May 19, 2024

‘A Dream Come True’ for Machinists Union Graduates


Eleven Machinists Union members can now call themselves college graduates.

That’s a big deal for them and their families. It also opens a new chapter in the IAM’s education partnership with SUNY Empire State College.

#1u ✊ + #HigherEd 🎓 = 💯

These are the 1st IAM members to get bachelor’s degrees thru our partnership with @SUNYEmpire. Congrats grads!

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) June 23, 2017

Graduates in the program do coursework predominantly online, but also meet periodically at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Center.

Interested in getting your degree? Learn more here.

The IAM was a prominent presence at the graduation ceremony, held at Columbia University in New York.

IAM member Michael Hicks addresses his fellow #SUNYEmpire2017 grads. He’s a Machinist, a family man and now… a graduate. #1u

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) June 16, 2017

“Your new skills will make this world a better place,” IAM Winpisinger Center Director Chris Wagoner tells #SUNYEmpire2017 grads. #1u

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) June 16, 2017

All 11 IAM graduates attended the ceremony. We send our heartfelt congratulations to:

  • Robert Breaux, Local 850
  • Joan Marie Cox, Local 350
  • Gurjinder Grewal, Local 16
  • Michael Hicks, Local W261
  • Arther Jackson, Local 1781
  • John Linboe, Local 289
  • David Otoya, Local 811
  • Andrew Sandberg, Local 754
  • Donald Turner, Local W261
  • Geny Ulloa, Local 623
  • Cindy Williams, IAM Grand Lodge

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