Copper Mountain College Celebrates 2018 Graduates

Copper Mountain College will recognize its Vocational Nursing Program Class of 2018 and Registered Nursing Program Class of 2018 graduates during a Pinning Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 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, Lieutenant Commander Dr. John A. Hoyos, and Donna Bailey-Giannini, RN, CCRN, to speak during the ceremony. The student speakers will be Stephen Merritt, SVN, and Tyler Manning, SRN.

In addition, the Commencement Ceremony for the 2018 graduates will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 5:45 p.m. in the Bell Center Gymnasium.

CMC will award 207 degrees. Of those, 29 students are receiving two degrees, 5 students are earning three degrees, and one student is receiving four degrees. CMC will also award 77 certificates of achievement. Of those, 3 graduates will receive two certificates, 1 student is receiving three certificates and 65 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. Sharon Brown-Welty, Dean, California State University San Bernardino; faculty speaker, Andrea Armstrong, Counselor; and graduate speaker, Heidi Garcia, who is receiving an Associate in Science in Vocational Nursing.

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