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May 15, 2020

A Message from Lehman College President Daniel Lemons

Dear Lehman College Class of 2020 Graduate,

We have been considering ways to best commemorate your remarkable achievement during an extraordinary time. Since we cannot be together on campus, we are planning two virtual ceremonies to celebrate this wonderful milestone for you and your loved ones.

For all graduates, we are hosting a Virtual Recognition Ceremony for all on Thursday, May 28th at 11 a.m. on the College's website, and on the College's Facebook channel @LehmanCUNY via Facebook Live. It also will be broadcast on BronxNet. Together, we will commemorate the completion of your degree. I am looking forward to being with you on that great day.

For students graduating with honors, the College's 12th annual Academic Honors Celebration will recognize your achievement on Tuesday, May 26th at 3 p.m., also livestreamed on the College website homepage, at lehman.edu/Classof2020Honors, on the College's Facebook page via Facebook Live. It also will be broadcast on BronxNet.

While you may choose how to view these events, viewing via Facebook Live will enable you to leave comments and add reaction during the ceremonies, post photos, and contribute to an interactive experience. If, when you post to social media leading up to or during the ceremony, it would be great if you would use the following hashtags: #lehmancollege2020, #lehmanstrong, or #lehmanhonors2020.

These events will feature remarks from college leaders and graduates, recognition of each graduate of the Class of 2020 and video messages from special guests.

While I am very much looking forward to celebrating with you, I know this has been an extraordinarily difficult semester, and we all are disappointed that we cannot commemorate these milestones in person, on our beautiful campus. Although these virtual celebrations are not optimal, please know that every member of our community recognizes the hard work and sacrifice you have made to get you where you will be on May 28, 2020 – a graduate of Lehman College.

I hope you and your loved ones will take part in these events and share the pride I have for each and every one of you.

I look forward to seeing you soon.


Daniel Lemons

Previous messages from President Lemons can be found here.