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MCC 2019 Commencement Held in L.C. Walker Arena

Image from 2019 MCC CommencementMuskegon Community College’s 91st Commencement exercises were held on May 8, 2019 in the L.C. Walker Arena, where 261 graduating students participated in the ceremony.

MCC Class of 1983 graduate Tracy Lyn Lamb, an award-winning executive director of NEWS, an organization providing domestic violence and sexual abuse services in California’s Napa Valley, received the 2019 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award and delivered the Commencement address.

Class of 2003 graduate Nicholas Strait, the director of Clinical Consolidation at Mercy Health in Muskegon, received the MCC Alumni Achievement Award, an honor recognizing extraordinary professional achievement by a recent MCC graduate.

MCC students Alana Tovar-Pineda and Maxwell Olmstead delivered remarks on behalf of the Class of 2019.

MCC President Dale K. Nesbary gave the introductory and closing remarks. The invocation will be provided by Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Tracy Lyn Lamb. Diana Osborn, the chair of the MCC Board of Trustees, offered the welcome and conferred the degrees.

Gretchen Cline, who is retiring after 22 years on the English Department faculty, was the mace bearer and led the processional into and the recessional out of the arena. Interim Director of Nursing Chris E. Patterson awarded the nursing pins. Irene Z. Church, a Business Department faculty member, presented Faculty Association Scholarships to Tammi Jo Modderman and Emily Huyser.  Alumni Achievement Award recipient Nicholas Strait presented the Hadden Award to Madison Perry-Herrera and Jodi Prescott.

The MCC Wind Ensemble directed by Daniel M. Meyers, the MCC College Singers directed by Nicholas Palmer, and the Muskegon Regional Police Pipes and Drums provided the music.

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2020 Commencement General Information

Who is eligible to participate in Commencement?
Students with an earned minimum of 47 credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 are eligible to participate. The 2020 ceremony will recognize the Fall 2019 graduates and students who plan on completing their degrees/certificates in Winter 2020 or Summer 2020.

How and when should I apply for graduation?
Please complete an Application for Graduation by March 1, 2020 if you wish to have your name in the Commencement program. Here’s how:

To access the Application for Graduation, please log into your MYMCC account and go to the WebAdvisor for Students link on the right hand side of the page.  Click the drop-down icon for Webadvisor for Students, then the drop-down icon for Graduation, and then click on Apply for Graduation.

In a few weeks, you will receive a postcard in the mail. It will explain how to submit your participation card, when to purchase your cap and gown, as well as specific details pertaining to the commencement ceremony. You may also access this information at: mymcc.muskegoncc.edu.academics/commencement.

For further information, please contact the Office of the Registrar by email: officeoftheregistrar@muskegoncc.edu or call Joan Jolman, Degree Audit Specialist at (231) 777-0204.