This year has been unlike any other in recent memory. Since March, Hudson Link’s Academic Coordinators have been working nonstop to ensure that classes for nearly 600 students at five New York State prisons were able to continue remotely with as little interruption as possible. The transition to distance learning was not easy for them or for our students, and many of the degrees we expected to award this year have been delayed as a result.
Yet the challenges of 2020 were not enough to stop the perseverance and ambition of our Hudson Link students. We are so incredibly proud of all of our students who remained dedicated to their studies – especially the 23 men who will be graduating as members of the Class of 2020.
Graduates from the Class of 2020 will forever be recognized for their resilience and tenacity. Although we can’t celebrate their accomplishments in person this June, we intend to hold graduation ceremonies for our students and their families as soon as we are able.
We cannot wait to hear those facility gymnasiums fill with applause as we recognize Hudson Link graduates for their dedication to self-improvement and transformation through higher education.
Whether they were able to graduate this semester or not, we know our students won’t let anything get between them and their education. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!