Westchester Community College Commencement Ceremony To Be Held Virtually On December 22
Westchester Community College will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on Tuesday, December 22 at 6:00PM via Zoom. The commencement speech will be given by Mecca Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement for Westchester Medical Center Health Network.
Ms. Mitchell has a distinguished career in serving the public in legal and diversity capacities. At WMC she oversees the health network’s development and implementation of its strategic diversity, inclusion, equity and community engagement initiatives. She was recently appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to the New York State Minority Health Council. She previously served in other chief diversity roles, and as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County.
Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles, WCC Board of Trustees John Nonna, and Westchester County Executive George Latimer will also address those who log into the event. Among the graduates at the ceremony will be the winners of the SUNY Chancellors Award for Excellence and other honorees. Among the 1,679 graduates, over 100 will be entering the community to keep us safe and healthy from COVID-19 with degrees in nursing and other healthcare fields.
“This year’s commencement is not just a celebration of academic achievement, but an honoring of the grit and determination exhibited by all of these graduates during these unprecedented times,” said Dr. Miles. “Our graduates will continue their academic and career journeys with the tools and character traits necessary to provide the fuel for our region’s economic re-emergence.”
As a result of the postponement of the May ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will honor all graduates from August 2019, December 2019, May 2020, August 2020 and December 2020.
Westchester Community College is the largest higher education institution in the county, serving over 24,000 full-time, part-time Workforce Development and continuing education students. Students pursue over 60 degree and certificate programs on a beautiful 218-acre campus, at 7 conveniently located extension centers, and online. Westchester Community College reflects the rich diversity of its region, and was the first SUNY campus to be designated an Hispanic Serving Institution.