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This is a big weekend in central New York for college graduations, and we would like to congratulate the all local grads and their families on this accomplishment. Check out the college commencements going on in our area this weekend.

Here’s a list of college commencement ceremonies this weekend in central New York:

Mohawk Valley Community College – Friday, May 16

Here are details according to mvcc.edu:

“On Friday, May 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Commencement exercises will be held for the Class of 2014 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, 400 Oriskany Street West, Utica, NY for all degree and certificate candidates; December 2013, May 2014 and August 2014. The Commencement speaker is Erin Hamlin, 2014 Olympic Luge Bronze Medalist and Female Olympian of the Winter Games.”

Herkimer Count Community College – Friday, May 16

Here is more according to herkimer.edu:

“Friday, May 16, 2014 – 5:00 p.m., Physical Education Building

Herkimer County Community College tradition is to select a member of the graduating class to deliver the Commencement speech. This is a very special honor and a great opportunity.”

PrattMWP – Friday, May 16

According to mwpai.edu:

“PrattMWP will hold its 13th Commencement Ceremony 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court in the Museum of Art, and will be preceded by a reception for PrattMWP students and families at 5 p.m.”

Morrisville State College – Saturday, May 17

According to morrisville.edu:

“103rd Annual Commencement – 1:00 p.m.

The ceremony will be held indoors in the Recreation Center.

The duration of the ceremony will be approximately 2 1/2 hours.”

St. Elizabeth College Of Nursing - Saturday, May 17

According to cse.edu:

“Celebrating CSE’s 112th Commencement

The College of Saint Elizabeth’s 112th Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

10 a.m. – Commencement – Tent On Front Lawn

HEIDI J. SORVINO, J.D.

Commencement Speaker

Ms. Sorvino holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., a Master of Social Work from New York University, New York, N.Y., and a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law, New York, N.Y. In 2012, she became Partner at the law firm of Hodgson Russ LLP, New York, N.Y. She is the daughter of CSE alumna, Dr. Barbara Sorvino, a pediatrician, who graduated from College of Saint Elizabeth in 1954.”

Colgate University – Sunday, May 18

According to colgate.edu:

“Sunday, May 18 – 10:30 a.m.

Commencement

Sanford Field House (Overflow seating in Golden Auditorium)

Commencement Speaker: Gloria Borger ’74, P’10

Gloria Borger ’74, P’10Gloria Borger ’74, P’10, chief political analyst for CNN and a member of the first coeducational class to graduate from Colgate, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 193rd commencement on Sunday, May 18, in Sanford Field House.

Borger is CNN’s chief political analyst, appearing daily on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Lead with Jake Tapper, and across CNN’s prime time programs. Since joining the network in 2007, she has reported on a variety of political and breaking news topics ranging from the death of Osama bin Laden the 2013 government shutdown. She was a prominent analyst during CNN’s election night coverage. She writes a regular column for CNN.com.”

 

Utica College – Sunday, May 18

According to utica.edu:

“Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Students completing one of the following degrees are eligible to participate in the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony:

- Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science

DATE: Sunday, May 18, 2014 ; TIME: 9:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Utica Memorial Auditorium, 400 Oriskany Street West, Utica NY 13502

2014 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Travis Roy

Travis Roy is a powerful motivational speaker and a former college ice hockey player for Boston University. On October 20, 1995 – just eleven seconds into his first-ever shift for Boston University men’s ice hockey team – a 20-year-old Roy slid head-first into the boards, cracking his fourth vertebra and leaving him a quadriplegic. That fateful October night in 1995 signaled the death of one dream – but also the eventual rebirth of a special kind of hope. Although imprisoned for months in a hospital bed, then confined to a wheelchair, Travis gradually found the grit and the will to reclaim for himself a fulfilling and productive life. Roy and Sports Illustrated writer E.M. Swift wrote his autobiography, Eleven Seconds.”

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