Copper Mountain College Celebrates 2017 Graduates

Copper Mountain College will recognize its Vocational Nursing Program Class of 2017 and Registered Nursing Program Class of 2017 graduates during a Pinning Ceremony on May 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium at the Bell Center on the CMC campus. The Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored celebration recognizing the completion of the rigorous course of study and welcoming these newly-graduated students into the nursing profession. The students have asked Mr. Jeff Cummings, CMC Superintendent/President, Shelly A. Quinlan, RN, Sheila Tyne, RN MSN EdD(c), and Lorenza DeGuzman, RN BSN, to speak during the ceremony. The student speakers will be Pia Duprat, SVN, Harry Bottorff, SRN, and Brittany Thiele, SRN.

In addition, the Commencement Ceremony for 2017 graduates will be held the following day, May 25, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. in the Bell Center Gymnasium.

CMC will award 227 degrees. Of those, 28 students are receiving two degrees, 12 students are earning three degrees, one student is receiving four degrees and one student is receiving five degrees. CMC will also award 71 certificates of achievement and 47 graduates will receive certificates along with their degrees.

“It has truly been an exciting year at Copper Mountain College, and we are so proud of our students’ hard work and achievements”, says Jeff Cummings, Superintendent/ President. “We are honored to celebrate this milestone with the friends and families of our graduates”.

The Commencement Ceremony speakers include: keynote speaker, Dr. Keith Curry, Provost/CEO, El Camino College Compton Center; faculty speaker, Steve Parkin, Chemistry/Physics Professor; and honor graduate speaker, Vincent M. Thomas who is receiving an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Science.

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