Delta graduates accept degrees

Delta College Graduation
By Cameron Kerkau, managing editor.

With the regular school year of 2017 coming to a close, Delta College hosted its 56th annual commencement ceremony friday night in the Pioneer gymnasium.

Margarita Mosqueda, vice president of Student and Educational Services, welcomed the graduates and their friends and family to the ceremony, which began with a singing of the National Anthem led by the Delta College chamber choir.

President Jean Goodnow took the stage and congratulated the graduates. “Delta brings together students of many different walks of life,” Goodnow explained to the audience.

Ali R. Bourcier Shultz, graduating with an associate’s degree in science, and James M. Quinn, graduating with an associate’s in applied science, were the student speakers for this year’s ceremony.

Quinn spoke first, explaining how his time at the college changed his perception on education.

“I hope when you look back at your time at Delta, you reminisce on the strong foundation you’ve built here,” Quinn told the crowd.

In Bourcier Shultz’s speech, she explained how the community at Delta is invested in its students’ success, saying, “The Delta community knows and understands that students make sacrifices for their education.”

After each candidate was called to the podium to accept their degree, Goodnow closed the ceremony and invited the crowd to the Red Brix for refreshments.

“I commend each of you for your achievement tonight,” Goodnow told the graduates.

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