COMMENCEMENT 2019

Date and Location

Commencement took place on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. on the Green at Three Rivers Community College.

Photo Gallery

You’ll find over 300 photos of Commencement in our Flickr gallery, TRCC Commencement 2019.

Live Stream Videocast of Commencement 2019

Please note to start, the ceremony begins at 1:30 in the video.

Media Coverage

The Bulletin – Three Rivers grads urged to “cultivate your community”

The Bulletin – Gallery: Three Rivers Community College Commencement

The Day – Three Rivers graduates “reach their goal”

The Day – Gallery: Three Rivers Community College Commencement

Norwich Patch – Three Rivers Community College Commencement May 22

Commencement Speeches

Please visit our Commencement 2019 Speeches page to read the transcripts of the following:

Welcome: Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed.D., President, Three Rivers Community College

Greetings from the Board of Regents for Higher Education: Richard J. Balducci, M.A., Board of Regents for Higher Education

Greetings from the Faculty: Michael Carta, M.S., Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Faculty Senate

Student Graduate Address: Michelle Lynn Reynolds, Valedictorian

Commencement Address: Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, M.A., Hartford Poet Laureate, Associate Professor of English

Commencement Address Speaker

Three Rivers Professor named Poet Laureate

Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce that Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Hartford Poet Laureate and associate professor at Three Rivers, will be the keynote speaker at the College’s fifty-fourth commencement ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. outdoors on the campus green.

Frederick-Douglass Knowles II is a poet, educator and activist involved in community education. He is the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Hartford. In this role, he promotes awareness and appreciation of poetry, spoken word, and writing in Hartford; and endeavors to instill pride in the community.

Read more here.