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Local Grads Ready For Future

Young people from the Bethpage and Plainview areas are getting primed to turn the page on a new chapter in life.

Bethpage residents Lauren and Shannon McCarthy, Mathew La Rose, and Danielle Siebner and Plainview residents Angela Formica, Lindsay Gladstone and Rita Iosefson were amongst the nearly 2,300 students who were awarded bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees, or advanced certificates from LIU’s three Long Island campuses: LIU Post, LIU Brentwood, and LIU Riverhead.   

Many students plan to further their education. Siebner, who graduated with a B.S. in elementary education with a Spanish concentration, was awarded with the Distinguished Graduating Student Leadership Award.

“Graduating is an achievement,” said Siebner, “I plan to get my master’s degree in special education and teaching English as a second language (TESL).”

Massapequa resident Alessandra Moore, 22, also graduated from LIU Post on May 9. She was happy to obtain her B.S. in speech language pathology.

“I’m very excited that I got my degree,” said Moore. “I plan on coming back this fall to get my master’s degree in speech language pathology.”

The LIU Post Wind Symphony and Chorus performed commemorating the graduatingclass. Speaker’s congratulated them including Charles E. Schumer, United States Senator for New York. At the end of the ceremony, students threw their caps in the air and everyone cheered them on.