Central Community College debuting winter commencement

CCC announces graduation plans
CCC announces graduation plans(Diamond Nunnally (KSNB))
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 1:37 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (Press Release) - Central Community College will hold its first winter commencement at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds.

In past years, each of the three CCC campuses hosted informal mid-year graduation receptions with all participants being invited to take part in official commencement ceremonies in May. This year, college administrators elected to hold one formal commencement ceremony for all December graduates, encompassing the Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses.

Chandra Anderson, a 2009 graduate of the nursing program at Central Community College’s Kearney Center, will be the commencement speaker. She currently serves as the chief nursing and quality officer at Cozad Community Health System. In October, Anderson received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Central Community College at the Nebraska Community College Association annual conference.

Spectrum, the select choir from the Columbus Campus, will perform the national anthem and another selection, while the ROTC color guard from Grand Island Senior High will present the colors. CCC President Dr. Matt Gotschall and all three campus presidents will offer remarks during the ceremony.

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