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College Holds Commencement Exercise at Bishop Campus
The Cerro Coso Community College, Eastern Sierra College Center (ESCC) held its 7th Annual Commencement Ceremony at the Bishop Campus on Friday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Commencement speakers included: President of Cerro Coso Community College, Jill Board; Director of the Eastern Sierra Foundation and Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Terence McAteer, Director of the Eastern Sierra College Center, Deanna Campbell; campus graduating student speakers, Jillian Flavin, Rose Martin and Sandra Warlie; Alumni Speaker, Keith Glidewell; and Kern Community College District Trustee, Stuart Witt.
"This was the largest graduating class ever, up 35% from last year and nearly triple the number only four years ago" stated Deanna Campbell. Graduates receiving Associates in Arts Degrees in Business Administration were Amanda Kohl, Bobbie Miller, Lindsey Moss and Sandra Warlie. Graduates receiving their degree in Liberal Arts – Arts and Humanities were Mallie Jason, Danielle Wynen and Debie Schnadt. Graduates receiving their degree in Liberal Arts – Mathematics and Science were Brittney Cooper, Jillian Flavin, James Goodman, Hannah Haakana, Rafael Haro, Aaron Mitchell and John Stackfleth. Graduates receiving their degree in Liberal Arts – Social and Behavioral Sciences were Julianne Baker, Jirelle DeJesus, Angelique Foust, Paul Gonzalez, Amber Hale, Olivia Hartshorn, Holly Hind, Michael Lesiak, Rose Martin, Amanda Miloradich, Charlotte Parish and Jillian Pitre. The Graduate receiving her degree in Associates in Science – Administration of Justice was Marianne Schat. The graduate receiving her degree Business was Monica Gonzalez. Graduates receiving their degree in Business Management were Bobbie Miller and Antonia Westervelt. Graduates receiving their degree in Child Development were Joanie Hanson, Kristian Lewellen, Katherine Peterson and Sylvia Ramirez. Graduates receiving their degree in Human Services were DeeAnn Chiatovich and Britney Erwin. The Graduate receiving her degree Paralegal Studies was Marianne Schat. The graduate receiving her degree Small Business Management was Jamie Flesia. Graduates receiving their degree in Vocational Nursing were Meredith Bishop, Brittney Davis and Gillian Parrish.
Earning a Certificate of Achievement in Office Clerk Award was Tisha McKellips. Earning Certificates of Achievement Vocational Nursing were Lori Cox, Saul Guillen, Celina Hunt, Renee Mattovich, Michelle Tracey, and Jessica Warta.
Over 350 family and friends attended the event. The Felici Trio and Eastern Sierra Community Chorale provided the music for Commencement and the reception that immediately followed the ceremony.
The Eastern Sierra Foundation held a Donor Recognition Ceremony just prior to the Commencement Ceremony to honor the donors to the Foundation who had contributed more than $5000. The Eastern Sierra Foundation provides 60 scholarships each semester for local Inyo County residents. Scholarships cover full tuition and up to $300 towards textbooks. Two-thirds of the 2011 Bishop graduates were recipients of an Eastern Sierra Foundation scholarship.
The Mammoth Lakes Foundation provides full scholarships for residents of Mono County. Forty percent of this years' Mammoth graduates were recipients of a Mammoth Lakes Foundation scholarship.
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