Friday, June 24 @ 6pm South Tahoe Middle School ~ Multipurpose Room
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
~William Arthur Ward
Join us for our annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday June 24 at 6 p.m. at the South Tahoe Middle School Multipurpose Room(follow link for map & address).Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. This year's commencement ceremony theme is inspired by a quote from William Arthur Ward: "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it."
Lake Tahoe Community College is pleased to present Dr. Helen Benjamin as our keynote speaker.
Dr. Helen Benjamin has been chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District since 2005. She began her career at there in 1990 when she joined Los Medanos College as dean of language arts and humanistic studies and related occupations. She has held progressively higher-level positions, including District vice chancellor, educational programs and services; interim president of Los Medanos College; and president of Contra Costa College.
Dr. Benjamin is passionate about maintaining an active role in a wide variety of professional and community organizations. At the local level, she is a board member of the Kennedy-King Scholarship Memorial College Scholarship Fund, a countywide effort to provide district students financial support to continue their education goals at a four-year or graduate institution. At the state level, Dr. Benjamin serves as the immediate past chair of the California Community College League Board of Directors. At the national level, she is a member of the Presidents' Round Table, an affiliate organization of the National Council on Black American Affairs, and is a member of President Obama's Commission on the Future.
Dr. Benjamin has a Bachelor of Science in English and Spanish from Bishop College in Texas where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas.
Students who wish to walk in the graduation ceremony MUST wear a cap and gown. You can pick up your free cap and gown at the LTCC Bookstore now through Fri. June 24. Remember to bring a valid student ID with you!
Bookstore Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday, June 13 - June 16, 10am-7:30pm Friday June 17, 9am-2:30pm
Monday thru Thursday, June 20 - June 23, 10am-6pm Friday June 24, 9am-2:30pm
Call the LTCC Bookstore at (530) 541-4660 ext. 227 for more information. Students are advised to dress comfortably under their robes to avoid overheating.
Students must be ready to line up outside the venue (closest to the track/field) by 5:30pm.
Attire: Guests may dress per their personal comfort level (business-casual is common). We suggest comfortable shoes for walking.
Commencement Programs: Commencement Programs will be distributed on Fri. June 24 at approximately 5:30pm prior to the event, free of charge. Programs list the names of graduates receiving Associate in Arts Degrees and Certificates of Achievement.
Mobility Impaired Guests: Guests who require a wheelchair or a stroller are strongly advised to park near the track/field.
Guests with mobility impairments can also make an advanced request, and the President's Office will provide a Mobility Impaired Parking Permit. This permit allows for parking at a specific location near the venue, and provides special seating accommodations for the ceremony. The on-campus Mobility Impaired Parking Permits are not the same as a state-issued "handicap" permits. Mobility impaired guests, whether they own a state "handicap" tag/permit or not, should apply for a Mobility Impaired Parking Permit if they would like special parking and seating accommodations. The campus does not have wheelchairs available for use.
Seating: • Guests should plan to be in their seats by 5:30 p.m. • Seating is first come, first served. • The venue is stroller and wheelchair friendly. However, strollers and wheelchairs are not provided by the college. • No animals (other than service animals) are allowed. • Please prepare for weather and sun exposure when waiting outside (sun block, an umbrella or hat, etc.), as deemed necessary for conditions. • Restrooms are available onsite. • Campus-sponsored student clubs will be providing water, flowers and other items for sale to help fund student scholarships.
Tickets: Tickets are not required for the Commencement Ceremony.
Post-Commencement Ceremony: Following the ceremony, guests are encouraged to remain in their seats until all graduates have left the venue. Graduates are greeted and congratulated by LTCC's faculty, staff, and administrators immediately following the ceremony as one group for a ‘send off.' Following the processional line, guests are encouraged to meet their graduate outside fo the venue for light refreshments and photos.
If you have additional questions regarding commencement, please contact Julie Booth at (530) 541-4660 ext. 477, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 - 530-541-4660