by New York Chiropractic College | 12/12/2013 3:50:07 PM
Seneca Falls: On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 10:00 am, New York Chiropractic College held commencement exercises in the Standard Process Health and Fitness Center conferring degrees to 101 Doctors of Chiropractic. The event also marked the first commencement wherein 24 graduates of NYCC’s Bachelor of Professional Studies program were recognized. Congressman Thomas W. Reed II, delivered the commencement address while Student Government Association President Nicholas Maio served as the student body speaker. Drawing upon revelatory moments in his life, Congressman Reed urged the graduates to “never give up” and to take appropriate risks. “Don’t take the easy path, don’t cut corners, but rather take the long term path – the right path - and you will be successful,” he counseled.
An attorney and former mayor of the City of Corning, Congressman Reed was elected in November 2010 to represent New York’s 29th district and was re-elected in January 2011 to serve a two year term in the new 23rd district gaining a reputation fighting for job creation and communicating with his constituents. Reed was appointed to the Ways and Means Committee and serves on the Human Resources, Oversight, and Select Revenue Measures subcommittees.
The invocation and benediction were given by the Reverend Dr. Allison Stokes, author, frequent lecturer and founding director of the Women’s Interfaith Institute in Seneca Falls, N.Y. She holds academic degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale.
For further information about NYCC’s degree programs, please visit www.nycc.edu .