Alfred State College honored more than 60 students at Commencement ceremonies held for the Northland in Buffalo campus. Program Coordinator Dave Kostick presided over the event.
Alfred State President Dr. Steve Mauro applauded the student’s perseverance and dedication to complete their goal. “I urge you to recall the obstacles you have overcome and celebrate all the accomplishments you have had along the way. No matter the size of the obstacle of the accomplishment, your core values helped you continue the path that has you here today. Those same core values will help guide you in all your future endeavors.”
The commencement ceremonies featured welding graduate Damone McNamee Jr. as the student speaker. McNamee (Buffalo - Riverside) encouraged his fellow graduates to keep striving and pushing towards their goals. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. Don’t ever give up. Today is a new beginning and we have built a new future for tomorrow. There are careers for us to go out and grab.”
The Northland campus offers associate degrees in CNC Manufacturing and Machine Tool, Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician, and Welding Technology at the Northland Workforce Training Center in the east side of Buffalo, NY.
The ceremony was the first in-person Commencement ceremony held for students at the Northland campus. 2020 and 2021 graduates from the campus were honored in virtual events.