Our 50th Commencement


You are Golden!

About Our 50th Graduating Class

  • 676  graduates received 791 degrees and certificates
  • The grads hail from 36 different countries
  • 10 recipients of associate degrees are in the Early College program
  • The first Associate in Fine Arts degrees were awarded to 2 graduates
  • The first graduating class that went through a pandemic

Meet some of the Golden Grads in the Spotlight stories below!

Week Videos

June 13, 2022 at 6 pm
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Nurse Pinning
June 6, 2022 at 6 pm
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PTK Induction
June 9, 2022 at 3 pm
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Graduate Awards
June 9, 2022 at 6 pm
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Spotlight on our Graduates

Daniela Velazquez

Daniela will receive her AA Degree in Liberal Arts/Humanities with highest honors. A member of the National Honor Society at PPA and the PTK Honor Society at PCCC, Daniela graduates with a 3.99 GPA and plans to continue her education, on scholarship, at Columbia University, where she will double major in psychology and film studies.

Read Daniela’s story

Elizabeth Adapoe

Elizabeth Adapoe received the “Professional Nursing Award,” given each year to the graduating student who demonstrated clinical excellence throughout the program. Next spring, she will enter an RN to BSN
program at New Jersey City University, and she has the goal to one day earn her master’s degree.

Read Elizabeth’s story

Delia Casamenti

Delia graduates with high honors and her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts/Psychology. She was named to the 2022 New Jersey All-State Academic Team, and is also a recipient of the prestigious Guistwhite Scholarship, an award given through the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.

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Ashely Diaz

Ashely graduates with numerous honors. She was named to the 2022 NJ All-State Academic Team, received a scholarship award from the Coca-Cola Foundation, and is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of the most prestigious academic awards for community college students.

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Diego Pajares Herrera

Diego graduates with his Associate in Science Degree in Biology and with highest honors. He transfers to the University of Michigan on a full scholarship and will major in cellular molecular developmental biology.

Read Diego’s story

Ibn Carter

Ibn graduates with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design as well as a Career Certificate in Video Production. He plans to transfer to Berkeley College to continue his education in graphic design.

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Jorge Duarte

Last December, Jorge graduated with high honors and his Associate in Science in Engineering Science Degree.   He transferred to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where he is a junior, in the honors program, and working toward a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.

Read Jorge’s story