At festive commencement exercises on Friday, June 3 at Columbia's Wein Stadium, Monroe College President Stephen Jerome conferred degrees on more Bronx campus students than at any other year in the school's 73-year history.
On Monroe's Bronx campus this year, 538 Monroe graduates earned Baccalaureate Degrees and 971 were granted Associate's Degrees.
In his address to the graduates, President Jerome advised them to, "never forget the past, appreciate the present, and look to the future with anticipation and enthusiasm."
The commencement speaker at the graduation was WNYW/Fox 5 news anchor Lyn Brown. Brown, a member of the Bronx Walk of Fame, urged the graduates to overcome obstacles. "Behind every corner and every door there will always be a dragon for you to slay," she said. "Through all of that, think about the window that is always open somewhere. It's about who you are and what you are and what you bring to the table."
On Monday, June 13, Monroe's New Rochelle campus will hold its commencement exercises at the Westchester County Center.