LCSC commencement is Friday night
May 8, 2012
LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewis-Clark State College will break more records at its commencement ceremony Friday night at the LC Activity Center, with a total of 775 degrees and certificates being presented to 713 graduates. Last year was also a record year, with 659 degrees and certificates being presented to 596 graduates.
The commencement program begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. Seating is open, with the exception of a small area reserved for special guests. There is an area set up for wheelchairs next to the gymnasium floor. Overflow seating is not available. No ticket is required for the ceremony.
Commencement Prelude music will be performed by the LCSC Saxophone Quartet. The Lewiston Firefighters Pipes and Drums and Border Highlanders Pipes and Drums will lead the commencement processional. Presentation and Posting of the Colors will be done by the Clarkston High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard. Four LCSC students, Elaine Dufford, Nicole Dufford, Daelynn Knoll, and Timauri Stearns will sing the National Anthem.
LCSC President J. Anthony (Tony) Fernandez will welcome special guests, including Dr. William Goesling, Idaho State Board of Education Member. President Fernandez will also deliver the commencement address. Other speakers offering brief greetings include Dr. William Goesling; Dr. Ruth Lapsley, LCSC Faculty Association Chair; and Andy Ridinger, Associated Students President.
President Fernandez will present the President's Medallion to Liz Chavez, for her leadership and contributions to LC and the community. Chavez is an LCSC Foundation Board member, former Idaho legislator, and retired teacher.
Dr. Harold Crook will received the President's Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding. Crook develops and teaches Nez Perce Language at LC and was team leader for the creation of the Nez Perce Language Program in Lapwai.
Emeritus status will be conferred on three retiring LC faculty members - Dr. Jannette Hill, Chair of the Education Division; Dr. Gwen Taylor, Professor of Literacy and Elementary Education; and Diana Ames, Lecturer in Social Sciences.
Following the commencement ceremony, the LCSC Alumni Association will hold a free reception for graduates, families, friends, and alumni at the Student Union Building. Refreshments will be served.
All parking lots on the campus are available for parking, with the exception of the north lot on 6th Street, which is reserved for handicapped parking.
The commencement ceremony is being webcast live on LCSC's website at http://www.lcsc.edu/graduation/stream.htm Windows Media Player is required to watch the webcast.