WHITE PLAINS - More than 1,000 members of the Class of 2014 received their diplomas Friday at Purchase College's 42nd commencement ceremony.

Senior speaker Victor Couto addressed the class and spoke about appreciating what they have all achieved.

"This has been an incredibly long journey and we just need to take a moment to relish in it," said Couto.

The graduation was held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.