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Briarcliffe College Class of 2013 graduates

Jeannette Rodriguez, of Mastic, applauds for the valedictorian

Jeannette Rodriguez, of Mastic, applauds for the valedictorian during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013) Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

Briarcliffe College held its May 18, 2013, commencement ceremony in the field house of the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus.

Anthony Franchino, of Lindenhurst, receives a hug and
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Anthony Franchino, of Lindenhurst, receives a hug and flowers from his niece Sabrina Russo during the Briarcliffe College 2013 commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Student Karen Brodeur of Levittown shakes hands with
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Student Karen Brodeur of Levittown shakes hands with the provost, Dr. Hubert Benitez, during her Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Tanya Crawford-Bryant hugs her daughter Natalie Gadsden at
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Tanya Crawford-Bryant hugs her daughter Natalie Gadsden at Gadsden's Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Roger Chacon of Patchogue kisses his daughter Elaina
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Roger Chacon of Patchogue kisses his daughter Elaina as his son Edward gives him a hug at Chacon's Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Lisa Claytor-Edwards of Mastic receives hugs from Karl
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Lisa Claytor-Edwards of Mastic receives hugs from Karl Edwards II, Brianna Claytor-Kahraim, center, and Arieanna Edwards after receiving her diploma at the Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Erick Valerio, left, of Brentwood, and Tyquan West
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Erick Valerio, left, of Brentwood, and Tyquan West of Mastic celebrate at their Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Lisa Claytor-Edwards of Mastic gives a thumbs-up after
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Lisa Claytor-Edwards of Mastic gives a thumbs-up after after receiving her diploma at the Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Roger Chacon of Patchogue receives a hug from
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Roger Chacon of Patchogue receives a hug from his son Edward, left, nephew Christopher Soto, center, and daughter Elaina following his Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Graduates cheer after receiving their diplomas at their
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Graduates cheer after receiving their diplomas at their Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Erick Valerio of Brentwood cheers after receiving his
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Erick Valerio of Brentwood cheers after receiving his diploma at the Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Roger Chacon of Patchogue receives a hug from
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Roger Chacon of Patchogue receives a hug from his son Edward and daughter Elaina following his Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Edward Chacon and sister Elaina cheer as their
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Edward Chacon and sister Elaina cheer as their father, Roger Chacon of Patchogue, receives his diploma at the Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Karl Edwards II, 9, expresses his pride for
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Karl Edwards II, 9, expresses his pride for his mother, Lisa Claytor-Edwards of Mastic, during her Briarcliffe College commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Kristen Welburn, 13, of East Meadow, holds a
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Kristen Welburn, 13, of East Meadow, holds a sign with sister Lauren, 9, in support of their mother as she graduates from Briarcliffe College at a commencement ceremony at the Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Graduating student Emily Conroy, of Patchogue, sings the
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Graduating student Emily Conroy, of Patchogue, sings the national anthem during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Briarcliffe College President, Dr. George Santiago Jr, shakes
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Briarcliffe College President, Dr. George Santiago Jr, shakes the hand of a graduating student during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Jon Bonacore, of Sayville, during the Briarcliffe College
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Jon Bonacore, of Sayville, during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Valedictorian Brett A. Schmidt addresses the crowd during
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Valedictorian Brett A. Schmidt addresses the crowd during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony held inside the field house of the Suffolk County Community College Brentwood campus. (May 18, 2013)

Salutatorian Joseph Massa addresses the crowd during the
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Salutatorian Joseph Massa addresses the crowd during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Timmy Dillon, of Medford, during the Briarcliffe College
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Timmy Dillon, of Medford, during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013) Photo by Steve Pfost

Graduating students cheer during the Briarcliffe College 2013
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Graduating students cheer during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Jeannette Rodriguez, of Mastic, applauds for the valedictorian
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

Jeannette Rodriguez, of Mastic, applauds for the valedictorian during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Graduating students line up to receive their diplomas
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Graduating students line up to receive their diplomas during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Erick Valerio, of Brentwood, during the Briarcliffe College
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

Erick Valerio, of Brentwood, during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Lisa Claytor-Edwards, of Mastic, walks with the Health
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Lisa Claytor-Edwards, of Mastic, walks with the Health Sciences banner during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Faculty cheer on graduating students during the Briarcliffe
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Faculty cheer on graduating students during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Academic coordinator, Dr. Carl Kirschner, right, shakes the
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Academic coordinator, Dr. Carl Kirschner, right, shakes the hand of graduating student Lindsay Grant during the Briarcliffe College 2013 Commencement Ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Brandi Wright, center, receives a hug from her
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Brandi Wright, center, receives a hug from her sons L.J. Latiek-Briscoe, 8, and Isaiah Wright, 10, after receiving her diploma during the Briarcliffe College 2013. (May 18, 2013)

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