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May 11, 2014

NCCC hands out 361 diplomas on Saturday

Niagara Gazette — “Optimism and opportunity” was the message given by Niagara County Community College Keynote Speaker James Toellner at the 50th annual commencement ceremony Saturday.

Toellner, a 1978 NCCC alumnus and general manager and president of WGRZ-TV, addressed the crowd of 1,500, driving home the point “that the only way to accomplish anything is to plot your course, to make a difference.”

Three hundred sixty one graduates walked the stage and received diplomas from NCCC President James P. Klyczek, Trustee Gina I. Virtuoso and Trustee James W. Ward. The Master of Ceremonies was board chairman Henry F. Wojtaszek and trustees Vincent R. Ginestre, Kevin C. Schuler, Sheila Smith and Malcolm Needler also participated in the program.

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