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College graduations on Long Island 2013

Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded

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

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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

Gerardo Nixon, 23, of El Salvador, graduated with
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo 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 is congratulated on stage during SUNY
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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)

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
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

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)

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
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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)

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during the Stony Brook
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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)

Students celebrate their graduation during the Nassau Community
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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)

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
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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

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
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

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)

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
Photo Credit: James Escher

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
Photo Credit: James Escher

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)

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)

Hofstra University graduates and those in the audience
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Hofstra University graduates and those in the audience pause for a moment of silence Sunday to honor of slain student Andrea Rebello. (May 19, 2013)

Hofstra University graduates Talia Sperandio, left, and Shannon
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Hofstra University graduates Talia Sperandio, left, and Shannon Tomascak honor slain student Andrea Rebello yesterday with displays on their caps during commencement.

Hofstra University graduate Jill Maier accepts a white
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Hofstra University graduate Jill Maier accepts a white ribbon for her gown to honor slain student Andrea Rebello during commencement Sunday. (May 19, 2013)

Hofstra University graduate Kubra Demiroz of West Babylon
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Hofstra University graduate Kubra Demiroz of West Babylon shows the white ribbon that will be pinned to her gown for graduation ceremonies Sunday. The ribbon honors slain student Andrea Rebello, 21. (May 19, 2013)

Hofstra University graduates wear white ribbons on their
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Hofstra University graduates wear white ribbons on their graduation gowns Sunday to honor Andrea Rebello, 21, a junior from upstate Tarrytown, who died Friday in a standoff between police and an armed robber. (May 19, 2013)

Lisa Claytor-Edwards, of Mastic, walks with the Health
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

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

Valedictorian Brett A. Schmidt addresses the crowd during
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

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)

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)

Jeannette Rodriguez, of Mastic, applauds for the valedictorian
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Jeannette Rodriguez, of Mastic, applauds for the valedictorian 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)

Valedictorian Daniel John Moscato speaks to the Dowling
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Valedictorian Daniel John Moscato speaks to the Dowling Class of 2013. (May 18, 2013)

A graduate walks across the stage to receive
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A graduate walks across the stage to receive her diploma. (May 18, 2013)

One graduate's cap thanks family for their support
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One graduate's cap thanks family for their support at Dowling College's commencement ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Graduates toss their caps in the air at
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Graduates toss their caps in the air at the end of the commencement ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Graduates meet with family and friends after the
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Graduates meet with family and friends after the commencement ceremony. (May 18, 2013)

Students of New York College of Health Professions
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Students of New York College of Health Professions arrive at their commencement ceremony in Melville. (May 11, 2013)

Graduates celebrate after receiving their diplomas during their
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Graduates celebrate after receiving their diplomas during their Melville commencement ceremony for New York College of Health Professions. (May 11, 2013)

New York College of Health Professions students begin
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New York College of Health Professions students begin their commencement ceremony in Melville. (May 11, 2013)

Student speaker Jeanine Pena, 45, of Sayville has
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Student speaker Jeanine Pena, 45, of Sayville has some wise words for her Class of 2013 peers at the New York College of Health Professions commencement ceremony in Melville. She says about people who feel they're too old for a career change: "I say, 'Yes you can, it doesn't matter how old you are, there is always a way with hard work and determination.' " She earned an associate's in massage therapy and a bachelor of professional studies/master of science in acupuncture. (May 11, 2013)

New York College of Health Professions students look
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New York College of Health Professions students look ahead to the future at their commencement ceremony in Melville. (May 11, 2013)

Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post in Brookville. (May 10, 2013)

Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post
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Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post in Brookville. (May 10, 2013)

Valedictorian Asya Ashour speaks during the graduation ceremony
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Valedictorian Asya Ashour speaks during the graduation ceremony at LIU Post in Brookville. (May 10, 2013)

Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post in Brookville. (May 10, 2013)

Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Students attend the graduation ceremony at LIU Post in Brookville. (May 10, 2013)

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