Collection Facts

Extent: 
57 items

Historical Context

Niagara County Community College held its first graduation ceremony in 1965 at the Grand Ballroom of the Parkway Inn. The first graduating class consisted of 133 students in five curricula. Since that time, the College has grown and developed an extensive community of Alumni. These days NCCC has graduating classes of several thousand students in over 70 programs of study.

Scope of Collection

The NCCC Commencement Program Collection includes details on each college graduation ceremony from the very first graduating class to the present. Programs list the names of graduates and their degrees. There are details on the ceremony procession, including keynote speakers, as well as background on academic rituals such as the cap and gown.