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Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 10:30 am
A Letter from the President
Dear Graduates and Families:
Congratulations to all graduating students! Commencement is more than just a ceremony for awarding diplomas, certificates and awards. It is an event that celebrates the extraordinary achievement of our graduates. It is also a time for us to reflect on the commitment that students and their families, as well as the faculty and staff, have devoted to helping graduates reach this important milestone. We should all be very proud of this moment.
SUNY Canton is also proud of its own achievements. The College continues to strive for excellence, even when times can appear challenging. This year will be the first time since 1993 that former President Dr. Joseph L. Kennedy will not preside over this ceremony. Change, however, is inevitable. And just as the College had done under his dynamic leadership, SUNY Canton continues to change, to grow, and to evolve. As SUNY Canton's Interim President, this will be my first time presiding over a college commencement. I am truly honored and excited to have this opportunity.
The commencement ceremony is a special event that requires a great deal of planning and careful attention. We have prepared for you specific information (Click on Commencement Links) to aquaint you with the preparations that need to take place before the event and during the ceremonial process. This information tries to answer frequently asked questions by students, parents and guests, and faculty. Please take a moment to look it over carefully.
I look forward to presiding over SUNY Canton's 105th Commencement, to awarding students their degrees, and to celebrating their success.
Dr. Carli C. Schiffner
Special Events Office
Richard W. Miller Campus Center, 211
Debra A. Lowry