AACCNY President's Message

Graduating Class of 2024

Best Wishes to the Graduating Class of 2024 from Alumni Association President Larry Greengrass

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, the new 2024 graduates of the City College of New York. On behalf of the Alumni Association of the City College of New York, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of you.

As we gather to celebrate your extraordinary achievements, I am filled with a profound sense of pride and admiration. But more importantly, be proud of yourselves. You have demonstrated conclusively your grit, perseverance and resilience. Not for a moment should you take your accomplishment for granted.

Your journey to this moment has been marked by countless hours of study, sacrifice and determination. You have overcome challenges, embraced diversity, and demonstrated resilience in the face of adversity. Your dedication to your education is a testament to your strength of character and your unwavering commitment to excellence. Share this with family and friends, professors, and counselors, many of whom have been your essential partners in this journey.

As you stand on the threshold of this new chapter in your lives, I encourage you to reflect on the significance of this moment. Graduation is not merely the end of one chapter; it is the beginning of a new adventure filled with endless possibilities. Seize this opportunity to pursue your passions, chase your dreams and, especially, make a difference in the world. That is the true mission of City College and I call upon you to continue that legacy.

As alumni of the City College of New York, you are part of a rich tradition of excellence and achievement. You join the ranks of leaders, innovators and trailblazers who have made their mark on the world. As you embark on this new journey, remember the lessons you have learned here and the values you have embraced. Stay true to yourselves, remain open to new ideas, and never lose sight of your potential to effect positive change. Take pride in what you have accomplished, because you are about to join the tens of thousands of graduates of one of the finest and most significant institutions of higher education in the world.

I urge you to stay connected with your alma mater and with your fellow graduates. The bonds you have formed here will be a source of strength and support as you navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Remember that you are not alone on this journey. You are part of a global community of City College alumni who are ready to cheer you on and lend a helping hand whenever you need it. Our CCNY Alumni Association is also here for you, with mentoring, networking events, social gatherings, career development events, and much more. Joining the Association, which is free for the next few years, will enable you to stay in touch with friends and will give you opportunities to give back to the College which has now brought you to the place you are. Just go to for details on all we can do for you.

In closing, I want to once again congratulate you, the graduating class of 2024, on this remarkable achievement. As you embark on this new chapter in your lives, I wish you all the success and happiness that you so richly deserve. Go forth with confidence, courage and conviction, and make your mark on the world.

Congratulations, Class of 2024. The future belongs to you.

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Larry Greengrass '71

President, Alumni Association of CCNY