SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Onondaga Community College held its commencement ceremony on Saturday as 1,300 students received their Associates Degree.
The keynote speaker was Humanities major Garrett Sisson. He is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the captain of the men’s basketball team and one of six OCC students who earned the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
Sisson told his fellow graduates that the future is what you make of it.
"Although today is filled with honor and gratitude, it is only the beginning of our journey ahead. And the greatest part of this journey is that we can do or be whatever we want from this day forward. Some of us will be continuing our education, some will head directly to the workforce and others may travel abroad to fight for our country. Regardless of what we choose it is ours to embrace and to make the moments unforgettable,” said Sisson.
You can watch OCC commencement and hear Sisson’s entire speech on Saturday, May 25th on our digital channel 9.2 on Time Warner Cable channel 890 and Verizon Fios 470.
Students from Oswego, Cortland, Morrisville, Cazenovia and Ithaca College also graduated on Saturday.
Le Moyne College will hold its commencement ceremony on Sunday.