LOCK SHELDRAKE- SUNY Sullivan held its 59th annual commencement Saturday, May 13, 2023, on campus in the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. Former SUNY Sullivan trustee Dr. Larysa Dyrszka, MD, delivered the commencement address at a ceremony that conferred 181 degrees.
“If I can offer you one piece of advice, as you continue your journey, it’s to defend your beliefs. Never take them for granted. Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Congratulations, class of 2023,” said Dr. Dyrszka.
“I wanted to be certain to communicate how very proud the faculty and staff here at SUNY Sullivan are of each and every one of you and your tremendous accomplishments. We are grateful to be inspired by you in our work each day,” said SUNY Sullivan Officer in Charge, Dr. Ellen Galligan. “You join prior SUNY Sullivan graduates as the embodiment of our work here at SUNY Sullivan: educated, inspired, empowered citizens who will now apply your skills and knowledge to improve the lives of your families and your community.”
Student Government Association President Roxanne Dastparvardeh ’23 was the class speaker. In addition to the formal commencement, in a separate ceremony Saturday morning, SUNY Sullivan also held its Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony for graduates of the College’s Nursing and Respiratory Care programs.