9 May 2017
College of the Redwoods Commencement 2017
College of the Redwoods will award a total of 731 associates degrees and/or certificates of achievement to 611 students throughout the CR District this week during four separate commencement ceremonies.
The CR Eureka Campus will host its event on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium. A total of 598 degrees and/or certificates will be awarded to 492 students during the ceremony.
Saturday’s Eureka graduation will be streamed on CR’s website.
“I look forward to commencement every year” said CR President Keith Snow-Flamer. “It’s the most important milestone in the academic year where students can share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends. It is also a time for the College, Board of Trustees, administrators, staff and faculty to pay tribute to students for the outstanding efforts they have shown in earning a degree or certificate.''
The commencement address at the Eureka campus ceremony will be delivered by valedictorian Robert Anderson. The salutatorian (the student with the second highest GPA) is Ethan Sanderson. Sanderson will carry the American flag and lead the pledge of allegiance. CR’s President/Superintendent Keith Snow-Flamer will welcome the students and confer upon them the associate degrees and certificates of achievement. Members of the CR Board of Trustees, Sally Biggin and Bruce Emad, will present the diplomas and certificates to the graduates. All graduating veterans will be recognized by wearing special red, white and blue honor cords.
The CR Del Norte Education Center in Crescent City will hold its graduation at 6 p.m. on Friday May 12, at the Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Event Center. A total of 94 degrees and certificates will be awarded to 82 students.
The CR Mendocino Coast Fine Woodworking program in Fort Bragg will award 22 certificates to 22 students at its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m., in Mendocino Coast Library in Fort Bragg.
The CR Klamath-Trinity Instructional Site graduation event will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m., 15 students will be awarded 17 degrees or certificates in the Hoopa High School Mattz Gymnasium.
The CR Registered Nursing Program will honor its 55 graduates in a special ''pinning ceremony'' at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium on the Eureka Campus. Director of Nursing and Health Occupations Alison Pritchard will welcome the graduates and introduce graduate speakers Emily Creighton, Elizabeth Martella, Amber Hooper and Morgan Crumley.
Photos: CR valedictorian Robert Anderson, and CR salutatorian Ethan Sanderson.