2018 Commencement Program

• 2 • ABOUT THE SPEAKER MILLIE HERNANDEZ-BECKER President, Skyqueen Enterprises Throughout her distinguished career Millie Hernandez-Becker has been involved with almost every aspect of private aviation. As an aircraft owner and operator, she has become a recognized leader in the aviation community. Her experience in airport operations, fixed-base operator (FBO) development and private jet charter helped her establish Skyqueen Enterprises, a firm focused on aviation business development, strategic planning, airport infrastructure and general aviation. Working her way up from entry-level jobs, including Flight Attendant, Gate Agent, Operations Agent and Customer Service Manager at New York area airports, she developed a passion for planes and people. Her rise through the industry led her to a position as President and CEO of Westchester Air, a Part 135 FAA certified air charter company. In 2004, Hernandez-Becker founded Skyqueen Enterprises, an aviation firm that combines knowledge and information of a growing industry with a robust network of industry professionals to create winning outcomes for its clients. Hernandez-Becker sits on the Board of the Business Council of Westchester and the Women’s Economic Development Council. Among her many awards, Ms. Hernandez-Becker received a Presidential appointment to the National Women’s Business Council and earned the U.S. Small Business Administration Northeast Businessperson of the Year, as well as the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year. The Westchester County Executive’s office and the New York State Senate bestowed her with Hispanic Leader of the Year honors in recognition of her assistance to future business leaders. A Manhattan native of Puerto Rican heritage, Ms. Hernandez-Becker lives in Pound Ridge, New York with her husband and son. WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD of TRUSTEES Honorable John Nonna, Chair Betsy Stern, Vice Chair Honorable Andrew Spano, Vice Chair Robin Bikkal, Esq. Toni Cox-Burns Norman Jacknis, Ph.D. LeRoy Mitchell, Ph.D. Nicholas Singh, Student Trustee WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE Belinda S. Miles, Ed.D., President STATE UNIVERSITY of NEW YORK Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D., Chancellor WESTCHESTER COUNTY Honorable George Latimer, County Executive