The SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's Class of 2013 commencement ceremony was held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013)
Dean Michael Spitzer speaks during SUNY Empire State
Dean Michael Spitzer speaks during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Acting President Meg Benke speaks during SUNY Empire
Acting President Meg Benke speaks during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Student speaker Carol Faulkner speaks during SUNY Empire
Student speaker Carol Faulkner speaks during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

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Student speaker Bernadine Bauser speaks during SUNY Empire
Student speaker Bernadine Bauser speaks during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduates applaud during SUNY Empire State College Long
Graduates applaud during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Keynote speaker Carol Evans, a Class of 1977
Keynote speaker Carol Evans, a Class of 1977 graduate and president and founder of Working Mother Media, speaks during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Students walk across the stage during the conferral
Students walk across the stage during the conferral of degrees during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
A student is congratulated on stage during SUNY
A student is congratulated on stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

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Colleen Ahern-Fortuna, of Locust Valley, waits for her
Colleen Ahern-Fortuna, of Locust Valley, waits for her photo to be taken behind stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Jill Binder, of Wantagh, is congratulated on stage
Jill Binder, of Wantagh, is congratulated on stage during the conferral of degrees during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Students wait on line to be called across
Students wait on line to be called across the stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
A student walks off the stage after receiving
A student walks off the stage after receiving his degree during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Chris and Kathleen Weisberger, of North Babylon, cheer
Chris and Kathleen Weisberger, of North Babylon, cheer for a family member on stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

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Casey Wall, of Miller Place, right, receives his
Casey Wall, of Miller Place, right, receives his medallion from Acting President Meg Benke during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Casey Wall, of Miller Place, kisses his 9-month-old
Casey Wall, of Miller Place, kisses his 9-month-old daughter Makenzie after walking across the stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Students walk out of the auditorium after the
Students walk out of the auditorium after the end of SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduates march out at the closing of SUNY
Graduates march out at the closing of SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)