Students Graduate From Monroe, RIT, James Madison


Clauaysia Betts, of Huntington  graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Monroe College’s 85th Annual Commencement held on June 13, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall. More than 2,600 students from 53 countries received Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and professional certificates at the commencement.

Two separate ceremonies were held to accommodate the families and friends of the 2,600 students earning Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and professional certificates. Marc M. Jerome, President of Monroe College, and Stephen J. Jerome, Chairman and President Emeritus, offered welcoming remarks.

Graduates in the Class of 2018 represented more than 50 countries. In addition to students from the U.S. and its territories, there were sizable contingents from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bangladesh, China, Dominica, India, Jamaica, Japan, and St. Kitts and Nevis participating in yesterday’s ceremonies.


– Rochester Institute of Technology conferred 4,747 degrees this academic year at all its campuses-including in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. The university held its 133rd annual commencement celebration in May. Local students who graduated this spring include:

Matthew Smith of Commack received a BS in computer engineering.

Rocco Gest of Dix Hills  received a BS in business administration-accounting.


James Madison University  announced the following graduate students  graduated this spring:

More than 600 students received master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

Frank Raymond Hammond of Huntington graduated with a degree in Accounting.

Kelly Anne Dummler of Commack graduated with a degree in Education.


Then and Now: Anna Harris, Huntington High School

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