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HCCC graduates virtually

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Published on May 16, 2020 -
Herkimer CC graduation
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HCCC graduates virtually

Ago...herkimer county community college held a virtual commencement for the class of 2020.

Newschannel2's chelsea sherrod is live in studio with the details on how things went.

Good evening chelsea... good evening kristen, it was not the commencement ceremony that the class of 2020 envisioned but, they were celebrated emmensely today as they turned the tassle together, virtually this afternoon's ceremony is definitely one to remember.

-- four hundred and 28 graduates were sent caps and gowns, honor stoles and cords and were asked to send pictures of themselves dressed up so they can be used as their names are called.

The ceremony was conducted by isabella crandall, chairwoman of the college board of trustees and the national anthem was deliverd by cassandra dolan of rome.

Even wkt's own bill kardas congratulated the graduates!

-- president cathleen mccolgin accomplanied the presentation of awards.

Only a handful of college personell were in the auditorium.

-- live and recorded speeches were included by the student government and other new york state elected officials.

Isabella crandall: and welcome graduates family friends faculty staff and oerspecial gur this unique and historic ceremony.

Briana hoskins: speaking as one of your fellow classmates i know it wasn't easy between the waking upearlyk sessions and all of these online classes it's been crazy and it's pretty amazing that we've made it this far.

In this unprecedented time it is truly amazing that these students were able to accomplish this.

What a way to signify a job well done for the class of 2020, a day they won't forget for more reasons than one.

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