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BMCC Commencement Set for May 29

May 4, 2015

Stephen Meringoff Jay Lieberman Eddy Rodriguez John Portelli

NEW YORK, NY: May 4, 2015 ­— The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will award over 3,500 associate degrees during morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden on May 29.

The morning ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m.

BMCC President Antonio Pérez will present this year’s Presidential Medals to Stephen Meringoff, president of the Meringoff Family Foundation in the morning ceremony and Jay Lieberman, trustee of The Derfner Foundation will be recognized during the afternoon ceremony.

BMCC offers associate degree programs in over 30 disciplines, ranging from engineering to theatre and from computer science to criminal justice. This year’s graduates include Kasey Mora, the college’s first community health education graduate and Ruisheng Zhao, the college’s first secondary education with a concentration in math major graduate.

Both morning and afternoon ceremonies will feature speeches by the 2015 BMCC valedictorians. Childhood education major Eddy Rodriguez will speak that morning and liberal arts major John Portelli is set to speak at the afternoon commencement.

About BMCC:

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) and enrolls over 25,000 degree-seeking and 11,000 continuing education students a year, awarding associate degrees in 33 fields. BMCC ranks #4 among community colleges nationwide in granting associate degrees to minority students, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. Visit:

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