New York NY – On June 3, 2022 City College of New York (CCNY) recognized the graduates of the Class of 2022 at their 169th Commencement Ceremony.
The City College of New York, celebrating its 175th historic anniversary and originally known as The Free Academy, held its first Commencement in 1853 with a graduating class of just 17. As we step into the 175th year of academic success, we hold true to the history and the stage set by those first matriculating in 1853. For that reason, 2021 celebrated the 168th graduating class, which corrects for how the College previously counted the number of graduations since 1847.
We salute the graduates from all the different schools and divisions of the City College of New York and we look forward to seeing them follow in the footsteps of thousands of alumni who have made a difference in the community, the city, the country, and the world.
Keynote speaker Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, to receive CCNY’s 2022 honorary degree recipients.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to the President, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 169th Commencement 10 a.m. on June 3. He received the honorary degree Doctor of Science.
City College also honored Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, a 1976 CCNY alumnus, with the honorary degree Doctor of Fine Arts. Both awards to Fauci and Nelson are pending full CUNY Board of Trustees confirmation.
The commencement exercises return to in-person format at CCNY’s South Campus Great Lawn after two years of virtual salutes because of the Covid pandemic. It will also be webcast.
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