70th Commencement Ceremony
Westchester Community College’s commencement ceremony took place on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Center Building in White Plains. Nearly 2,000 students were granted degrees. The commencement speech was given by Westchester resident Millie Hernandez-Becker of Pound Ridge. She is the President of Skyqueen Enterprises, a firm focused on aviation business development, strategic planning, airport infrastructure, and general aviation. She received a U.S. Presidential appointment to the National Women’s Business Council and earned the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Northeast Businessperson of the Year award.
Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles also addressed those gathered at commencement. Among the graduates at the May 17 ceremony were student leaders and winners of the SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence.
The college’s picturesque 218-acre main campus in Valhalla is the former estate of John Hartford of A&P fame. Since opening in 1946, more than 250,000 students have enrolled in classes held at the largest college in the county. The college offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs.