CCC Commencement Friday, May 8

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- More than 120 students will graduate at the Coconino Community College Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 8.

CCC student Raphael Nicas will be the master of ceremonies and he will make the introductions and offer recognition of academic honors. CCC President Leah Bornstein will give remarks followed by the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Joan White for her exemplary service to the college. White will also give remarks.

The graduate speaker will Leah Norris, CCC honor student. Speakers also include Jeffrey Jones, full-time faculty of the year, and Aaron Tabor, part-time faculty of the year. Joseph Donaldson, president of the CCC Foundation and former Flagstaff mayor, will offer a presentation to the new alumni, and Northern Arizona University Vice Provost Dr. Daniel Kain will offer congratulations from NAU.

Dr. Bornstein will also present the President’s Medallion Award before she presents the class of 2015. Patricia Garcia, chair of the CCC District Governing Board, will confer the degrees to the new graduates.

The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. at the Lone Tree Campus Commons, 2800 S. Lone Tree Road, in Flagstaff. The CCC Commencement Ceremony can be viewed as a live stream at

About Coconino Community College

Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College as shown by the fact that CCC is ranked among the top 50 community colleges in the U.S., according to education website,, which cites factors such as learning outcomes and student support. CNN Money has ranked CCC as No. 25 in its listing of the best community college values. The College has served residents across 18,000 sq. mi. of Coconino County since 1991 and helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region.

The award-winning CCC2NAU program has become a state and national model for transitioning community college students to a four-year university. The program has served more than 1,700 students, compared to a starting cohort of 15 in 2008.

The CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student's path toward a bachelor's degree with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU. The program focuses on a truly seamless transition from CCC to NAU.

The College provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with more than 60 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business.

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands with instructional sites that offer classes through online, in person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 25 percent of CCC's student population comprises Native American learners and Community College Week says CCC was ranked as number 29 in 2012 for all community colleges awarding associate degrees to Native American students.

When CCC first opened its doors, nearly 1,000 students enrolled at the Flagstaff campus in the first semester. Since then, the college has experienced an astounding growth rate and today serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Lone Tree campus houses the College's administration offices, as well as the majority of the general education courses. The Flagstaff Fourth Street campus houses the Flagstaff Medical Center Institute for Nursing Education as well as other vocational programs like fire science and construction management.


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