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Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. More than 3,000 students received associate's degrees. (May 23, 2012)

College graduations around Long Island 2012

Students are graduating from colleges and universities across Long Island. Here are pictures from their triumphant moments. Click here to share your graduation photos.

Emma Schmidt of Ridge, 8, daughter of SUNY
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Emma Schmidt of Ridge, 8, daughter of SUNY Empire State College Professor Matthew Schmidt, looks on during the school's Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

Micheline Coley of Massapequa, second from right, laughs
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Micheline Coley of Massapequa, second from right, laughs with her fellow graduates as they listen to the remarks of SUNY Empire State College President Alan Davis during the school's Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

Graduates line up for the processional during the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Graduates line up for the processional during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

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Great Neck native Margaret Forman, 68, center, who
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Great Neck native Margaret Forman, 68, center, who now lives in New Jersey, celebrates with fellow graduates during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

Journalist Melba Tolliver, former anchor for WABC-TV, WNBC-TV
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Journalist Melba Tolliver, former anchor for WABC-TV, WNBC-TV and News 12 Long Island, smiles as she is introduced during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. Tolliver was the keynote speaker. (June 16, 2012)

Journalist Melba Tolliver, former anchor for WABC-TV, WNBC-TV
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Journalist Melba Tolliver, former anchor for WABC-TV, WNBC-TV and News 12 Long Island, delivers her keynote address during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

Graduate Dolores Bond smiles as she approaches the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Graduate Dolores Bond smiles as she approaches the podium to deliver her remarks during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

Micheline Coley of Massapequa smiles as she walks
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Micheline Coley of Massapequa smiles as she walks across the stage during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

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Graduates are photographed by friends and family as
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Graduates are photographed by friends and family as they approach the stage during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

Nina Dillon of Freeport waves to her friends
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Nina Dillon of Freeport waves to her friends and family during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

Graduates are photographed by friends and family as
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Graduates are photographed by friends and family as they approach the stage during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury. (June 16, 2012)

New York State Sen. Charles Schumer speaks to
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

New York State Sen. Charles Schumer speaks to the St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates await
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates await their names to be call during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (May 29, 2012)

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St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates await
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates await their names to be call during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

New York State Senator Charles Schumer speaks to
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

New York State Senator Charles Schumer speaks to the St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates await
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates await their names to be call during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (May 29, 2012)

Theresa A. Regnante, the president and chief executive
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Theresa A. Regnante, the president and chief executive officer of United Way of Long Island, speaks to the St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduates during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Megan
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Megan Stanton during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

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St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Louis
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Louis LaRusso during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Joseph
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Joseph Aguila during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Jillian
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Jillian Kearney during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Francene
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

St. Joseph's College class of 2012 graduate Francene Lesson during the graduation ceremony at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 29, 2012)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. More than 3,000 students received associate's degrees. (May 23, 2012)

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Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. More than 3,000 students received associate's degrees. (May 23, 2012)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. More than 3,000 students received associate's degrees. (May 23, 2012)

Karen Gimenez of Elmont waves to family members
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Karen Gimenez of Elmont waves to family members during Nassau Community College's commencement which took place Wednesday evening at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. More than 3,000 students received associate's degrees. (May 23, 2012)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Nassau Community College's commencement took place Wednesday evening at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. More than 3,000 students received associate's degrees. (May 23, 2012)

Hugo R. Ramirez gives the keynote address during
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Hugo R. Ramirez gives the keynote address during Nassau Community College's 52nd commencement at Nassau Coliseum. (May 23, 2012)

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Michael Valveri, 23, of Uniondale is among the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Michael Valveri, 23, of Uniondale is among the graduates at the 2012 Molloy College commencement ceremony held Monday at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

Linwood Pitt, 23, of North Amityville is among
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Linwood Pitt, 23, of North Amityville is among the graduates at the 2012 Molloy College commencement ceremony held Monday at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

Caroline Lynch, 21, of Hewlett is among the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Caroline Lynch, 21, of Hewlett is among the graduates at the 2012 Molloy College commencement ceremony held Monday at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

Kylie Barbosa, 21, of Westbury is among the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Kylie Barbosa, 21, of Westbury is among the graduates at the 2012 Molloy College commencement ceremony held at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

Gregory Lubrano, 22, of Massapequa is among the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Gregory Lubrano, 22, of Massapequa is among the graduates at the 2012 Molloy College commencement ceremony held Monday at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

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A decorated mortarboard is seen at the 2012
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A decorated mortarboard is seen at the 2012 Molloy College graduation held Monday at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA is the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA is the commencement speaker at the 2012 Molloy College graduation held Monday at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

Decorated mortarboards are seen at the 2012 Molloy
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Decorated mortarboards are seen at the 2012 Molloy Collegegraduation held Monday at the Nassau Coliseum. (May 21, 2012)

An overhead view of the 2012 Molloy College
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

An overhead view of the 2012 Molloy College graduation on Monday at the Nassau Coliseum is shown. (May 21, 2012)

Lawrence Raful, J.D., dean and professor of law
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Lawrence Raful, J.D., dean and professor of law receives an award during Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center' s 13th annual commencement ceremony at The New York City Center. Raful is stepping down as dean of Touro College Law Center. (May 20, 2012)

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Jams Tsimis of Hicksville speaks during the Touro
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Jams Tsimis of Hicksville speaks during the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's 13th annual commencement ceremony at The New York City Center. (May 20, 2012)

Students enter the stage of The New York
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Students enter the stage of The New York City Center for Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's 13th annual commencement ceremony. (May 20, 2012)

Graduates participate in Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Graduates participate in Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's 13th annual commencement ceremony at The New York City Center. (May 20, 2012)

Students participate in Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Students participate in Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's 13th Annual Commencement Exercises at The New York City Center. (May 20, 2012)

The Honorable Leon Lazer addresses students during the
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Honorable Leon Lazer addresses students during the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's 13th annual commencement ceremony at The New York City Center. (May 20, 2012)

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Kait Peters, 22, of Wantagh, and Renald Breville,
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Kait Peters, 22, of Wantagh, and Renald Breville, 23, of Hempstead are among the hundreds who graduated Sunday from SUNY Old Westbury. (May 20, 2012)

A student wears her graduation cap decorated with
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

A student wears her graduation cap decorated with a special message to her mom during the SUNY Old Westbury commencement ceremony on Sunday. (May 20, 2012)

Faculty members congratulate a student during the 46th
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Faculty members congratulate a student during the 46th commencement ceremony at SUNY Old Westbury on Sunday. (May 20, 2012)

Students participate in the 46th commencement ceremony at
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Students participate in the 46th commencement ceremony at SUNY Old Westbury on Sunday. (May 20, 2012)

Students participate in the 46th commencement ceremony at
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Students participate in the 46th commencement ceremony at SUNY Old Westbury on Sunday. (May 20, 2012)

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Michael Arroyo, 24, of Farmingdale, receives his master's
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Michael Arroyo, 24, of Farmingdale, receives his master's degree in adolescence education from SUNY Old Westbury on Sunday. (May 20, 2012)

Jorge Briones is among the thousands of students
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Jorge Briones is among the thousands of students who graduated from NYIT in Old Westbury. (May 20, 2012)

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