April 26, 2011

Congressman John Katko to serve as Bryant & Stratton College’s 90th Commencement Speaker in Syracuse

By B&SC News Team

Congressman John Katko to serve as Bryant & Stratton College’s 90th Commencement Speaker in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (April 14, 2015) –On Saturday, April 18 at 11am, the next class of students is set to graduate from Bryant & Stratton College’s Downtown and North campus in Liverpool. Nearly 300 students from throughout Syracuse and Central New York will receive their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees during the Bryant & Stratton College’s 90th Annual Commencement. The convocation will be held at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 421 Montgomery St., in Syracuse.

The commencement speaker is Congressman John Katko. Congressman Katko is a former federal prosecutor and Onondaga County native. He graduated cum laude from both Niagara University and Syracuse University College of Law where he was Associate Editor of the Law Review. He has had an impressive career where he has worked at a prestigious Washington D.C.-based law firm, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, before returning back to Central New York to work for the U.S Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of NY. Congressman Katko was elected to Congress for the New York’s 24th District in November 2014.

Also speaking will be a student speaker from each campus. Jack Ball will be representing the Downtown campus. Jack has been named a First Team USCAA Athletic and Academic All American and has been on the Dean’s List every semester since he enrolled in the fall of 2013. Jack recently signed a letter of intent to attend Le Moyne College in the fall.

The North campus has selected Nancy Moor as their student speaker. Nancy holds an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration. Nancy currently works at Bright Path Counseling Center in North Syracuse where she did her internship.

This year’s students will graduate from associate degree programs in a variety of fields including accounting, business, criminal justice, medical assisting, network technology, graphic design and hospitality as well as a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration. As part of the curriculum, students are required to participate in a semester-long internship in their field. This real-world experience, along with the support and personal attention from Career Services, has historically enabled Bryant & Stratton College to achieve a high job placement rate for students upon graduation. The Syracuse Market’s 2013-2014 placement rate was 89%.

The majority of graduates remain in Syracuse after graduation to begin their careers or continue their education. 2014 graduates have been accepted to colleges such as: Art Institute of Philadelphia, Keuka College, John Jay College, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University, University of Massachusetts, Utica College and more.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception for graduates and their guests will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center.