Student-Athletes and Administrators Partake in Mercy College Commencement

Mercy College celebrated the 76th Commencement on Wednesday, May 18, with numerous student-athletes among the approximately 1,200 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students participating at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y. Current and former student-athletes and administrators earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Presiding over Commencement, President Kimberly R. Cline congratulated the new graduates. “With the encouragement of those with you today, your professors, and from so many others, you have reached this momentous day,” she said. “Mercy College is proud of you.”

This year’s ceremonies were marked by impassioned addresses by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Michelle A. Rhee, founder of StudentsFirst and The New Teacher Project. Mercy College proudly conferred honorary doctoral degrees upon both speakers.

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