The achievements of NYIT's 3,114 graduates were celebrated at the 53rd annual commencement ceremony on May 18 in Old Westbury, N.Y. Members of the Class of 2014 represented states across America and nearly 70 countries.
In his address to the Class of 2014, President Guiliano said: "During your years at NYIT, I am confident that you have learned the skills for both connectivity and connection." Pictured from left to right are student marshal Caprica Stanley, NYIT Board of Trustees Chairperson Linda Davila (B.S. '78), President Guiliano, student marshal Marisa Deliso, and student orator Anthony Ungaro.
During the ceremony, President Guiliano awarded honorary degrees to Frank J. Bisignano (pictured left), chairman and CEO, First Data Corporation, and Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho (pictured right), commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, and surgeon general, U.S. Army.
Student orator Anthony Ungaro encouraged graduates to "think about what you want to gain in the future. Interpret the world for what it is to you, not how someone told you it has to be." View his speech.
After the main commencement event, students attended ceremonies hosted by their schools.
On May 19, NYIT held a graduation ceremony for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (pictured above). During the ceremony, each of the 276 graduates was hooded by a faculty mentor, family member, or friend. Read more.
The event culminated a week of celebrations for students in the medical and health fields, including a valedictory ceremony for occupational therapists on May 13, a pinning ceremony for nurses on May 15, and a white coat ceremony for physician assistants on May 16.