Congratulations Class of 2020

To All My Seniors! YOU DID IT! Your hard work, resilience, and tenacity has paid off and you’ve officially completed your academic career. We all recognize that you have braved the storm during this unprecedented time we find ourselves in and it’s hard to envision a future that didn’t include a walk across the aisle, but YOUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT!! Please know that although things seem uncertain, scared and even depressing your class has the ability to show up with courage and identify your true passion. Take the time to really discover your purpose and learn what your greatest gifts are. A college degree doesn’t define your identify or your life’s work, it’s a small layer of the greater design. You’ve spent four or five years devoted to academic and maybe some career exploration, now is the chance to seek how you want to put it to use. Learn how the skills you have developed can teach you if the career path you’ve selected is the best fit for you. If you can’t identify a path to go, reach out for help! We are here to support you in your journey of finding a job. I am proud of what...

— Jose Miguel Longo

Congratulations Class of 2020

Congratulations! Hard work and dedication has paid off and now it’s time to celebrate. Best of luck in your future endeavors and please don’t forget to come back and visit. Go onward and do great things!

— Kelly Colbert

Congratulations on this major achievement of graduation.

As a pioneer of the second graduating class in 1976, after the founding of the school. I am happy to say that life will bring trials and tribulations which you are now more prepared to overcome as you move thru life. This covid19 pandemic will pass and you new graduates will be here to move us all forward. Stay strong, live life and prosper. Most of all stay safe for you and your families.

— Leon Smith


Graduation is here. Today is a milestone. It tells you how far you’ve come. Keep learning, keep trying, keep accomplishing and keep venturing on through your journey. Congratulations Class of 2020!!

— Brittany Perrin

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

This has been an unprecedented semester, and you have shown resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. You have made SUNY Poly very proud – congratulations! I look forward to hearing about your accomplishments as you continue on as alumni. Best wishes to you and your families as you celebrate this special milestone. We will miss you!

— Diana Dumesnil, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Albany


Warmest Congratulations on your well-deserved success from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

— Alicia Foster

Congratulations Class of 2020

I am so grateful to have worked with many of you and I will truly miss seeing you in the SGU Suite as well as around campus. I am so excited for you to take what you have learned inside and outside of your classes and apply those lessons to the next phase of your journey! I know that you will go out there and be amazing!

— Cheri Elefante Class of 1995

Go Walters!

Dear Class 2020, warmest congratulations on your graduation! What a great achievement that you accomplished! So proud of you and so happy for you, I wish you all the best for your future adventures! Cheers!

— Luye Li


Many congratulations to the class of 2020! You did it! As you enter a new chapter in your lives, I wish you all the very best in seizing the opportunities that follow!

— Andrew Gallup

Congratulations HIM Graduates!

Congratulations to all Health Information Management graduates. Job well done, you should be proud of your accomplishments. Please stay in touch and we look forward to seeing you at the various local and state association meetings. Good luck and best wishes in your future endeavors.

— Lori Kane

Austin Monson (Class of 2020)

All of your hard work has paid off. You made it! Through all the challenges, changes, and what seemed like roadblocks you did it! Incredible! You now have a unique opportunity to lead the future generations into the new world we are entering with covid in our lives. What you do from now will set an example for the following graduation classes, our younger generations. You have already shown that obstacles and changes can be overcome, you can be successful even in the most trying circumstances. I have no doubt you will continue to be amazing and continue to follow your destiny with huge success! I cannot wait to bear witness to your greatness! Congratulations Polytechnic Institute Class of 2020

— Tammy Stewart


Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You have made us so very proud and I am so sorry that we are unable to celebrate your many successes at a ceremony right now. Your achievements and contributions to our campus community have not gone unnoticed! My very best wishes for a tremendous future. You will be missed!

— Marybeth Lyons, Vice President for Student Affairs

Class of 2020

A very special congratulations to the Graduates of the MS in Nursing Education program! It is an exciting time for all of you as you continue in your nursing careers as our future educators. You persevered under very challenging times and succeeded; you are so deserving of this wonderful achievement. Your hard work and commitment to the profession makes us all very proud! Best wishes to each of you and do stay in touch, Dr. Bankert

— Esther Bankert

Best Wishes

Members of the Class of 2020, my most sincere congratulations and very best wishes for your next exciting steps in the world! A special shout out to Elizabeth S and Matt N who have made life in the library tick for many years now. Allison, Sam and I will miss you and thank you for all you had to teach us. And, to Dylan, Brian, Anthony and Jacquan of the IT Helpdesk, I will miss you all. Please stay in touch.

— Rebecca H, Peter J. Cayan Library

Class of 2020, you are awesome!!!

Congratulations to all psych majors and beyond!!! You represent one special graduation class that nobody ever forgets! You worked so hard and particularly this semester, you survived this unprecedented hardship on so many levels. SO proud of you. Cyber hugs to you all!!

— Kazuko Behrens, Ph.D.

Congratulations! Best Wishes for Your Next Adventure.

You have so much to be proud of! Enjoy every moment of this accomplishment. You deserve it and have worked so hard! Please keep in touch with your family here at SUNY Poly! We will continue to think of you and wish you the best for the future and all achievements still to come.

— Stacey, Wellness Center

Congratulations to Class of 2020

Best wishes and sincere congratulations on your gratuation! May this special day be the commencement of the continued series of upward steps to your bright future success!

— Joyce Shen

Congratulations Graduates

On behalf of the SUNY POLY Alumni Foundation Board – Congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates. It was a difficult year to say the least. You have all excelled in very challenging times and made us so proud. Always remember when you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. We wish you much success, continued good health and happiness as you depart our wonderful institution and make a positive difference in our world. Welcome to our SUNY POLY Alumni family!

— Stephen Teti

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment! Wishing you a lifetime of success and happiness!

— Maryrose Raab


Congratulations on all your hard work to get you to this point of graduating! You should be so proud of all you have achieved and we are so proud of you too! We wish you the best in your future!

— Michelle Kent-Landes

Congratulations Class of 2020

The pandemic may have taken your graduation ceremony away, but it cannot take away all of your accomplishments you have earned and certainly not your degree. I hope this semester has demonstrated the determination, resiliency, and perseverance within all of you. Know that if you can handle finishing your degree under these circumstances, you can handle anything! Best wishes to each and everyone of you. Be proud and always remember your own worth.

— Sandy Mizerak LMHC


There will always be a special place in my heart for the SUNY Poly Class of 2020, for all we have been through and all that you have taught me about love, strength and support. You are going to make a tremendous mark on the world! I hope to see you soon! Please visit SUNY Poly! Congratulations on your accomplishments!

— Jennifer R. B. Adams

Congratulations Graduates!

While we all wish we could be together to celebrate your hard work, know that SUNY Poly has not forgotten your accomplishments or impact on our community! We are proud of you and we look forward to seeing all the great things you will achieve in the future! Congratulations!

— Katie Tynan-Simon

Best wishes to all the Graduating Nurses!

Celebrate your hard work, commitment and success! We can’t wait to see you leading, innovating and inspiring through your chosen nursing roles and practice. You will be extraordinary! So very proud of each of you.

— Prof C


Your senior year is always a year to remember and cherish although this one is not the way you thought you would remember your senior year. I commend you for all your hard work especially in the midst of challenges we faced as a world in 2020. If you can get your degree through this you can do anything you put your mind to. Best wishes and may you find much success with your degree from SUNY Poly. Welcome to the alumni family, we will miss you on campus but hope to see you at alumni events. We are proud of you and look forward to seeing what you will do in your careers. Stay Poly Proud!!

— John M. Reale, Jr. '95

McKenzie Sipp

Very proud of you and what you accomplished.