Graduation is a very proud moment for all of us at Cerro Coso Community College. Chasing a dream requires effort and passion and it is our pleasure to assist students in meeting their educational dreams. The Commencement ceremony is a time-honored tradition in academia, marking the completion of requirements for a degree or certificate and publicly recognizing student accomplishments before an audience of family and friends.
This year the excitement began on Friday, May 8, 2015 when faculty and administrators traveled to the Bishop campus to celebrate the accomplishments of 62 graduates from the Eastern Sierra College Center in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. Graduates Chelsea Foulke (A.A. Liberal Arts – Mathematics and Sciences) and Kenia Flores (A.A. Liberal Arts – Social and Behavioral Sciences) were selected to address the Class of 2015. Michael Barrett was the alumni speaker for the event.
The college bid farewell to the class of 2015 during their 42nd Commencement Exercise at the Ridgecrest Campus on Friday, May 15, 2015. The 330 graduates receiving degrees and certificates is a 28% increase over last year’s graduate numbers. 347 Associate Degrees and 134 Certificates of Achievements were awarded. Seven students are 4.0 graduates, 18 graduated with honors, and 51 were Phi Theta Kappa honor graduates. Retiring Psychology Professor Dr. Mary Peoples served as the Faculty Marshall for the ceremony.
“There is little doubt in our mind that as CCCC graduates you are leaving well-prepared,” stated President Jill Board. Graduation is not the end, it’s the beginning. Congratulations to the Class of 2015.