Union County College Plans Commencement For Wednesday

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UNION COUNTY – Union County College will celebrate its 79th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22. The ceremony will be led by the college’s President, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin and will take place in the Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University in Union.

The Class of 2013 includes more than 1100 graduates and is one of the largest classes in the history of the college. Degrees will be conferred in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science. Certificates and Certificates of Achievement will also be awarded.

A tradition during the Commencement Ceremony is the annual presentation of the Post Day Award and the Student Alumni Prize. The presentation of the coveted Alumni Prize for the graduate who has maintained the highest grade-point average and earned the most credits at Union County College. The Post Day Awards are presented to the full and part-time graduating students who best exemplify the college’s ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. The Post Day Award was instituted more than 50 years ago in memory of two Union County College students who were killed in an automobile accident en route to their graduation.

The college will confer Associate in Arts degrees in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies; Audio Production; Biology; Business; Business/Public Administration; Chemistry; Communications; Communications/Film; Communications/Multimedia; Communications/Journalism; Communications/Public Relations; Communications/Radio; Communications/Television; Early Childhood/Elementary Education; Education; Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Drama; Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Graphic Design; Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Illustration; Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Music; Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Photography; Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Visual Arts; Liberal Arts; Psychology; and Sociology.

The college will confer Associate in Science degrees in Engineering/Architecture; Computer Science/Engineering; Criminal Justice; Engineering; Engineering/Environmental Science; Computer Information Systems & Technology; Liberal Studies; Mathematics; Nursing; Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment; Radiography; Respiratory Care; Social Services; and Sonography/Diagnostic Medical.

Union County College will confer Associate in Applied Science degrees in Accounting; Administrative Support; American Sign Language/English Interpreting; Automotive Technology; Business Management; Business Marketing; Computer Science; Construction Engineering Technology; Dental Hygiene; Electronics/Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Fire Science Technology; Game Design Creation; Game Design Development; Help Desk, Technology Support Specialist; Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Paralegal Studies, Paramedic, Emergency Health Science; Physical Therapist Assistant; Sport Management; and Technical Studies.

The college will also confer certificates in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies; American Sign Language – English Interpreting; Audio Production; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Educational Interpreter Program; Emergency Medical Studies; Interpreting Spoken Language; Office Professional; Paramedic; Photovotaic; and Practical Nursing. The Certificate of Achievement will be issued in Emergency Medical Studies and Paralegal Studies.

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college. The college operates major campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield and Scotch Plains. Union enrolls almost 40,000 credit, non-credit, and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


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