Graduation ceremony at Harris Field

News Release

LC State to hold three graduation ceremonies on May 13

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will award 823 degrees and certificates during its three commencement ceremonies on May 13 at the college’s Harris Field. Of the 715 graduating students, close to 500 are expected to walk.

The day will mark the second straight year LC State has had three ceremonies held in the outdoor venue. The college will follow the same schedule as a year ago with each ceremony consisting of one of LC State’s three schools:

  • 9 a.m. – Career & Technical Education (Technical & Industrial and Business Technology & Service Divisions)
  • Noon – Liberal Arts & Sciences (Physical Life, Movement & Sport Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences Divisions)
  • 3 p.m. – Professional Studies (Business & Computer Science, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Teacher Education & Mathematics Divisions)

The event is open to the general public and will also be streamed live at Following each recessional, the LC State Alumni Association will hold a Senior Send Off in the area east of Harris Field.

The ceremonies will honor a number of individuals including retiring emeritus faculty members Scott Brainard, Erick Cummings, Michelle Doty, Tracy Flynn, Debbie Goodwin, Bill Hayne, Chris Norden, Liz Scarano, Jill Thomas-Jorgenson and Mary Lou Robinson. Dylan Miller will receive the Gertrude Mellen Dick Award, given to the student with the highest cumulative GPA for four years of undergraduate work; Kason Carte will receive the President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the college; and Jaime Arkle will be the recipient of the Provost’s Award, given to a high achieving LC State Coeur d’Alene graduate.

If there is inclement weather, the ceremonies will be moved into the P1FCU Activity Center at the same times. Notification of location change will occur by Wednesday, May 11, should the weather dictate.

More details regarding the ceremonies are available at