
parents and your grandparents. (audience cheers and applauds) My son, who is a graduate at Nassau where my wife has been a
professor for 32 years, he said to me recently, he said, “Dad, when I move out, you and mommy “won’t need as big a house.” I looked him in the eye, and I said, “You are never moving out because you have “the best deal on the planet.” And he conceded very
quickly that he probably would be with us for a while.
(audience chuckles) So don’t be afraid to stay home because it’s expensive in New York City. I wanna echo some of the
comments that my colleagues made. Senator Stavisky, who’s a great
champion of higher education as the Chair of the
Higher Education Committee talked about hatred. We categorically reject
hate and intolerance in Queens County and New York City. So all of you who are listening today, understand that message:
we are too busy to hate, we love each other, we come from 100, 200 different countries, but we are all here today working, living, loving, standing side by side to reject hate and intolerance. I wanna–
(audience applauds) You can applaud for that
because it’s important. (audience cheers and applauds) I wanna also echo the
words of my colleague, Assemblyman Ed Braunstein: don’t ever, ever be afraid
to take chances in life. We all remember a guy named Barack Obama. You remember Barack Obama?
(audience cheers) We miss him. (chuckles) Barack Obama ran for Congress against a gentleman named Bobby Rush. His best friends tried
to talk him out of it, and he basically got run off the road, he lost three to two. He got himself up, he dusted himself off, and we know the rest of the story. He succeeded in life
because he was not afraid to take chances and wasn’t afraid to fail. And he’s a shining example for all of us of the good that’s within each of us. I love this college. It’s my largest educational
institution in my district. And of course, I have a
special affinity, Dr. Lynch, for community colleges since my wife is a professor of math at Nassau. You are going to go from
here to do great things. Some of you are gonna go onto college, four-year institutions,
masters, doctorates. That’s the route that my wife took. She’s also a community college graduate, and she got her PhD a number of years ago from The City University of New York. So this is your first degree. It’s not your last degree. You are–
(audience cheers and applauds) You are doing to go on to do great things. Each and every one of you
has greatness inside of you. You have to decide for
yourselves what that is. Nobody can tell you what that is. You have to tell yourself. There are gonna be many
people who have helped you along the way already,
there are many more waiting to help you at your next stop. Take the chance, take a risk,
don’t be afraid to fail. I wanna say, on behalf
of the 170,000 people I represent in the New York City Council, congratulations to each
and every one of you. Excelsior, excelsior, excelsior! (audience cheers and applauds) – Thank you, Council Member Grodenchik. I’m pleased to introduce
the Honorable Kevin Kim, who will bring greetings as a member of the CUNY Board of Trustees. (audience applauding) – Thank you, President
Lynch for that introduction. And more importantly,
thank you, President Lynch, for the wonderful job you’ve done this past year as president. It’s never easy to step
into an interim role, but the job that you’ve done, maintaining the highest
standards of excellence that we have come to expect from QCC, you and your entire team deserve a warm round of applause today. (audience applauding) Class of 2019, on behalf
of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, I just wanna share with you just how proud we are of you today. As trustees, we’ve heard
your stories along the way: those who had to hold down multiple jobs just to pay for textbooks and
Metrocards to get to campus; those who are single parents,
who had a child to raise, a job to perform, and oh yeah, a full course load to complete. You did it. To those who were told by society, or even a family member, that a degree would not be possible,
you are here, you did it. (audience cheers and applauds) So we know that each and every one of you had to overcome your own financial, social academic challenges to
earn your seat here. Nobody handed this to
you, you’ve earned it. (audience cheers and applauds) So later this morning, as
you walk across the stage to receive your diploma,
I ask that you hold your heads up extra high, and not just because it’s
really good for selfies, like the one I’d like to
take with you right now, if its okay. (audience chuckles and cheers) The first one, I didn’t have myself in it, so I had to take it again.
(audience chuckles) But really, be proud of
what you’ve accomplished, because armed with this degree, not just any degree but a CUNY degree, and like so many QCC graduates before you, you are starting here,
but you can go anywhere. I wanna point out your
student government president, Ronald Chan, your executive
vice president, Monique Fisher, and also the other
students up here onstage: Tanina Habib, Marsha Homer, Jony Wang, Eric Dokie, Simon Chen, you
are all going places too. And near and far and wherever
each of you graduates go, I just ask you to remember one thing: work hard and be kind. Because regardless of what you
hear in the media these days, those qualities will carry you further than you could ever dream. Those dreams that you aspired to when you first enrolled here, we ask
that you keep those dreams, but remember to continue
to work hard and be kind. So in closing, on behalf
of all of us here at CUNY, I just wanna thank you for the hard work and dedication you’ve done
representing CUNY so well during your two, three,
or maybe four years here. And congratulations to the Class of 2019. (audience cheers and applauds) – Thank you, Trustee Kim. Bringing greetings on
behalf of the faculty, Dr. Philip Pecorino, Chairperson of the Faculty
Executive Committee. (audience applauding) – Thank you, Dr. Lynch. Graduates, on behalf of your faculty, we say congratulations to all of you for this wonderful accomplishment, overcoming all the challenges you faced over the years you’ve been here with us. On behalf of my colleagues,
I also wanna thank all of you for doing the thing only you can do: teach us how we become better at doing what we do for all of you. I also wanna thank you for teaching me to keep this really short. So the final remark is this: as you commence now on the next chapter on your journey through
life, try to keep in mind, be as kind as you can to
those you meet along the way, and help out whenever you can. Thank you.
(audience cheers and applauds) – Thank you, Dr. Pecorino. Bringing greetings from the
college’s academic senate is the Chairperson of the Academic Senate Steering Committee, Dr. Steven Dahlke. (audience cheers and applauds) – Thank you, President Lynch. Hello, friends. My name is Steven, and I
work with a group on campus that helps the people who run the college to listen to one another,
be aware of each other, and make the college run
as well as it can for you. And I think that’s one of the things that we all, as professors and students, most learn about here at Queensborough. Now picture yourself using
the skills that you’ve learned in 10 years, and imagine
your most wonderful life, family life, professional
life, or community life; and think about how you
can point yourself there. Now turn to the person next to you and give them a big smile, or just sneak a glance
if that’s all you can do. (audience chuckles) And picture them in their
most wonderful life. Think of what you can do
to help that to happen with your words and with your ears, and think in detail. Maybe think of what that
person might be wearing in the boardroom when they make a decision that earns their company $100 million. Or what it would be like
around the dining room table when they, listening so
carefully to their kids, help them to feel not
too scared when they go to school on their first day. Imagine what you can do
to help that to happen. I have a friend and
colleague here on campus who, every time she sees
me, says, “Hello, friend.” And with those two words, she
helps me to fee like I matter, and that puts a little
bit of a spring in my step and helps me to be my best self. I know that we can all work together to help everyone around us to achieve the magnificent life that you all deserve. Thank you very much, friends.
(audience cheers and applauds) – Thank you, Dr. Dahlke. Bringing greetings from
your fellow students, Mr. Ronald Chan, who
has served as president of the Queensborough Student Government. (audience applauding) – Thank you, President
Lynch, for allowing me to say a few words and share my story. I just wanna first recognize
everyone here today. Our amazing faculty,
staff, administrators, Fall Semester Student Government Board, the support system of family
and friends in attendance, and of course, Class of 2019.
(audience cheers and applauds) Two years ago, after
spending my high school years focusing on competitive
boxing and video gaming, I graduated high school with a 71 average, failing classes every
single year in the process. At the same time, my parents were at each other’s throats again, working through their second divorce, resulting in my mother flying out to Texas and me to live alone. When I first began my journey
here at Queensborough, I was rejected from taking honors courses and higher level mathematics courses, preventing from opening a boxing club and lost student government election, despite spending countless
hours campaigning. My mother was solely
providing financial support for me, my brother, and herself
on less than minimum wage. That night, after hearing I had lost the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, I cried. It was not losing the
scholarship that was so upsetting but it represented: a golden
ticket to being independent, to being able to return
her immigrant sacrifices. Shortly after that, I
received a letter of rejection from the University of
Virginia, then Stanford, then Duke, followed by
University of Pennsylvania, Washington University and Northwestern. Today, however, I am
proud to say I have had the greatest privilege to serve as your student government president, and that two days ago, I got accepted into the college of my dreams: the Dyson School of Applied
Economics and Management at Cornell University.
(audience cheers and applauds) All of us here today have
endured similar battles because we all have accomplished
this tremendous milestone. In the future, however,
we’ll have to contend with far greater obstacles. However, recognize all of
the obstacles in your life that you have overcome and
understand that some people succumb to their obstacles. Embrace the struggle
because it is the adversity you face along the way which
gives your goals meaning. And believe in yourself. One of the greatest athletes
of all time, Muhammad Ali, once said, “I am the greatest. “I said that even before I knew I was.” You are not the product
of your environment but rather your expectations. So set ambitious goals and
have unwavering confidence in your ability to achieve them. Without it, you will
never be able to stand up during the tough times
and achieve your goals. If you believe in yourself
and never give up, I guarantee you, you’ll be
surprised at where you end up. Thank you.
(audience cheers and applauds) – Saved the best speech
for last, didn’t we? Great job, Ron. With us on the platform are
many distinguished guests. Please hold your applause until I have finished recognizing them. Dr. Eduardo J. Marti, President
Emeritus of Queensborough and former Vice Chancellor
for Community Colleges of The City University of New York. Mr. Patrice Henry, Principal
of the Business Technology Early College High School. Mr. Peter Tu, Executive
Director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association and a founding member of Queensborough’s Asian Community Advisory Board. Mr. Joseph Dubowski, board member of the Friends of Veterans
New York, Incorporated. From the college, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer, Sherri Newcomb. Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sandra Palmer. Vice Presidents Stephen
Di Dio, Brian Kerr, William Faulkner, Denise
Ward, Rosemary Zins; deans Arthur Corradetti, Linda
Evangelou, David Humphries, Kathleen Landy, Liza
Larios, Veronica Lucas, Michael Pullin, Tikola
Russell and Shiang-Kwei Wang; as well as chairpersons from
our 17 academic departments. We now move to the portion
of these ceremonies when we recognize those
members of our graduating class who are receiving awards. Will the recipients please come forward as I call your name? The John F. Kennedy Memorial Award goes to the student
demonstrating outstanding college and community leadership. Mr. Ronald Chan.
(audience cheers and applauds) – [Ron] Thank you. – Ron will continue his
studies at Cornell Dyson to study economics. So this is for you, Ron.
– Thank you. – (murmurs) some photographs there. (audience cheers and applauds) Great job. The Martin Luther King Jr. Award, presented to a student
who has demonstrated exceptional leadership
in promoting harmony and appreciation of cultural diversity is awarded to Ms. Monique Fisher. (audience cheers and applauds) Monique will be going to
Hunter to study psychology. Congratulations.
– Thank you. – The President’s Award
for outstanding achievement in the associate and arts degree is awarded to Ms. Marsha
Homer and Ms. Tanina Habib, who, unfortunately, is
unable to be with us today. (audience cheers and applauds) Congratulations (murmurs). Fantastic. The President’s Award for
outstanding achievement in the associate and science degrees is awarded to Ms. Zhenyi Wang. (audience cheers and applauds) Fantastic. The President’s Award for
outstanding achievement in the associate and
applied science degree is awarded to Mr. Eric
Deokie and Mr. Simon Shen. (audience cheers and applauds) (murmurs) guys here. Fantastic.
– Thank you. – Graduates, I’d like to
share with you perspectives that I have come to appreciate. Maintain the values we
share at Queensborough. Be mindful of the future,
of yours and of those for whom you have responsibility. Embark on new experiences ahead, and when you do, reflect on this advice. Stay curious, this is the first step toward acquiring knowledge. Always act with integrity and honor. Maintain your friendships,
invest in them over time. Stay focused. Self-discipline will serve
you well in challenging times. Learn your craft in your heart. The values and ethics you
learned at Queensborough will help frame what you
do and how you do it. Take risks. Balance self-confidence with adaptability. I once sat where you are today, as a proud CUNY graduate,
and I, like many of you, was a first-generation college student. I’ll always remember the deep pride I felt in crossing the finish line. You too will always remember this day which marks the beginning
of the next fantastic chapter of your lives. The journey at times may be challenging, but remember, per aspera ad astra: perceive through hardships to the stars. (audience applauding) – We shall now proceed with the conferring of degrees and certificates.
(audience cheers and applauds) The candidates will be
presented by the Provost and Vice President for Academic
Affairs, Dr. Sandra Palmer. – President Lynch, these candidates have met all the requirements for their degrees. I am pleased to present them to you, and I respectfully request
that you confer upon them the degree of associate in arts. (audience cheers and applauds) – Upon the recommendation of
the provost and vice president and the faculty of the college, and by the authority vested
in me by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, I hereby confer upon you the
degree of associate in arts with all the rights,
privileges, immunities and honors thereunto pertaining. – (murmurs) getting them to stand up. – Ah, okay. Will the candidates for
the degree of associate in arts please rise? (audience cheers and applauds) Those students wearing
a blue and white cord are graduating with honors. Students wearing a
yellow stole are members of the Phi-Theta-Kappa. Okay. Dr. Marti? This is your granddaughter,
coming up first? (Dr. Marti laughs) (background hum muffles speakers) – [Faculty Member] Get him back. We don’t have a microphone. (audience cheering) (tapping on mic)
– There you go. – [Announcer] Leila Sanchez. (audience cheers and applauds) Nseandra Richards.
(audience cheering) – [Faculty Member] Sounds too low. Can you put this closer to (murmurs)? – [Announcer] Nseandra Richards. (audience cheers and applauds) Hasma Aresi. Saba Fizal. Stephany Rivera. Valeria Corona. Chamila Duff. Mia Stephens.
(audience member hollering) Chanel Chance.
(audience cheering) Sotrisha McGree. Tracy Paine. Tyler Lloyd. Daniporpi Taingyu. Ifonania Nanjeku. Denine Vaughn. Chensia Vacarero. Sara Cunningham. Daneira England. Scott Winter. Kareen Laurence. Donald Peters. Stephanie Jimenez. Dominica Galeraga. Shawna Porbitt. Jessica Santamaria. Diana Morales. Pamela Adrian. Kaitlyn Pena. Jennifer Rivera. Andrew Sepulveda.
(audience cheering) Johanna Benavides. – Excellent.
– Christian Glavan. (audience cheering) Axel Maxu. Neina Hafiz. – [Faculty Member] Yeah,
no one can stay here. (murmurs) – Mu.
– Mu Pfiza. Debbie Ramutar. Kimberly Singh. Canise Shadia. Justin Mercado. Supna Minjas. Bianca Supa. Victoria Pelegrino. Rachel Falla.
(audience member hollers) Eduardo Jiraldo. Naomi Brown. Mona Ruth Field. Amanda Samarco. Antonio Lamonte. Audrey Oscar. Britney Ruplow. Annalee Callen. Pauline Williamson West. Pedro Perez. Vanessa Humana. Jacqueline Ramirez. Dorix Loja. Ida Rodriguez. William Ramirez. Naijina Doz.
(audience cheering) Kamicka Grant Barnett. Rosalva Grande Netsuquatal. Precious Chileschi. Diana Katal. Kamala Singh.
(audience cheering) Somadi Sunaren Persad. Christina Rosado. Jessica Bernillo. Briana Bailey.
(audience cheering) Kayla Lorick.
(audience cheering) Emily Valdez. Karen Rohubir. Jasmine Maiz. Milagros Mateas Ast. Coffee Benton. Peyaru Mill. Olga Maritza Velasquez Casana.
(audience cheering) Andre Michel Klow. Mimi Poll.
(audience cheering) Polo Sierra. Nancy Sukiranda. Patience Wando. Bianca Philips. Jessica Rosario! Krystal James. Steick Slobadan. Samantha Gonzales. T.J. Little. Brianna Ulysee. Dulency Lantigua. Rosana Rosario. Trisha Chen. Chanaz Mandal. Paulie Reynor Swadi. Carolyn Arias Martinez. Nianda Bangay. Nicole Warthour. Ashley Tatiana Perez.
(audience cheering) Ramon John Baptist. Fernando Huerta. Rosana Dionari. Palcumari Prasad. Shunitha Ramden. Casey Morel. Helen Hernandez.
(audience cheering) Shauntel Diaz. Sascha Paquet. Yesenia Perez. Jennifer Petite Dey. Eleni Maritelacos. Oh, no, Janice Miles.
(audience cheering) Alison Axel. Rashida Botchi. Francesco Urena. Jaquita Cunningham. Shen Ma. Zayun Mei. Daniela Landono. Jennifer Bravo. Giovanni Ensuatsi. Angel Perez. Michelle Gusuriaga. Taisha Greene. Michele Morales. Kathryn Zirson. Michelle Suarez. Bianca Perez. Suleki Rosario.
(audience cheering) Alex Ponce.
(audience cheering) Jenna Trespalacios. Kurt Glenn. Derdana Kanaan. Beatriz Court Gready. Odales Fernandez. Amanda Raiman. Vivaz Vania. Sky Johnson. Cassandra Vargas. Adriana Rosado. Amalia Calderon. Jonathan Lopera. Kunisha Ferguson. Tiffany Barnes.
(audience cheering) Collise Supina Jones. Onisaia Douglass. Sengian Gou. Tiffany Rodriguez. Terrence McGoldrick. Jonathan Kaya. Dulan Regis Filogeen. Jeremy Chonia. Geuti Morin. Jade Daniels. Josneli Miza. Eileen Marin Santos. Stephen Sturn. Maria Lapolanco. Shabrina Khan. Dexter Greene. Michael Gonzales. M.D. Mahir Alam. Brian Quintanilla. Johanna Feyados. Germain Gaile.
(audience cheering) Brianna Laurence.
– Let’s go, baby! – [Announcer] Ty Muldack. Daliza Cruz. Christian Antonio Feliz. William Gilmore. Tusant Carter. Rachel Castro.
(audience cheering) – [Announcer] Andrew Flores. Christian Carballo. Eric Montelegre. Adriana Vargaz. (murmurs) Melissa Tereli. Andrea Rodriguez. Lionares Dias. Nathan Barrett. Terese Tyler. Suzanne Antoin. Dina Shelbourne. Justin Carp. Melanie Maldonado. Crystal Petiton. Surai Ayala. Ivanna Rodriguez. Jeremy Wahl. Lana Vasquez.
(audience cheering) Kaila Izel.
(audience cheering) Alisha Miles. Maxine Brown Simpson. Irena Schlomov. Mina Chouch. Ricardo Zhin. Erene Thomas. Daphne Monroe. Elizabeth Luna.
(audience cheering) Nakia Van Williams. Prophet Pral.
(audience cheering) Elton Siu.
(audience cheering) Kayla Brown.
(audience cheering) Melisia Barrio. Francesco Bayo. Marie Jacqois. Takna Shralz. Convert Adebi. Kisha Bolt. Tasha Mezone. Ushe Acpaco. Kadisha Sahid. Danielle Foster. Maruk Sahid. Ashley Pascual.
(audience cheering) Cedric Pinuk. Kimberly Small.
(audience cheering) Tamara Taylor Anderson. Kayla Humphrey.
(audience cheering) Wilne Nunez. Lisa Olgredi. Dillon Smith. Anica Del Sol. Angel Mino. Patrick Hennessy. Rafaela Asasui. Britney Cutord.
(audience cheering) Jesemia Kashada. Yanita Chunilou. Dahlia Hunt. (faculty member murmurs)
Okay. Joseph Lamba.
(audience cheering) Marcia Foride. Naresh Diosarin.
(audience cheering) Girbir Singh. Abishek Chouhan. Tifani Arenas. Harmony Ortiz.
(audience cheering) Katelyn Davis. Gizen Nevoglu? Esmelyn Bonifacio Gomez. Rachel Rambaran. Andreak Bolton.
(audience cheering) Dahlia Dunton. Rachel Vela. Richard Richards. Julia Brown. Sara Prain. Carlos Guzman. Michelle Lovell. Munirato Agbaje. Tiffany Johnson. Samuel Cristobal. William Ramirez. Kathryn Yarena. Marisol Froles Ortega. Paulina Verdugo. Yanirosco Rodriguez. Erica Mejia. Mariel Mejia. Maylin Baiza.
(audience cheering) Achil Anderson Alonzo. Stanley Pierre. Emily Caratza.
(audience cheering) Taylor Anne O’Brien.
(audience cheering) Amber Odeyo. Samantha Aviles. Gillian Guite. Tamara Hogan. Janette Hernandez. Abigail Robinson. Anabel Hernandez. Justin Davis. Rosin White. Tajmina Jaba. Andre Jackson.
(audience cheering) Donell Miller. Cathryn Ramnarin. Sydney Lee. Emily L. Haluani. Arthur Rodriguez. Michael Loval. Koby Luis. Stevan Marcisela. Edwin Primas. Pamela Barshack. Emily De Los Santos. Penelope Yaguen. Genesis Salazar. Tyler Marshal. Diana Babuso. Laura Belviso. Sydney Frie. Lisa Zhang. Nicole Cheverra. Annie Mariano Rodriguez. Edward Guevara.
(audience cheering) Felisha Valbrun. Elizabeth Charles. Brianna Evelyn. Vanessa Espinoza. Anjumen Aura. Licole Linezi. Stephanie Rodriguez. Taina Vargas Mirasol. Lidelkis Paredes Almanzar. Amanda Vasquez.
(audience cheering) Kayla Lopez. Angeni Baishu. Isolina Paredes. Crystal Montalvo. Alejandra Chiriboga. Tori Lewis. – Will candidates for
the degree of associate in applied science please rise? (audience cheers and applauds) – This is associate of applied science? The candidates for the degree of associate in applied science are
assembled, President Lynch. These candidates have
met all the requirements for their degrees. I am pleased to present them to you, and I respectfully request
that you confer upon them the degree of associate
in applied science. – Upon the recommendation of the provost and the vice president of
the faculty of the college, and by the authority vested in me by the Board of Trustees of The
City University of New York, I hereby confer upon you
the degree of associate in applied science, with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and
honors thereunto appertaining. – [Announcer] Guwa Jin. Chan Zuow. Denise Rivera. Douglass Lam Camer. Martha Hernandez. Shuri Enamara. Kenneth Hoolet. Brian Miller.
(audience cheering) Cathleen Amaras O’Brien. Ivan Martinez. Jesus Poras. Rebecca Bryant. – [Faculty Member] Do you wanna switch and you give them to me? – [Announcer] Karina Hakez. Ebony Smith. Antonia Atoni.
(audience cheering) Stephen Dorvil. Arrow Piant.
(audience cheering) Kareshme Talap. Darian Brown.
(audience cheering) Kavita Rapanin. Kristen Halsmiset. Deidra Hamlet. Edward Lorenzo. Lamel Francis. Jema Rock.
(audience cheering) Hashara Potter. DeJessica Valcourt. Nancy Perez. Burton Vowe. Adalyn McHenry. Ni Zin. Sean Govira. Ty Bahardon. Stefan Millery. Jevion Wilson. Jonathan Areas. John Rowans. Ebird Grandi Lagia-Ronton. Cathryn Quindy. Richard Burley. Ariel Holland. Lafasa Chaldre. Adriana Garcias. Kimberly Sanchez. Bibi Hasneli. Analee Husan. Yazmar Sanchez Zavila. Christian Delrio.
(audience cheering) Bridget Mopundo.
(audience cheering) Alexandra Kovandis. Mya Katiches. Marsha Washington. Anand Sebicki. Tasmia Choudry. Sharisa Ali. – [Faculty Member]
(murmurs) congratulations. – [Announcer] Sabnan Shaminma. Anicka Ramin. Nelmi Taranam. Linda Garcia. Paula Hamabalet. Carmen Montaroso. Tania Choudry. Nicole Benzine. Jaswant Kerr. Janat Belkis. Mu Zou.
(clapping) Misod Ahmed. Angel Makas Ortez. Mamudo Bha. Janroy Aurellano. Natasha Valentin.
(audience cheering) Francisco Martinez. Maiko Sarantino. Italo Iberti. James Sutton.
(audience cheering) Kenneth Jimenez. James Whitaker. Jose Medina.
(audience cheering) Ganasharam Delachan. Christopher Denarin. Kevin Balakomota. Reynard Wagstaf. Robia Bashra. Jessica Kararasco. Erica Jasmine Puaweg. Ruthmay Saldaraga.
(audience cheering) Susalua Rivera. Renata Rodriguez.
(audience cheering) Kevin Ranpalua. Akaria Vera. Christopher Anastasio. Kristofa Novak. Emily Alatori.
(audience cheering) Adriana Ramos.
(audience cheering) Winnie Sanchez. Alyssa Rajo Diez. Aliag Alolada Aralabi. William Chuki. Kaileen Verdadjeo. Rachel Izark. Stephan Kumar. Ferdinad Mangroove. Amanjat Sani.
(audience cheering) Namal Gill. Verpaul Singh. Andreas Savardra. Kelly Caralal. Ayano Middleton.
(audience cheering) Chanel Jackson. Dolanique Carson.
(audience cheering) Jazmin Jackson. Brandon Piper.
(audience cheering) Shafal Alam. Shalasi Brennan.
(audience cheering) Alicia Diggs. Alicia Lopez. Shadiney Wesni. Ooh, sorry. Ryan Landano. Christian Mina.
(audience cheering) Christina Joseph. Bryant Mata. Shivenad Supisadh.
(audience cheering) Sophia Melki. Antwan Tindell.
(audience cheering) Hm?
(faculty member murmurs) I said it. Jackson Juliet. Jose Segovia. Bernice Gene. Chen Lu. Margarita Agilara Lopez. Shengjin Chen. Joradliz Quintero. Ivette Campero. Victoria Picardo. Christian Ramirez. Luke Goldberg. Angie Fexter. Wen Heng Chi. Arel The Pleaser.
(audience cheering) Nisha Dutt.
– Both of you go. – [Announcer] Michelle Chi. Mayfong Lo. Johnny Zengnay. Gifette Jalana. Lamark Marc. Alexanda Santis Tiban.
(audience cheering) – [Announcer] Maria Asif. Sobia Asif. Camuran Makmud. Cynthia Zapata. Chania Fryer. Taylor Jaffi.
(audience cheering) Trina Methow. Mya Tillery.
(audience cheering) Rayana Blaise.
(audience cheering) Hela Zamora. Ketora Harris. (murmurs) – Are those per class–
– Yup. – [Faculty Member] Try to
name the fastest (murmurs) She like the tiger (murmurs). – [Announcer] Oh yeah. – Will the candidates for
the degree of associate in science and for
certificates please rise? (audience cheering and applauding) – The candidates for the
degree of associate in science are assembled, as are the candidates– (audience cheers)
for certificates. (chuckles) President Lynch, these candidates have met all the requirements their degrees. I am pleased to present them to you, and I respectfully request that you confer upon them the degree
of associate in science and grant their certificates. – [Announcer] Ario Ramrasad. – Whoa, hang on a second.
– Oh. – Upon the recommendation of the provost and vice president and the
faculty of the college, and by the authority vested in me by the Board of Trustees of The
City University of New York, I hereby confer upon you the degree of associate in science
with all the rights, privileges, immunities and
honors thereunto appertaining, and I grant you your certificates. (faculty member murmurs) – [Announcer] Moises Rodriguezs. Yolungfun Jadi. Shayna Lee. Alexys Labades.
(audience cheering) (audience member hollers) Demark Campbell. – [Faculty Member]
(murmurs) Hunt, good job. – [Announcer] Towan Hopkins. Daniela Echavarria Garcia. Fernando Maldonado. Karis Cobb. Jorge Camacho. Joshua Santiago. Lauren Gulbourn. Anthony Cousins. Lawrence Adomaco. Chanel Gordon. Shannon Figen. Chilten Lindor. Varuna Karick. Audrey Cezere. Samantha Ali. Salma Cotob. Daisy Morales. Brandon Detusa. Cezar Caballero. David Hancock. Kristen Spickerman. Selena Borbano. Javani Flores. John Seteros. Scarlet Suarez. Robert Casorla. Colver Perez. Hugo Salinas. Misha Stewart. Indira Zhan. Thomas December. Yasim Eri. – Just say (murmurs)
– Giancarlo Vietela. Summer Paul singh. – [Audience Member] Let’s go (murmurs) – [Announcer] Natasha Baptist. Nafifa Long. Charlette Nafifa Long. Alexandra Brathwaite. Tiara Jordan.
(audience cheering) Kathryn Costahi. Britney Jara. Rosalina Cruz. Alana Perez. Yesenia Gualpa. Joshua Jonsunicko. Claudia Hernandez. Jakati Rauls. Adrian Doliscar. Sorai Garcia. Troy Adams. Stefany Marie De La Rosa. Alsahid Elnor. Ranita Parvat. Jacqueline Gonzales. Lujabhat Amedola. Chanel Smith. Kian Simon.
(audience cheering) Kailin Pubol.
(audience cheering) Cherise Castro. Rosalin Amadis. Nashira Batist. Nina Ahadi. Ashley Williams.
(audience cheering) Charlene McLain.
(audience cheering) Yoana Gramosis. Stephanie Garcia. Kippy Gonzales. Sydney Tevano. Neal Subik. Milal Tarik. Duo Liu. Maria Forero. Jonathan Lopez. Jocelyn LaSalle Fon.
(audience cheering) Isaira Cartejena.
(audience cheering) Danisha Grandison.
(audience cheering) Lisa Bulek. Janette Espiat.
(audience cheering) Joshua Gonsong. Samuel Harris. Michera Ateutuara. Farad Faruke. Navindra Sheida. Bryan Chang. Kathryn Puerta. Jonathan Berment. Lakpati Kublal. Sydney Lopez. Danielle Anderson.
(audience cheering) Erica Knowle.
(audience cheering) Caroline Acosta.
(audience cheering) Jane Meta. Muhammad Mahmud. Londi Santa. Melanie Kaun. William Ward.
(audience cheering) Topia Bennet. Brandon Mitten.
(audience cheering) Arciola Checha. Umida Muhammadova. Kelly Chabla. Cario Shampeni. Yiesotes Martinez. Shaniqua Graham.
(audience cheering) Carla Medina. Ashley Munoz.
(audience cheering) Angelica Pomar. Prince Jacobs. Leslie Argundi. Yotler Giu. Jaming Shi. Fiorela Ornavega. Daniella Warill.
(audience cheering) John Van Slickman. Kayla Castillo.
(audience cheering) Elvis Caban.
(audience cheering) Michelle Anne Fraser.
(audience cheering) Sasha Chotan.
(audience cheering) Melanie Narain. Ashley Hirolol. Muhammad Havaldar. Sevitri Sharma. Rennie Vergara Frias. Zavier Luna. Nauma Ferdus. Fatima Raman. Jose Ramirez. Rachel Lewis. Tatiana Gall.
(audience cheering) Aziza Busbi. Grace Garcia. Yanina Cajuargricgra. Barbara Pienargote. Stefany Castillo. Diane Powell. Kenny Desen. Matthew Debono. Katie Fufana. Sitara Sajid. Ahmed Yahya. Mikhail Orstuk. – [Announcer] Junehip Lee. Falstino Ramos. Nina Simone Jones. Genelle Burton. Adriana Albrek. Gabriela Darmillo.
(audience cheering) Bridgette Lagos. Kathryn Dias. Patricia Mohammed. Onisha Ramsey. Andre Viegas. Jason Carchi. Marina Alzakari. Manta Patel. Afita Hussein. Felisha Lewis.
(audience cheering) Anastasia Parks. Selena Gomez. Yolanda Gene Tuscant.
(audience cheering) Shatina Parish. Valentina Munoz Pena. Robert Barsenis. Mosen Ali. Jose M. Cabrera.
(audience cheering) Roxanna Jarma. Shaquila Choudry. Metsuka Gene. David Scott Castano. Justin Rawls. Ronald Chen. Monique Fisher. Simone Chen. Eric Dioki. Marsha Homer.
(audience cheering) Sengyi Wang. Colette Macintosh. Brandon White. Benjamin Herrera.
(audience cheering) Valeria Cruz.
(audience cheering) Nargas Hasanzada. Hadisha Razi. Whitney Dormina.
(audience cheering) Hector Garcia.
(audience cheering) Nicholas Delfo.
(audience cheering) Zakaria Ali. Damien Rache. Anthony Rodriguez. Jonathan Hoguin. Rebecca Ramutar.
(audience cheering) Irene Maria Vates. Kaitlyn Chen. Israel Vasquez.
(audience cheering) Tishon Harris. Anekey Taila Thompson. Monica Gopaul. Rong Ten. Patrick Grant. Yana Jones. Dania James. Janelle Walters.
(audience cheering) Bibi Abdula. Serenja Budu. Michael Diong Kayni.
(audience cheering) Rowan Enriquez. Abdula Martini. Adison Bailon.
(audience cheering) Brenda Lee. Tiffany Ali. Pavel Sobales. Daniel Carlise. Ieldan Ogogo. Dante Brown. Abias Putan. Jefferson Belvue.
(audience cheering) Sebastian Fenolon. Axel Bovay. Carmela Chappelle.
(audience cheering) Benjin Guerier. Josie Leila Clairvoyant. Jessica Anderson. Julissa Laura Adamez. Martin Lawson.
(audience cheering) Franklin Pineda. Abdulei Kaba. Ana Martinez. Alan Yao. Shaquina Jones. Nichole Bustamante. Grace Hernandez. Giselle Caveras. Chila Aise Lambert. Niasha Chiangua. Dexter Hakunah. Vicky Chiu. Dahlia Reed Shannon. Michael Osorio. Monir Hossen. Samia Alam. Talha Anzari. Melissa Nunez. Tad Wright.
(audience cheering) Pamela Pena. Antonia Brown. Abdulla Al Mamun. Justin Felder.
(audience cheering) Paden Mejia. Jasmine Daniele. Natalie Dias. Lisa Colon.
(audience cheering) Nichole Maynenes.
(audience cheering) Rose Jehami. Vanessa Torres. Bene Mecant.
(audience cheering) Mayima Diever. Robert Russel. Stefan Styick.
(audience cheering) Mark Herlman. Sebastianne Loisa. Paula Beniquez. Armani Taylor. Danny Chen. Natalie Salazar. Nashley Mercado.
(audience cheering) Jacqueline Jimenez. Maria Gonsobei Barzola. Jenny Samaroon. Alexandra Gutierrez.
(audience cheering) Andrea Chakman. Heishana Laru. Diana Charles.
(audience cheering) Damen Ryan. Christian Moreno. Mabia Khan. – [Announcer] Anas Advi. Eduardo Guzman.
(audience cheering) Paul Linoche. Kiala Astwood. Nykisha Parkins. Caris Cobb. Jorge Camacho. Desi Perez. Tioadora Yarik.
(audience cheering) Yel Jin Park. Gustavo Vargas Junior. Tehera Begam. Britney Suey. Natasha Charles. Amanda Chuants.
(audience cheering) Valdine Portelis.
(audience cheering) Zubair Alisha. Peter Saras.
(audience cheering) Robert Castles.
(audience cheering) Jonathan Jennings.
(audience cheering) Delialem Amalu.
(audience cheering) Justin Allen. Zihin Chen. Emily Palmuter.
(audience cheering) Melanie Reyes. Ayana Tumalak. Okay, Brelik Solas. Milan DeFrancesco. Miguel Ramos. Tian Yi Ya. Elizabeth Yalo. Mia Shye.
(audience cheering) Nardia Moshun.
(audience cheering) Nazia Nusha. Melvia Pais Valenzuela. Violeta Nieves. Nalini Persad.
(audience cheering) Brenda Reyes. Diana Cruz. Alejandra Rosas Luna. Mateo Saenz. Jade Torres. Liyan Nicole Ramos. Bernard Paul.
(audience cheering) Nima Meadows. Jennifer Ronquillo. Suzanna Averna. Navsia Mukada. Yohan Rios.
(audience cheering) Christian Adrade Soto. Eric Tamarima. Ryan Howe. Hailey Ayumada. Melissa Infante.
(audience cheering) Sarah Abdul. Patrice Kurtlan.
(audience cheering) Takia Wallis. Rosevel Vicente. Alithia Biel. Israel Escobar. Gabriel Andres Palencia Serna. Elena Marino. Valerie Roldan. Vashti Agnarin Sugnarin. Maham Kumar. Nursi Rodriguez.
(audience cheering) Ashim Biswas. Kamalji Singh.
(audience cheering) Ashish Mokal. Fnu Sanjay Kumar. Nu Somiti Devi. Melissa Persad. Shamik Mabri. Fahana Actor. Nusra Soltalva. Victor Sisalima. Jose Rodriguez. Jennifer Colon. Celeste Pilataxi. Jazmin Salgado. Rachel Miranda. Patrice Parett.
(audience cheering) Abiung Singh. Verid Iri Collin. Augustina Ortega. Johanna Ortega. Claudia Weber. Melissa Richards.
(audience cheering) Angel James. Wendell Jules.
(audience cheering) Jameson Stuart. Lanra White Junior. Shua Song. Jenny Balchisaka. Karen Ruiz. Gideon Bernal. Chavami Jagvandam. Denise Mamba. Gabrielle Keston. Mia Anne Prevols. Malgarasata Nolaf. Angan Raiza. Ari Rosenbloom. Angela Siano. Anica Hassan. Shane Rase.
(audience cheering) Lorina Quirizumbai. Christina Parache.
(audience cheering) Aloik DeJesus.
(audience cheering) Mayra Bastiuzacka. Sarah Munaser.
(audience cheering) Jennifer Palacio. Marcela Nunez.
(audience cheering) Junior Santiago. Evelyn Chimboraso.
(audience cheering) – [Announcer] Nicholas Perry. Kasivi Atali. Amanda Vander Yar. Shadniz Stuart.
(audience cheering) Mahit Charmar. Shane Sigh.
(audience cheering) Bensent Evans. Achen Begh. Chad Cameron.
(audience cheering) John Mondel. Apajon Mangajavo. Dajeli Acoro. Erin Mato. Alessandro Mata. Lance Tomate. Raul Sanchez.
(audience cheering) Francisco Astevez. Manuel Gamboa. Williams Nunez. Ashley Torres.
(audience cheering) Zingza Yen. Zauin Yu. Letsi Woemnu. Ariel Teveres.
(audience cheering) Irving Rios Ensuso.
(audience cheering) Tiffany Jaret. Kadyusha Parknazaridisful. Kathryn Ramirez. Karen Delgado. Sayid Hamza. Joy Roy. Abrey Alam. Razni Saju. Winnita Peters. (clapping)
Motri Pandit. Bushwa Tazlin.
(clapping) Aman Khan. Bahsra Javad. Nadia Felix. Shantel Hall. Rajvinda Kerr. Karma Parir.
(audience cheering) Charles Silla.
(audience cheering) John Toro. Deviki Serju. Jasmine Auria. Janette Parguaya. Mayosha Woods.
(audience cheering) Rachel Catchin. Laverne Tummings.
(audience cheering) Christina Price. Tiffany Jeremiah. Sara Olveis. Reindier Singh. Marcela Parmona. Subaiga Mu. Garson Vasquez. Jennifer Jimenez.
– Thank you very much. – Shaina Duran.
(audience cheering) (clapping) (faculty members chattering) – [Faculty Member] Oh,
it’s Elizabeth (murmurs) – Just a few more speeches. No, no. Graduates, you have
been conferred a degree which brings rights and privileges. As a graduate, you also
have a responsibility to your community. Be a participant, make a difference. Pledge to leave the world a
better place than you found it. Will the Class of 2019 please stand? (audience cheers and applauds) Those of you who are still here. In recognition of the
conferment of your degree, please move the tassel of your cap from the right to the left side. (audience cheers and applauds)
Congratulations. As these ceremonies come to a close, please remain in your
places for the recessional until all members of the
platform party have exited. Afterwards, you’re invited
to meet your faculty by the department banners
displayed along the track. Your teachers and the staff
who played such an important part of your lives congratulate
you and wish you well. Thank you, all, for being with us today. (audience cheers and applauds) We’re done. (grand orchestral music)

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