College graduation is a special event in a student's life, marking a new beginning and limitless possibilities. The 2014 class at Laramie County Community College is certainly no exception.
This year’s ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Storey Gymnasium, 2810 House Ave. The Honorable Mayor Rick Kaysen of Cheyenne will deliver the commencement address.
Additionally, the nurses’ pinning ceremony will occur at 1 p.m. at Storey Auditorium, and the High School Equivalency graduation will begin at 3 p.m. at Storey Gym.
In a record-breaking year for the college, LCCC expects to have 724 graduates who will earn 780 degrees and certificates. This represents the largest graduating class ever for the school and a 12-percent increase in completions from 2013.
This figure exceeds the goal of increased completion that the Board of Trustees committed to as part of Complete College Wyoming. That goal is a 5-percent increase in credentials annually through 2020.
The following list highlights some of the preliminary numbers about the 2014 graduating class:
- The class ages range from 18 to 75 years old
- 88 registered nursing degrees and 67 licensed practical nursing certificates will be issued
- In the program’s first year, 33 students will earn certificates in process technology
- 18 students will receive degrees in wind energy technology
“Our students’ achievements are particularly remarkable when you consider that many of them are first-generation college students, single parents, or others entering college with academic challenges,” LCCC President Joe Schaffer said. “We have transformed lives and helped many Wyomingites achieve their dreams.”
Laramie County Community College is not only the state’s youngest community college, but also is the largest.
For those looking to begin or continue their college career, registration is now open for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. For more information, visit LCCC or call 307.778.5222.