2017 Commencement Student Speaker

Henry Humiston

Henry Humiston will be the student speaker at commencement. He is a 46-year-old dual major who will receive degrees in Nuclear Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology.

Humiston grew up in Liverpool and was diagnosed with ADHD at age 12. He earned his GED and became a professional drywall finisher. A back injury led him to rethink his career options. At his mother’s urging, he enrolled in OCC. During the summer of 2012 he began taking classes at OCC @ Liverpool before eventually coming to the main campus.

During the 2016-17 academic year Humiston served the campus community as an officer in the Student Association. In April, he was named the top student in the College’s Nuclear Technology major. He has accepted a job offer from Exelon and will begin working at Nine Mile Point in June. “Excited and blown away don’t even begin to describe how I feel about being selected,” said Humiston. “OCC has been the best second chance a person could ask for.”

OCC’s Commencement will be held Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. in the SRC Arena.

In the week leading up to commencement, WSYR-TV Newschannel 9 profiled Humiston on the evening news. You can view the story here.

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