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5/19/2014


Graduation in 60 Seconds: Time Lapse of Sunday's Ceremony

Suffolk County Community College conferred degrees on a record 4,189 students at its 2014 commencement on Sunday May 18 at the college's Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.
 
Watch as the three and a half hour ceremony is collapsed into a little over a minute in the time lapse video, below.

Suffolk County Community College Graduation:
 
Suffolk County Community College’s Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony was Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Field House of the Health, Sports and Education Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.  The college graduated a record 4,189 students.
 
Grand Marshal
Dr. June Ohrnberger, Professor of English as a Second Language and Director of the College’s ESL program, was this year’s Grand Marshal. 
 
Keynote address: William Moore, Esq.
The graduation keynote address was delivered by William Moore, Esq. Mr. Moore served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2009 and was elected its chairman from 2004 to 2009.  Mr. Moore was the driving force behind the introduction of board self-assessment and a focus on policy development.  A graduate of the Vermont Law School, Mr. Moore was on the prestigious Law Review. Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar and Federal District Court for the Eastern District, he is a Member of the New York State Bar Association. 
 

Student Speakers
The college’s student graduation speakers are Danielle Safaty from the Michael J. Grant Campus, Ramona Miranda from the Eastern Campus, and Elizabeth Ammenwerth from the Ammerman Campus.
 
Danielle Safaty graduated with an honors diploma in liberal arts with an emphasis in biology. A 2012 Hauppauge High School graduate, Danielle enrolled at Suffolk when she was 16 years old. She recently received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and is a Get There from Here Scholarship recipient. Passionate about pursuing a career in medicine, Danielle is a member of three honors societies: Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta, and Sigma Kappa Delta and served as president of three student clubs: The Natural Science and Discovery Club, The Chemistry Club, and the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Journal Club.  Danielle plans to transfer to SUNY Upstate Medical University where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in biomedical technology.  Her goal is to become a doctor of medicine.
 
Ramona Miranda graduated with a diploma in liberal arts.  Born in Managua, Nicaragua, she arrived on Long Island when she was 2.  A 2005 graduate of Greenport High School, she was selected for the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges that honors our nation’s leading students.  Ramona will be attending LIU Post this fall and plans on majoring in international studies with a minor in political science. She will also begin an internship with the United Nations, which aligns with her career goal to one day become a peacekeeper or a UN ambassador.   
 
Elizabeth Ammenwerth graduated with a degree in business administration. Elizabeth became a member of Suffolk’s Honors College after her first semester.  By her third semester, she was selected to receive a Get There From Here Scholarship. Today, she credits the scholarship support from the College’s Foundation for helping her earn her degree. Most recently, Elizabeth was recognized with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.  A member of multiple honors organizations, she still finds time to participate in a full schedule of campus and community activities.  She is President of the Community Service Club, member of Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma, Communication Chair of the Club Board, and has advocated on behalf of the College before the state legislature, all while going to school full-time and maintaining a family.  Chosen by the Ammerman Campus as the Daniel B. Deponte Student of the Year, she  A resident of Bayport, Elizabeth’s goal is to own a specialty food store.