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From left, graduates Sheila Wallis, Bea Tria and Cora Payne celebrate at the end of the 2023 commencement ceremony held May 21 in Glazer Arena.

Commencement ceremony held to honor graduating Class of 2023

By Kai Lincke, Assistant News Editor May 22, 2023
The Class of 2023 gathered May 21 in Glazer Arena to celebrate the completion of their undergraduate degrees with a procession, fanfare and a fist bump from President La Jerne Cornish.
As the graduates turned their tassels from the right to the left, and as blue and white confetti shot up into the air, the Class of 2022’s journey at Ithaca College came to a close.

Commencement Ceremonies held for graduating Class of 2022

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor May 26, 2022
Students cheerfully donned blue and white caps and gowns in celebration after a long academic year alongside family, faculty and staff for the Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremonies.

Rainbow Reception Held for LGBT Students

By Evan Miller, Maggie Bryan, and Morgana Zendejas Peterson May 4, 2022
On April 29, Ithaca College held its annual Rainbow Reception in Emerson Suites. The reception is for LGBT graduating seniors to receive their rainbow cords that are worn at graduation.
Over 1,200 graduates, faculty, staff, speakers and technical staff watched the ceremonies, and over 6,300 friends and family members livestreamed the ceremonies. 

Ithaca College holds virtual commencement ceremonies

By Alexis Manore, Caitlin Holtzman, and Jordan Broking August 13, 2020
Graduates from the Class of 2020 popped bottles of champagne and celebrated with their families and pets over Zoom at commencement ceremonies.
Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and University, will deliver the main address to the class of 2019 at Commencement.

BREAKING: College announces 2019 Commencement speaker

By Krissy Waite, Assistant News Editor March 26, 2019
Mildred García, president of the American Association of State Colleges and University, will address the class of 2019 at Commencement.
Members of the Class of 2017 celebrate during Ithaca Colleges 122nd Commencement ceremony on May 21. In previous years, graduates neither had their names read nor walked at Commencement.

Class of 2018 to walk and have names read at Commencement

By Madison Fernandez, Assistant News Editor January 24, 2018
The Ithaca College Commencement Committee has decided that the Class of 2018 will walk and have their names read at the Commencement ceremony.
Doreen Hettich-Atkins, coordinator of special services and programs, and Dave Prunty, executive director of auxiliary services and a co-director of the Ithaca College Commencement Committee, held an open forum Nov. 15 for students, staff and faculty to discuss possible changes to the ceremony and for attendants to propose their own ideas on how to change it.

Commencement Committee searches for ceremony feedback

By Meredith Burke, Staff Writer November 29, 2017
The Ithaca College Commencement Committee is looking for feedback in response to a charge given by President Shirley M. Collado when she took office in July.
Editorial: Commencement would be too long with walking

Editorial: Commencement would be too long with walking

October 4, 2017
Graduation is a time for recognition and celebration, and it is understandable if students at the college feel that the current commencement ceremonies are lacking in this aspect.
Vince DeTuri, director of the Integrative Core Curriculum, said the Park Schools proposal is on hold until the ICC program review during the 2018–19 academic year. The proposal calls for an expansion of the Liberal Arts and Society theme, which currently is only available to transfer students.

Students struggle to graduate due to the ICC

By Falyn Stempler, Staff Writer January 30, 2017
Some seniors are just barely able to achieve their graduation requirements because of complications arising with the Integrative Core Curriculum.
Senior Dquan Tyson performs with Ithacapella for the last time at their Block Four concert held April 22.

Ithaca College senior plans to leave behind a musical legacy

By Silas White, Staff Writer April 30, 2016
Tyson, a vocal performance major, is no stranger to performing onstage. He has performed with Ithacappella for three years, singing popular sultry songs by artists, like Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, as well as older songs from bands like Earth, Wind & Fire. Tyson has also performed with the Ithaca College Choir and the IC Opera Workshop.
Senior Andrea Aguirre poses with an art of the piece that combines watercolor and printmaking, and will hang with the other Bachelor of Fine Arts students’ capstone portfolios in the Handwerker Gallery starting April 28. Aguirre combines her many interests and personality traits through her art.

Ithaca College senior explores concept of control through art

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer April 11, 2016
After a year of preparatory school at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Aguirre injured her foot and left the military to pursue her career in art.

A Letter to my Eighteen-Year-Old Self

By Christina Tudor June 22, 2015

I've officially graduated from high school two years ago. Here are some thoughts that I'd like to share with my eighteen-year-old self.  Dear Eighteen-Year-Old Christina, Congratulations, you’ve...

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