Five Towns College class of 2013 graduates on campus in the Eugene Orloff Auditorium.
Five Towns College Prof. Peter Rogine prepares to
Five Towns College Prof. Peter Rogine prepares to lead the graduating students to the Eugene Orloff Auditorium for the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Graduating students enter the Eugene Orloff Auditorium, where
Graduating students enter the Eugene Orloff Auditorium, where they will receive their degrees. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
The class of 2013 marked the 39th commencement
The class of 2013 marked the 39th commencement ceremony of Five Towns College in Dix Hills. The four-year institution offers degrees in music, business, education, media and the performing arts. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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Graduating students from the class of 2013 at
Graduating students from the class of 2013 at Five Towns College gather in the college gym before the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, right, hugs another
Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, right, hugs another graduate before Five Town's College's commencement ceremony. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Kelly Fallon, 21, of Maspeth, before graduating from
Kelly Fallon, 21, of Maspeth, before graduating from Five Towns College in Dix Hills. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Students from the class of 2013 graduate from
Students from the class of 2013 graduate from Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Dr. Stanley Cohen gives his presidential welcome to
Dr. Stanley Cohen gives his presidential welcome to the graduating class of 2013. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, before graduating from
Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, before graduating from Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the
The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the Good Old Days Quartet at the commencement ceremony for Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Five Towns College graduating student, Christine Patti, performs
Five Towns College graduating student, Christine Patti, performs with the vocal jazz ensemble during the commencement ceremony. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Dr. Roger Sherman, provost and dean at the
Dr. Roger Sherman, provost and dean at the college, speaks at the commencement ceremony for Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Valedictorian Alex Dengler is an Iraq war veteran
Valedictorian Alex Dengler is an Iraq war veteran and has overcome cancer contracted while serving, which resulted in two major surgeries. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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Salutatorian Jordan King gives a speech at the
Salutatorian Jordan King gives a speech at the commencement ceremony for Five Town's College. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
John Machado was conferred with an excellence in
John Machado was conferred with an excellence in teaching award during the commencement ceremony at Five Towns College, and gave his thanks through song. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Five Towns College President Stanley Cohen, left, sits
Five Towns College President Stanley Cohen, left, sits alongside honorary degree recipients Richard Grudens, Marion Fleming and Phillip Smith during the commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2013. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Bonnie Comley was conferred with a presidential award
Bonnie Comley was conferred with a presidential award for artistic achievement and support for the theater museum during the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Graduating students from the 2013 class at Five
Graduating students from the 2013 class at Five Towns College receive their degrees. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Salutatorian Jordan King receives her degree. (May 25,
Salutatorian Jordan King receives her degree. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Friends and family cheer on the students of
Friends and family cheer on the students of the graduating class of 2013 at the commencement ceremony for Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Graduating students of the 2013 class at Five
Graduating students of the 2013 class at Five Towns College salute their family and friends during the commencement ceremony. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Graduating student, Dior Davis, 21, of Spring Valley,
Graduating student, Dior Davis, 21, of Spring Valley, gets his tassel turned by fellow graduate Jason Tippins, 21, of Medford, during the 39th Commencement exercise at Five Towns College in Dix Hills. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)