DOZENS OF ROCKLANDERS AMONGST SUNY PURCHASE GRADUATES

Purchase College Commencement. Photo by Bob Luckey

Nearly 1,100 students were welcomed as alumni on May 19 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at Purchase College’s Commencement Ceremony. The following Rockland County students earned their degrees in the Spring 2017 semester:

Melissa Aleles, of Tappan, NY, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Music: Performance Instrumental.
Zozan Antar, of Valley Cottage, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
Shyar Antar, of New City, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Lisa Arias, of Haverstraw, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies.
Sara Bergstresser, of Thiells, NY, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry.
Mia Bieber, of Nanuet, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.
Rachel Borovaya, of New City, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management.
Claude Buffington Gilbert, of Spring Valley, NY, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Music:Performance Instrumental.
Caleb Caming, of Valley Cottage, NY, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Music: Studio Composition.
Joanna Conte, of Suffern, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design/Technology.
Louis Cucolo, of Nanuet, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication.
Paige Demaio, of Bardonia, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management.
Deja Edwards, of New City, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design/Technology.
Edel Fernandez, of New City, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.
Christian Gilliam, of Piermont, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.
Camille Guido, of Airmont, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies.
Jordan Handler, of Congers, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Allison Haugh, of New City, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Karla Herrera, of Nanuet, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
Stephanie Hinojosa, of New City, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Cheyenne Hutchinson Myrie, of Spring Valley, NY, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management.
Solomon Johnson, of Valley Cottage, NY, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Imraan Khan, of Tappan, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies.
Lindsey Knerr, of Tomkins Cove, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Renata Lhotakova, of Nanuet, NY, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Dianna Lopez, of Stony Point, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance.
Willow Maese, of Nanuet, NY, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management.
Sandeep Masih, of Spring Valley, NY, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Marcus Maurice, of Nyack, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Donna Mullens, of Blauvelt, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Gregory Remedor, of Spring Valley, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
Amanda Sachs, of Suffern, NY, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Tina Savarese, of Congers, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Rachel Singer, of Airmont, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
Ernst Tenemille, of Nanuet, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Rachel Ubanos, of Spring Valley, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Michelle Ventura, of Garnerville, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
Benn Yerkes, of Stony Point, NY, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies.

This year’s SUNY honorary degree recipients include men and women who have made significant contributions to cultural and civic life in New York, including Former Mayor David N. Dinkins, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for The New York Times Holland Cotter, and cultural leader Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel.¬†Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Regina Spektor (’01) received the President’s Award for Distinguished Alumni. Cody La Vada (’17), a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, and educator offered remarks on behalf of the senior class.