Graduation approaches

After work comes reward at Los Medanos College, where another class will partake in the graduation ceremony Friday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s football stadium.

“Graduation is one of the best examples of student success,” said LMC President Bob Kratochvil in an email. “ Our graduating students have worked hard in their academic endeavors, and the commencement ceremony is a sensational way of celebrating their accomplishments.”

Before the big day, there are a few things those moving on should be informed of including proper attire and times, all of which will be covered at Student Success Ceremony on May 20 at 3 p.m., in the Recital Hall (Room MU-720).

A cap and gown must be purchased before the ceremony and clothing worn underneath should be comfortable. Students can pick up their cap, gown and tassel from the LMC Bookstore for $16.80, plus tax.

Keep in mind, high heels are not allowed on the track and those wearing them will be asked to change.

“To provide a safe experience for faculty, staff, and students no high heeled shoes or chewing gum will be allowed in the stadium. If you wear high-heeled shoes, you will be required to remove your shoes as they will damage the track and field. If this occurs, you will be graduating in bare feet,” the LMC website said.

When students walk across the stage, only one degree, which they have earned, will be announced. For students with honors, they also have some extra recognition coming.

“Students with a 3.5 GPA as of Fall 2015, including transfer units, will be eligible for honors designation at graduation. The honors tassel may be purchased at the bookstore for $4.60, plus tax,” said the graduation newsletter.

For those graduating, MESA Director Nicole Trager and chemistry professor Mindy Capes offered inspiration.

“Work hard, find a community and keep going after your dreams,” said Trager.

Capes added, “We are very proud of them for following their dreams.”