EVERETT, WA – Everett Community College will celebrate graduating students and honor outstanding graduates at the EvCC 2013 Commencement at 7 p.m. June 14 at EvCC’s Student Fitness Center.
Doors open at the Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St., at 6 p.m. Admission is by ticket only.
EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center will be available as an alternate viewing location for those without tickets. For the first time, graduation will also be streamed live on the web from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 14. Go to www.everettcc.edu/graduation and click on watch graduation live.
In 2012-13, more than 2,200 students will graduate from EvCC with a degree or certificate. About 350 students are expected to participate in commencement including student speaker Raven Conyers.
Conyers, a 2011 Cascade High School graduate, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barrè syndrome at age 16. The muscle disorder left her with nerve damage in her hands and feet. Since then, she’s had a strong interest in learning about how the human body works.
At EvCC, Conyers has been involved as a student leader, serving as the Diversity and Intercultural Awareness Coordinator for 2012-13 and as a student senator. She was a member of the Achieve the Dream Start to Finish committee, Student Involvement committee, Awards Banquet committee, Safe Zone committee and Appointment Review committee.
She graduates from EvCC with an associate in arts and sciences degree and is transferring to Washington State University to major in biochemistry and pre-pharmacy with plans to become a pharmacist.
EvCC will also honor 24 outstanding graduates chosen by faculty. (See below).
Outside food and drinks, helium balloons, strollers, car/baby seats, tripods and air horns are not permitted in EvCC’s Student Fitness Center. Limited reserved ADA seating and wheelchair accessible seating will be available. For hearing impaired guests and graduates, sign language interpretation will be provided, and FM machines will be available at the Guest Services Counter at the main entrance.
For more information, visit www.everettcc.edu/graduation or contact Jennifer Rhodes, director of EvCC’s Student Activities Office, at 425-388-9509.
Everett Community College’s 2013 Outstanding Graduates
Faculty members nominate and select outstanding graduates in each of the college’s instructional divisions. Outstanding graduates are recognized with an “Honor for Excellence” gold medallion and a certificate of award.
Maria G. Anakotta, Human Services, Everett
Rachel E. Austin, Adult Ed/Academic Transfer, Everett
Kathy L. Bansen, Medical Transcription, Big Pine Key, Fla.
Jacqueline Nichole Brewer, Early Childhood Education, Snohomish
Aaron Britton, Criminal Justice, Lake Stevens
Charvette Costa, Communications Studies, Marysville
Colby J. Droullard, Social Sciences, Snohomish
Rebecca S. Flippen, Photography, Marysville
Sharlyn K. Galvez, Education, Lake Stevens
Justin W. Gilkison, Manufacturing Tech: CAD, Sultan
Manjeet Singh Hayer, Adult Education, Everett
Karli I. Hesselman, World Languages, Arlington
Jennifer L. Hunsaker, Medical Assisting, Lake Stevens
Dorothyann C. Johnson, English, Everett
Lubna M, Khalfe, Mathematics, Marysville
Kristen J. Marberry, Geology, Lake Stevens
Nicole R. Mather, Accounting, Everett
Kathleen K. McCraw, Medical Coding, Edmonds
Dan A. Radion, Engineering, Arlington
Elizabeth L. Roberts, Business Technology, Mill Creek
Bryant Sales, Studio Arts, Marysville
Matthew W. Spah, Computer Science, Arlington
Adam R. Sylvester, Academic Transfer, Marysville
Kirin M. Vreeland, Pre-Nursing, Everett