NEW YORK, NY- JUNE 2, 2010 Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), a not-for-profit, accredited, private college that works to provide a superior education to its students that integrates professional work experience with classroom study, will host its 33rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Events Hall at the Jacob Javits Center.  MCNY’s goal is to help its students promote positive change in their workplaces and communities. This year, over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, who because of work, family and other obligations would not have thought this day possible, will receive degrees from MCNY, a college that understood their challenges and helped them realize their dreams.

MCNY President Vinton Thompson celebrates the personal achievements of this year’s graduates, “It’s not easy to study, to work, and to meet family responsibilities – all at the same time – but [our students have] done it, done it well, and we celebrate [their] personal achievement.”

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be award-winning scholar and writer, Nell Irvin Painter, who is known as “one of the most pre-eminent historians in America.”  In addition, MCNY will honor New York City Comptroller, John C. Liu, renowned Author and Professor, Gerald Grant and Latina Editor-in-Chief, Mimi Valdés, for their leadership, accomplishments and for being change-agents in their chosen fields.

MCNY specializes in offering an accelerated education while serving urban adults, many of whom work full-time and are raising families. In response to the changing demands of the economy, MCNY will introduce two new degree programs this year.  The MSEd in Mathematics Education, which will train high school math teachers to educate a globally competitive workforce and the BBA in Health Care Management which has been developed in direct response to the needs of the fastest-growing economic sector. For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK