During its 2008 commencement ceremony, Briarcliffe College, which has campuses in Bethpage, Patchogue, and Queens, gave an honorary degree to Fox News Channel journalist Brian Kilmeade, who also was the keynote speaker. This year’s valedictorian was Patrice Watkins. Her speaking focused on moving forward and the professions selected by the graduates. Briarcliffe College has about 1,800 students. It offers programs in criminal justice, graphic design, business administration, digital photography, accounting, office technologies and information technology.