There are now 900 more Finger Lakes Community College graduates.
The college’s 49th annual commencement was held Saturday afternoon at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, or CMAC. College President Robert K. Nye and Dr. Rodney C. Haring, a 1995 FLCC grad, were among the speakers.
Haring is a research faculty member at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. He spoke at length about his relationship with the school and the “additional meaning” of the college, given its location in “the ancestral homelands of Seneca peoples.” Haring, who is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation, spoke of finding courage to continue with his academic studies while residing and studying within the Canandaigua area, “knowing that some of my ancestors traversed the very same countryside.”