Commencement, nurse pinning, student awards at CCC this week

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- More than 120 student graduates will attend commencement, 18 new nurses will take the Florence Nightingale Pledge and dozens of students will be honored for their achievements this week at Coconino Community College.
Events begin Wednesday, May 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a Student Awards Ceremony. More than 50 students will be recognized for their achievements. Among the awards will be: Academic awards, Student of the Year awards, veteran student recognitions, Successful Transitions & Academic Readiness Training recognitions, TRiO Student Support Services recognitions, "I will Succeed" grantee recognitions, and CCC Peer Advisor recognitions.
On Thursday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., 18 nursing students will graduate with a pinning ceremony. Nursing faculty will honor the graduates with pins signifying their achievement, and during a candle-lighting ceremony, the nurses will take the Florence Nightingale Pledge to affirm their dedication to the nursing profession.
Finally, on Friday, May 13, beginning at 1 p.m., the 2016 Commencement ceremony will be held. CCC President Colleen A. Smith, Ph. D., will welcome the new graduates. Then, select students will be recognized with academic honors. Full-time Faculty of the Year Sandra Dihlmann Lunday and Part-time Faculty of the Year Elaine Dillingham will address the students, and then student graduates Kiril Kirkov and Marilyn Tsinajinnie will offer words of encouragement to the graduates. The CCC Commencement Ceremony can be viewed as a live stream at
All events take place at the Lone Tree Campus Commons, 2800 S. Lone Tree Road, in Flagstaff.
About Coconino Community College
Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College. CCC provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with nearly 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. The award-winning CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student's path toward a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU.
Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. CCC has helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region. Today, CCC serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff.
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. Instructional sites 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 students are Native American learners.


Monday, 9th May 2016

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  • Monday, 9th May 2016