Three Rivers Community College to Hold Commencement on Wednesday, May 23

Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce that its 53rd commencement will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m. Approximately 550 students will be awarded degrees and certificates.

The valedictorian of the class is Nataliia Romaneko of Niantic, who is receiving an associate in science degree in Computer Science Technology.  The salutatorian is Zaha Bush of Salem, who will receive an associate in science degree in General Studies. Romaneko will present the student address, and seven Medallions for Academic Excellence will be awarded.

Matt Fleury, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Science Center as well as Chair of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker. Additional speakers will include Mary Ellen Jukoski, President of Three Rivers Community College; Michael Carta, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Faculty Senate, and Valedictorian Nataliia Romaneko.

The commencement will be held on the campus green at 574 New London Turnpike in Norwich. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move indoors. For more details on the commencement ceremony, visit:

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Three Rivers Community College is a public, two-year college within the Connecticut State Colleges and University System. Located in Norwich with instructional centers at the Naval Submarine Base and Grasso Tech in Groton, it serves southeastern Connecticut and the surrounding areas. Through its degree programs, certificates and workforce courses, Three Rivers meets the diverse needs of the community by creating an environment that stimulates learning, while at the same time providing comprehensive, accessible, affordable and innovative educational opportunities. Students go on to earn bachelor’s degrees at four year universities or to work in the community as highly skilled employees, innovators and leaders. To see the full scope of what Three Rivers has to offer, visit