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Graduation Ceremony
June 15
SUNY Erie celebrated the accomplishments of over 1,400 students who earned a degree or certificate at our May 2023 Commencement. View a photo gallery of our photographer’s favorite shots from the inspiring event!
Student Crossing Stage at Commencement
May 26
SUNY Erie Community College celebrated the Class of 2023 this evening at its 75th annual Commencement with numerous messages of accomplishment, appreciation, hope and inspiration. More than 1,400 total graduates comprise this year’s class; Buffalo attorney, social justice advocate and former felon TheArthur A. Duncan II, Esq., ’06, delivers keynote address.
Aaron Salter ceremony
May 18
On May 14, 2022, Retired Buffalo Police Officer Aaron Salter heroically gave his life while working as a security officer during a horrific, racist mass shooting. His actions that day undoubtedly saved many lives. On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the Law Enforcement Training Academy at SUNY Erie honored Officer Salter and placed a plaque in his memory in the Academy’s Wall of Honor display case.
Video Class Rinehart
May 16
SUNY Erie's Communications & Media Arts students receive hands-on learning in class routinely. “The whole that we learn by making mistakes," says Department Chair Amber Rinehart. "You can talk theory all day long, but you learn video production by actually doing it.”
ECC foundation logo low res
May 5
The Erie Community College Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the return of SUNY Erie Celebrates (formerly ECC Celebrates), an event that honors awardees with the foundation’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The honorees have often triumphed over adversity or made lasting impacts on their community.