Hudson Valley Community College’s 68th Commencement Celebrates More Than 1,450 Graduates

May 10, 2022

Graduate poses with Viking mascot and class of 2022 sign

Hudson Valley Community College will hold its 68th annual Commencement exercises with four ceremonies, organized by program of study, in the McDonough Sports Complex on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

The Class of 2022 includes 1,454 students who will earn associate degrees and certificates in 80+ program areas in the Schools of STEM, Health Sciences and Business and Liberal Arts.

Graduates range in age from 17 to 73, and come from 36 countries around the globe. More than 80 percent of Hudson Valley graduates reside in the Capital Region.

Graduate Stories

  • Mariam Alyassin, Engineering Science.
    Mariam has completed the rigorous Engineering Science degree and hopes to continue her engineering education at a four-year university.
  • Dara Blanchette, Health Sciences.
    Dara, a mom of three, is returning to school and will continue her studies at Hudson Valley to become a dental hygienist.
  • Jalen Davenport, Individual Studies.
    Originally from the Bronx, Jalen’s collegiate football career was sidelined by a knee injury. The honor society student plans to become a physical therapist.
  • Sophia Lenigk, Biological Sciences.
    18-year-old Sophia was homeschooled for much of her secondary education, and she is still deciding on her next step – medicine or research.
  • Emily Dayton, Electrical Construction and Maintenance.
    Emily is the mother of two children, one of whom was born while she was a student at HVCC.
  • Joe Mumtaz, Criminal Justice.
    Joe and his wife are successfully juggling school, work and raising a young family.
  • Blanca Parker, Liberal Arts and Science: Math and Science.
    Blanca (17) is the youngest graduate in the Class of 2022.

Visit the college's commencement webpage for additional information and updated graduate facts and figures.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Commencement Ceremonies

  • 9 a.m.
    School of STEM (all degree and certificate programs)
  • 11:15 a.m.
    School of Health Sciences (all degree and certificate programs)
  • 1:30 p.m.
    School of Business and Liberal Arts
    • Business and Criminal Justice Department
  • 3:45 p.m.
    School of Business and Liberal Arts (all other programs)
    • Education and Social Sciences Department
    • English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department
    • Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media Department

McDonough Sports Complex
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180

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