The IAM was well represented at the SUNY Empire State College (ESC) 2019 commencement ceremonies at Lincoln Center in New York.
The union’s partnership with ESC gives IAM members the opportunity to advance themselves by earning college degrees while working full time. The program offers the pathway to associate, bachelor and master degrees, and is conducted through the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center.
VIDEO: See what some of the 2019 graduates have to say about the program.
Master of arts degrees in work and labor policy were conferred to IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes, IAM Director of Women’s, Human Rights, Community Services and Young Workers Rhonda Rogers, IAM Winpisinger Center Education Representative Julie Frietchen and TCU/IAM Local 643 member Antoinette Callistro. Ashley Ahrens, the daughter of IAM District 776 Business Representative Joe Alviar, also received a master of arts degree.
A bachelor of arts degree in labor studies was conferred to IAM Winpisinger Center Education Representative Edmundo Osorio.
Click here to learn about the IAM/Empire State College degree program.
We shot video interviews with each of our @SUNYEmpire graduates last night. Stay tuned to hear their stories! #ESCGrad #SUNYGrad #SUNYEmpire2019 pic.twitter.com/QCNWuxvrM8
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) June 15, 2019
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