Cerro Coso Community College (CCCC) has announced that Ms. Dianne Tolliver will be the Alumni Speaker at its 46th Commencement Exercise on Friday, May 10 in the Gymnasium of the Dr. Raymond A. McCue Sports Complex.
Commencement will begin at 6 p.m.
Tolliver grew up in Ridgecrest as Dianne Butler and graduated from Burroughs High School and Cerro Coso (1978).
Her diverse professional career spans over 30 years. She was a Senior Vice President for Growth and Innovation at Engineering Solutions and Products, LLC. Prior to that she served as Vice President at L-3 Communications, and Senior Vice President at S.A.I.C. and Director of the Government Contract Support Center. While at S.A.I.C. she received two separate CEO Achievement Awards for Excellence. Before S.A.I.C., she served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Program Operations at Boeing Information Services.
Today she is an author, industry recognized motivational speaker, change agent, leadership coach, facilitator, and owner and president of Revitalize Now, LLC, based in Oakton, Virginia.
In addition to her degree from Cerro Coso Community College, Tolliver holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, a Master of Science in Public Administration from California State University, Bakersfield, and holds a number of certifications.
“We are delight that the 2019 graduates of CCCC will be addressed by our alumna Dianne Tolliver. She is not only a great supporter of higher education, having served on our alumni board many years ago, but she is also a role model for students launching careers,” said Natalie Dorrell, Director of Institutional Advancement. “Dianne has demonstrated a work ethic second to none; her discipline and drive are an inspiration.”
The Class of 2019 can look to Tolliver for insights on their new beginnings as graduates as they take the quality and value of the skills they have learned into the workforce.
Student speakers for May 10th will include Chance English (IWV), Elinelle Lee (IWV), and Christine Dochterman (KRV).
Special thanks to the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation for their role in helping students to achieve their educational goals.
The Cerro Coso Community College Band conducted by Ms. Debra Veit will provide music for the festivities.