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Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded to 16 graduates from Webb Institute in Glen Cove at the commencement ceremony. (June 22, 2013)

College graduations on Long Island 2013

Young adults are making that leap from students to graduates as they receive their diplomas from colleges and universities across Long Island. Click here to submit your own graduation photos to our gallery.

George Campbell, president emeritus of The Cooper Union
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George Campbell, president emeritus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, delivers the commencement address at Webb Institute. (June 22, 2013)

Kierstin Del Valle, 22, of Belchertown Mass., is
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Kierstin Del Valle, 22, of Belchertown Mass., is planning to move to Virginia and work for Cruise Lines International Association. (June 22, 2013)

Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded
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Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded to 16 graduates. (June 22, 2013)

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Gerardo Nixon, 23, of El Salvador, graduated with
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Gerardo Nixon, 23, of El Salvador, graduated with a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Webb Institute. (June 22, 2013)

Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded
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Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded to 16 graduates from Webb Institute in Glen Cove at the commencement ceremony. (June 22, 2013)

Student speaker Carol Faulkner speaks during SUNY Empire
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Student speaker Carol Faulkner speaks during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013)

Students wait on line to be called across
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Students wait on line to be called across the stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013)

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A student is congratulated on stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013)

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Casey Wall, of Miller Place, kisses his 9-month-old
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Casey Wall, of Miller Place, kisses his 9-month-old daughter Makenzie after walking across the stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013)

Chris and Kathleen Weisberger, of North Babylon, cheer
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Chris and Kathleen Weisberger, of North Babylon, cheer for a family member on stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013)

Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, right, hugs another
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Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, right, hugs another graduate before Five Town's College's commencement ceremony.

Graduating students enter the Eugene Orloff Auditorium, where
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Graduating students enter the Eugene Orloff Auditorium, where they will receive their degrees. (May 25, 2013)

The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the
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The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the Good Old Days Quartet at the commencement ceremony for Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013)

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Valedictorian Alex Dengler is an Iraq war veteran
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Valedictorian Alex Dengler is an Iraq war veteran and has overcome cancer contracted while serving, which resulted in two major surgeries. (May 25, 2013)

John Machado was conferred with an excellence in
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John Machado was conferred with an excellence in teaching award during the commencement ceremony at Five Towns College, and gave his thanks through song. (May 25, 2013)

Friends and family members pose for photos after
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Friends and family members pose for photos after the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013)

Graduate Omar Rodriguez and Coral Hernandez of Centereach
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Graduate Omar Rodriguez and Coral Hernandez of Centereach embrace at the end of the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013)

Graduating students walk onto the field during the
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Graduating students walk onto the field during the Stony Brook University graduation held at LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013)

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Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during the Stony Brook
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Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013)

Students cheer during the Stony Brook University graduation
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Students cheer during the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013)

Arielle Dugue of Rockville Centre was awarded an
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Arielle Dugue of Rockville Centre was awarded an associate of fine arts degree during the Nassau Community College commencement. (May 22, 2013)

Graduating students walk during the Nassau Community College
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Graduating students walk during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013)

Phillip Elliot, Nassau County deputy executive of minority
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Phillip Elliot, Nassau County deputy executive of minority affairs, speaks during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013)

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Students celebrate their graduation during the Nassau Community
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Students celebrate their graduation during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013)

Graduating students Tammie Downing and Karen Cavanagh embrace
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Graduating students Tammie Downing and Karen Cavanagh embrace each other during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013)

Michael Lieberman, of Bethpage, at the 2013 Molloy
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Michael Lieberman, of Bethpage, at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013)

Graduating students stand during the invocation at the
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Graduating students stand during the invocation at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013)

President of Molloy College Drew Bogner, Ph.D. speaks
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President of Molloy College Drew Bogner, Ph.D. speaks at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013)

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A graduating student receives her diploma from the
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A graduating student receives her diploma from the President of Molloy College, Drew Bogner, Ph.D., at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013)

Valedictorian Matthew Leeb, of Locust Valley, shakes the
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Valedictorian Matthew Leeb, of Locust Valley, shakes the hand of President of Molloy College Drew Bogner, Ph.D. at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013)

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under
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Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under the big tent at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013)

Fox 5 News anchor Ernie Anastos receives the
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Fox 5 News anchor Ernie Anastos receives the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013)

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under
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Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under the big tent at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013)

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Student Thulani Ngazimbi talks to fellow graduates at
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Student Thulani Ngazimbi talks to fellow graduates at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013)

Members of the SUNY Old Westbury graduating Class
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Members of the SUNY Old Westbury graduating Class of 2013 celebrate during their commencement ceremonies.

SUNY Old Westbury graduates applaud during the 2013
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SUNY Old Westbury graduates applaud during the 2013 commencement ceremonies. (May 19, 2013)

A SUNY Old Westbury graduating student wears the
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A SUNY Old Westbury graduating student wears the appreciation she feels for her mom on her head. (May 19, 2013)

A graduating student cheers in the crowd during
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A graduating student cheers in the crowd during the Farmingdale State College commencement held on the sports field on the campus. (May 18, 2013)

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Graduating student Zach Sauerhoff, of Huntington, receives a
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Graduating student Zach Sauerhoff, of Huntington, receives a kiss from his girlfriend Stephanie Racaniello, of East Northport, during the Farmingdale State College commencement held on the sports field on the campus. (May 18, 2013)

Ryan Mosiello, center, of Farmingdale, sits with his
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Ryan Mosiello, center, of Farmingdale, sits with his feet up on the chairs in front of him, with friends Kirupakaran Gunaratau (left) and Chris Tiernan, of Lindenhurst (right) during the Farmingdale State College commencement held on the sports field on the campus. (May 18, 2013)

Students take part in the Suffolk County Community
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Students take part in the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013)

Students take part in the Suffolk County Community
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Students take part in the Suffolk County Community College commencement ceremony in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013)

Thalia Olaya speaks during the Suffolk County Community
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Thalia Olaya speaks during the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013)

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Sierra Murray speak during the Suffolk County Community
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Sierra Murray speak during the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013)

Students take part in the Suffolk County Community
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Students take part in the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013)

Adelphi University master's degree program graduate Marissa Pino
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Adelphi University master's degree program graduate Marissa Pino walks to the stage during commencement at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013)

Adelphi University graduate Santina Bonsignore adds a humorous
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Adelphi University graduate Santina Bonsignore adds a humorous message about the rising costs of education to her graduation cap for the commencement ceremony at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013)

Carlton Ridenhour, more commonly known as Chuck D
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Carlton Ridenhour, more commonly known as Chuck D of Public Enemy, speaks to Adelphi University graduates after receiving an honorary doctorate from the college during commencement at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013)

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Adelphi University graduates react at the conclusion of
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Adelphi University graduates react at the conclusion of a speech by Carlton Ridenhour, more commonly known as Chuck D of Public Enemy, who received an honorary doctorate degree during the commencement ceremony at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013)

Adelphi University graduates react after the traditional turning
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Adelphi University graduates react after the traditional turning of tassels during the commencement ceremony at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013)

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