Clinton Community College Celebrates Valedictorian and Salutatorian for 2024 Commencement

Clinton Community College is proud to announce and celebrate the exceptional achievements of its Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the 2024 Commencement ceremony.

Amelia Chaffin

This year, Clinton Community College proudly honors Amelia Chaffin as the Valedictorian of the graduating class. Amelia embarked on her academic journey at Clinton Community College as a Liberal Arts major before transitioning to English after her first semester. Demonstrating unwavering dedication and academic excellence, she completed her degree requirements in December. Amelia's commitment to education extends beyond her time at Clinton, as she is now pursuing a degree in Adolescent Education with a focus on English at SUNY Plattsburgh, aspiring to inspire future generations as a teacher.

Dillion Wood with his grandfather

Additionally, Clinton Community College congratulates Dillon Wood, who has been named the Salutatorian of the class of 2024. Dillon's academic journey at Clinton Community College led him to excel in the field of Occupational Studies, specializing in Industrial/Commercial Electrician. Recognizing the immense value of his studies, Dillon emphasizes the importance of electricity in today's world and credits Clinton Community College for providing him with a solid educational foundation. Notably, Dillon has recently diversified his skill set and professional horizons by becoming an Automotive Technician, further showcasing his adaptability and commitment to lifelong learning.

"We are immensely proud of the accomplishments of both Amelia Chaffin and Dillon Wood," remarked Dr. John Kowal, President of Clinton Community College. "Their dedication, passion, and academic excellence serve as inspirations to our entire community. As they embark on the next chapter of their academic and professional journeys, we have every confidence that they will continue to make meaningful contributions to their fields and communities."

The 2024 Commencement ceremony at Clinton Community College promises to be a memorable event, celebrating the remarkable achievements of Amelia Chaffin, Dillon Wood, and the entire graduating class. Their accomplishments stand as testaments to the transformative power of education and the unwavering spirit of determination.

Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 17th, at 6:00pm. Join us at the William H. Forrence Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Center, located at Clinton Community College, 136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, New York 12901.