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Salutatorian Jordan King receives her degree. (May 25, (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Salutatorian Jordan King receives her degree. (May 25, 2013)

Five Towns College class of 2013 graduates

Five Towns College class of 2013 graduates on campus in the Eugene Orloff Auditorium.

Five Towns College Prof. Peter Rogine prepares to
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Five Towns College Prof. Peter Rogine prepares to lead the graduating students to the Eugene Orloff Auditorium for the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 2013)

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 class of 2013 marked the 39th commencement
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The class of 2013 marked the 39th commencement ceremony of Five Towns College in Dix Hills. The four-year institution offers degrees in music, business, education, media and the performing arts. (May 25, 2013)

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Graduating students from the class of 2013 at
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Graduating students from the class of 2013 at Five Towns College gather in the college gym before the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 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.

Kelly Fallon, 21, of Maspeth, before graduating from
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Kelly Fallon, 21, of Maspeth, before graduating from Five Towns College in Dix Hills. (May 25, 2013)

Students from the class of 2013 graduate from
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Students from the class of 2013 graduate from Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013)

Dr. Stanley Cohen gives his presidential welcome to
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Dr. Stanley Cohen gives his presidential welcome to the graduating class of 2013. (May 25, 2013)

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Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, before graduating from
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Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, before graduating from Five Towns College. (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)

Five Towns College graduating student, Christine Patti, performs
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Five Towns College graduating student, Christine Patti, performs with the vocal jazz ensemble during the commencement ceremony.

Dr. Roger Sherman, provost and dean at the
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Dr. Roger Sherman, provost and dean at the college, speaks at the commencement ceremony for Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013)

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)

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Salutatorian Jordan King gives a speech at the
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Salutatorian Jordan King gives a speech at the commencement ceremony for Five Town's College.

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)

Five Towns College President Stanley Cohen, left, sits
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Five Towns College President Stanley Cohen, left, sits alongside honorary degree recipients Richard Grudens, Marion Fleming and Phillip Smith during the commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2013. (May 25, 2013)

Bonnie Comley was conferred with a presidential award
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Bonnie Comley was conferred with a presidential award for artistic achievement and support for the theater museum during the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 2013)

Graduating students from the 2013 class at Five
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Graduating students from the 2013 class at Five Towns College receive their degrees. (May 25, 2013)

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Salutatorian Jordan King receives her degree. (May 25,
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Salutatorian Jordan King receives her degree. (May 25, 2013)

Friends and family cheer on the students of
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Friends and family cheer on the students of the graduating class of 2013 at the commencement ceremony for Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013)

Graduating students of the 2013 class at Five
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Graduating students of the 2013 class at Five Towns College salute their family and friends during the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 2013)

Graduating student, Dior Davis, 21, of Spring Valley,
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Graduating student, Dior Davis, 21, of Spring Valley, gets his tassel turned by fellow graduate Jason Tippins, 21, of Medford, during the 39th Commencement exercise at Five Towns College in Dix Hills. (May 25, 2013)

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