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NYIT graduates 3,114

Honorary degree recipient Patricia D. Horoho, a U.S.

Honorary degree recipient Patricia D. Horoho, a U.S. Army lieutenant general, congratulates graduate Marisa Deliso, right, during commencement ceremony Sunday, May 18, 2014 at NYIT. Credit: Lorenzo Bevilaqua

New York Institute of Technology

3,114 total graduates

Bachelor's degrees: 1,797

Master's degrees: 977

Doctorate degrees: 276 medical, 35 physical therapy, and other fields of study

 

Keynote speaker

NYIT president Edward Guiliano

"I've often said that NYIT is an incubator of innovation, but what we really incubate are the innovators themselves."

 

Student Orator

Anthony Ungaro, 29, Brooklyn, bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies

"Putting your dreams into action is the most important part of finding out who you really are."

 

Jelissa Lyons, 25, Walden, master's in electrical engineering

"Part of the growing up process is using what you learned and putting your hard work toward accomplishing anything."

 

Marcus Polycarpe, 26, Westbury, bachelor's in accounting

"This is a big relief. There were times when I thought this was never going to happen."

 

Smita Paraswale, 32, from India, master's in computer science

"It's because of my family that I am here today. I hope to find a job and implement what I have learned."

 

Michael Sforza, 23, Westbury, bachelor's in health science

"There are no words for it right now. It doesn't feel real."

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