Commencement

Welcome,

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela  Capital Community College Class of 2020, This is one of my favorite quotes and is fitting as you complete your degree at CCC and start a new life chapter with degree in hand.  You are receiving your degree at a moment in history we will all remember.  That makes it even more significant.   In the midst of this most trying time in our countrys history, we pause to celebrate this major accomplishment.  I hope that the achievement of this major milestone brings you, and those that supported you along the way, great joy.  On behalf of the faculty and staff of Capital Community College Class of 2020, we salute you!   

Congratulations,  

Dr. G. Duncan Harris, C.E.O.  Capital Community College 

  • Welcome Remarks from CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris (1:50)
  • Commencement Address from Governor Ned Lamont (1:01)
  • Commencement Address from CSCU President Mark Ojakian (2:37)
  • Commencement Address from Chairman Matt Fleury (2:20)
  • CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris Introduces Professor Seth Freeman (0:24)
  • Greetings from Faculty from Professor Seth Freeman (8:54)
  • CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris Presents Posthumous Honorary Degree to Tanya Cleveland-Wiggins (0:44)
  • Tanya Cleveland-Wiggin’s Daughters Accept Their Mother’s Honorary Degree (2:37)
  • CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris Introduces Commencement Speaker, Marva Patterson (0:52)
  • Commencement Speech, Marva Patterson (7:01)
  • CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris Introduces the Professors Who Will Read the Names of the 2020 Graduates (0:27)
  • Dean Miah LaPierre-Dreger Reads the Names of the General Studies Degree Candidates (4:14)
  • Professor Seth Freeman Reads the Names of the Business and Technology Degree Candidates (7:40)
  • Professor Daniel Tauber Reads the Names of the Healthcare Degree Candidates (1:57)
  • Professor Daniel Tauber Reads the Names of the Healthcare Certificates Candidates (1:47)
  • Professor Jeffrey Partridge Reads the Names of the Humanities Degree Candidates (2:17)
  • Professor Dawn Bunting Reads the Names of the Nursing Degree Candidates (5:14)
  • Dean Miah LaPierre-Dreger Reads the Names of the Science and Math Degree Candidates (0:50)
  • Professor Lilliam Martinez Reads the Names of the Social and Behavioral Science Degree Candidates (3:16)
  • Professor Lilliam Martinez Reads the Names of the Certificate Candidates (2:52)
  • Special Message from CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris (3:40)
  • Conferring of Degrees and Close of Program (1:05)
  • Total time: 66 minutes