Hundreds of SUNY Oswego students -- cheered on by family, friends and campus members -- celebrated their achievements at December Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16.

The ceremony recognized many of the more than 500 students eligible for undergraduate and graduate degrees, and featured advice from many speakers. Featured speaker Jeff Knauss -- who, like them, had a December graduation, albeit 10 years ago -- related his path on the way to co-founding the award-winning Digital Hyve agency. His speech revolved around three key points of advice: earn your luck, work hard and cherish other people.

Many December 2017 graduates are already finding their way into full-time jobs, post-graduate studies and other notable ways of building on their Oswego stories.