BRONX, NY - Alejandra Ortiz, of Union graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administrationistration in Business Management at Monroe College's 85th Annual Commencement held on June 13, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall. More than 2,600 students from 53 countries received Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degrees and professional certificates at the commencement.

Two separate ceremonies were held to accommodate the families and friends of the 2,600 students earning Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degrees and professional certificates. Marc M. Jerome, President of Monroe College, and Stephen J. Jerome, Chairman and President Emeritus, offered welcoming remarks.

Graduates in the Class of 2018 represented more than 50 countries. In addition to students from the U.S. and its territories, there were sizable contingents from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bangladesh, China, Dominica, India, Jamaica, Japan, and St. Kitts and Nevis participating in yesterday's ceremonies.

The College conferred 450 Master's degrees; 1,095 Bachelor's degrees; and 1,036 Associate degrees this year, as well as awarded 50 professional certificates.