Union County College will celebrate its 78th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The ceremony will be led by the College’s President, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 pm on the College’s Cranford campus.
The Class of 2012 includes more than 1200 graduates and is the largest class in the history of the College. Degrees will be conferred in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science. Certificates and Certificates of Achievement will also be awarded.
For a second year, Dr. McMenamin will be awarding a Distinguished Alumni Member Award. This award will be presented to the alumni member who is the living embodiment of the vision, value, and mission of Union County College. This will be followed by the annual presentation of the Post Day Award and the Student Alumni Prize. A highlight of the Commencement ceremony will be the presentation of the coveted Alumni Prize for the graduate who has maintained the highest grade-point average and earned the most credits at Union County College. The Post Day Awards are presented to the full and part-time graduating students who best exemplify the College’s ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. The Post Day Award was instituted more than 50 years ago in memory of two Union County College students who were killed in an automobile accident en route to their graduation.
The College will confer Associate in Arts degrees in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Audio Production, Biology, Business, Business/Computer Information Systems, Business/Public Administration, Communications, Communications/Film, Communications/Multimedia, Communications/Print Journalism, Communications/Public Relations, Communications/Radio, Communications/Television, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts/Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Liberal Arts/Education, Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Drama, Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Graphic Design, Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Illustration, Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Music, Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Photography, Liberal Arts/Fine Arts/Visual Arts, Liberal Arts/International Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
The College will confer Associate in Science degrees in Engineering, Engineering/Architecture, Computer Science/Engineering, Engineering, Engineering/Environmental Science, Computer Information Systems & Technology, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Professional Nursing, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Social Services, and Sonography/Diagnostic Medical.
Union County College will confer Associate in Applied Science degrees in Accounting, Administrative Support, Automotive Technology, Business Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Electronics/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Game Design Creation, Game Design Development, Help Desk, Hotel, Tourism & Restaurant Management, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Paralegal Studies, Physical Therapist Assistant, Sport Management, and Technical Studies.
The College will also confer certificates in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Audio Production, Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Educational Interpreting (ASL English), Interpreting Spoken Language, Office Professional, Paramedic, and Practical Nursing. The Certificate of Achievement will be issued in Homeland Security and Paralegal Studies.
Union County College is a public comprehensive community college. The College operates major campuses in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield and Scotch Plains. Union enrolls almost 40,000 credit, non-credit, and continuing education students and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Union has had the largest non-credit enrollment among the nineteen New Jersey County Colleges.