OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College will mark the
accomplishments of graduates in two ceremonies scheduled for
Thursday, June 12, and Friday, June 13. Both ceremonies begin at 7
p.m. in the Randall Gym.
On Thursday, the college will hold the graduation of students in
the Adult High School Diploma and GED (General Educational
Development) programs. The youngest student participating is 14,
and the oldest is 46.
Friday's graduation recognizes students earning degrees and
certificates. The college will award 1,428 certificates and degrees
this spring, although not all students participate in graduation.
The youngest graduate in Friday's ceremony is 16, and the oldest is
70. Eighty-one graduates have earned a 4.0 GPA, and 381 students
have made honor roll with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99.
At each graduation, a number of students who have been nominated
by their instructors are recognized for their accomplishments at
CCC. The college also recognizes an outstanding alumni and
distinguished friends of the college. This year's student profiles
- Elvia Lopez, earning her GED and working toward
- Sally Jasso, a returning student who earned her GED and is now
earning a degree in computer science.
- Caitlyn Fitzgerald, earning her GED after overcoming health
- Francisco Nunez, earning his GED through determination and hard
- Sosentes "Tito" Mendoza, a Desert Storm veteran earning a
degree in Human Services. A 4.0 student and member of Phi Theta
Kappa honor society for two-year students, he will transfer to PSU
to earn a bachelor's degree in social work.
- Adam Bowlen, earning a degree criminal justice, is a cadet with
CCC Campus Safety looking for a career in law enforcement.
- Sheree Sturman, a single parent, who is earning an associate's
- Chris Chulos II, a former Blue Heron Paper Mill worker, who
lost his job of nearly 40 years when the mill closed in 2011. He is
earning a degree in horticulture.
- Travis Swanson, a returning student earning a transfer degree,
who plans to transfer to Oregon Tech. He is an Oregon Scholar and
president of Phi Theta Kappa.
- Distinguished alumni ShiloWittrock-Laccino, who overcame
hardships to complete her transfer degree at CCC. She earned a
bachelor and a master of social work at Portland State University
and now works in her hometown of Molalla as a school social
- The college will recognize the Miles Family of Miles Fiberglass
and Composites as Distinguished Friends of the College.
Lowell Miles, his daughter Lori Luchak-Olund, and her son Alex
Luchak will accept the award. The Miles family has a long history
of support of CCC and the college Foundation.
No tickets are required to attend graduation ceremonies.
However, seating in Randall Hall is limited, and doors will close
when capacity is reached. Additional viewing will be available in
the McLoughlin Auditorium and the Community Center Mall.
For more information, please see the graduation website at www.clackamas.edu/Graduation.