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Casey Wall, of Miller Place, right, receives his (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Casey Wall, of Miller Place, right, receives his medallion from Acting President Meg Benke 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)

Empire State College's Class of 2013

The SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's Class of 2013 commencement ceremony was held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013)

Dean Michael Spitzer speaks during SUNY Empire State
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Dean Michael Spitzer 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)

Acting President Meg Benke speaks during SUNY Empire
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Acting President Meg Benke 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)

Student speaker Carol Faulkner speaks during SUNY Empire
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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)

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Student speaker Bernadine Bauser speaks during SUNY Empire
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Student speaker Bernadine Bauser 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)

Graduates applaud during SUNY Empire State College Long
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Graduates applaud 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)

Keynote speaker Carol Evans, a Class of 1977
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Keynote speaker Carol Evans, a Class of 1977 graduate and president and founder of Working Mother Media, 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 walk across the stage during the conferral
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Students walk across the stage during the conferral of degrees 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)

A student is congratulated on stage during SUNY
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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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Colleen Ahern-Fortuna, of Locust Valley, waits for her
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Colleen Ahern-Fortuna, of Locust Valley, waits for her photo to be taken behind 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)

Jill Binder, of Wantagh, is congratulated on stage
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Jill Binder, of Wantagh, is congratulated on stage during the conferral of degrees 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
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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)

A student walks off the stage after receiving
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A student walks off the stage after receiving his degree 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
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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)

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Casey Wall, of Miller Place, right, receives his
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Casey Wall, of Miller Place, right, receives his medallion from Acting President Meg Benke 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)

Casey Wall, of Miller Place, kisses his 9-month-old
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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)

Students walk out of the auditorium after the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Students walk out of the auditorium after the end of 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)

Graduates march out at the closing of SUNY
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Graduates march out at the closing of 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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