Saturday, May 17 was a beautiful day, and made even more special by the commencement exercises for the graduating class at Hudson Valley Community College at the Joseph L. Bruno stadium.
The graduation was the 60th commencement exercise for Hudson Valley, and it no small point of pride that Rensselaer County has been a sponsor of the college over those six decades. On May 17, more than 2200 students joined the tens of thousands who have graduated from the county-sponsored community college.
Members of the graduating class will go on to seek degrees at four-year colleges, pursue careers in the medical field, specialized trades and skilled professions. In the coming years, these graduates will open businesses, become nurses, repair personnel, teachers, bankers, lawyers, computer technicians, and engineers, to name just a few professions. It is truly exciting that Rensselaer County could play a role in this progression.
On behalf of the County Legislature, I extended congratulations to the graduates and their families. We look forward to this graduation being the first of many successes and accomplishments for these graduates, as they contribute to our quality of life in the Capital Region. We also congratulate Hudson Valley Community College on the 60th commencement exercise, and look forward to many more graduations.