Winter Commencement 2019
Margaret Madigan, student editor, SUNY Empire State College
October 17, 2019
Former New York State Gov. David Paterson will deliver the commencement address at SUNY Empire State College’s 2019 first collegewide Winter Commencement, to be held Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m., in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
Paterson served as governor of New York from 2008 until 2010. His personal story of resilience is a testament to the power of perseverance and education, a theme that will likely resonate with SUNY Empire students, many of whom must overcome substantial adversity to complete their degrees.
This will be SUNY Empire’s first collegewide commencement held in winter, organized in response to students’ desire to have more flexible commencement options. It follows a series of commencements held in the summer at multiple SUNY Empire campuses across New York state and around the world.
For more information on Winter Commencement 2019, go to https://www.esc.edu/commencement/