Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Commencement

As we prepare for commencement on Saturday, I am proud to let you know that we have 295 students who have applied for graduation this spring. We will have just over 200 students go though ceremonies this weekend.

As hard as our students have worked to earn their certificates and degrees, faculty and staff are also to be commended for all they have done to support them on their journey. I appreciate the long hours they have spent helping students through personal challenges, assisting with technology, and with multitudes of class projects. They have traveled with students to national tournaments, state awards ceremonies, and academic conferences. Graduates have benefited from the incredible array of knowledge that faculty are consistently willing to give day in and day out.

Northwest College is truly a student-centered institution. We exemplify it in all we do throughout the school year; but it is at commencement where we truly shine. Commencement is about celebrating the accomplishments of our students - past, present, and future. I am proud to lead a college that values this time-honored tradition by focusing on students.

See you on Saturday!


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