Thursday, 14 December 2023 13:17

Empire State University Honors Class of 2023 in Albany Ceremony

Dec. 9 marked the first graduating class under the new designation as Empire State University, formally SUNY Empire State College. Photo provided. Dec. 9 marked the first graduating class under the new designation as Empire State University, formally SUNY Empire State College. Photo provided.

ALBANY — Empire State University celebrated the class of 2023 on Dec. 9 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, where 259 graduating students attended the event.

The event marks the first graduating class under the university’s new designation as Empire State University, formally SUNY Empire State College. President Lisa Vollendorf was in attendance.

Members of the SUNY Empire class of 2023 collectively live in 60 different New York state counties, in 27 U.S. states and territories, 27 countries around the world, and range from ages 19 to 76. Graduates traveled from across the state, country, and even the world to attend the ceremony, with four students traveling from the Dominican Republic to walk across the stage.

Empire State University was founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York. SUNY Empire’s 97,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields. Visit www.sunyempire.edu. 

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