Join us for our annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the LTCC Community Playfield on Al Tahoe Blvd(follow link for map).Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. This year's commencement ceremony theme is "Leaving a Legacy." Lake Tahoe Community College is pleased to present Thuy Thi Nguyen as keynote speaker.
As Interim President and CEO of the Community College League of California since January, 2015, Thuy Thi Nguyen serves as the primary representative of the League. In collaboration with its boards and dedicated staff, Thuy executes the League's mission of providing leadership development, advocacy, policy development and district services for the 72 community college district in California. Previously for over eleven years, Thuy served as General Counsel for the Peralta Community College District where she oversaw all legal matters and provided legal advice to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor, College Presidents, and the Peralta College Foundation. At various points in her tenure as General Counsel, she also served Peralta as Acting Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, District-wide Strategic Planning Manager, and legislative liaison. Thuy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Yale and a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law. She co-published a book entitled "25 Vietnamese Americans in 25 Years," a book which is archived in the Library of Congress. On behalf of the State Bar, Thuy created the innovative statewide 2+2+3 Community College Pathway to Law School. She has taught education law as an adjunct faculty member at California State University, East Bay (Hayward). In 2002, Thuy was listed among "30 Most Influential Asians." In 2002, Thuy was listed among "30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30" nationally by Political.Circus.com, a publication of the Rainmaker Political Group. In 2007, she was named one of eighteen "Best Lawyers under 40" in the country by the National Asian American Bar Association.
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 between Mon. June 15th and Fri. June 26th. Remember to bring a valid student ID with you! The week of June 15th, Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 7:30pm, Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm. The week of June 22nd, Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm. Call the LTCC Bookstore for more information at (530) 541-4660 ext. 227. Students are advised to dress comfortably under their robes; it can get hot out there in June, even in the evenings.
Students must be ready to line up at the rear of the field (closest to the Fitness Education Center) by 5:30 p.m.!
Guests may dress per their personal comfort level (business-casual is common). We suggest comfortable shoes for walking. Since the Community Playfield is outside, we recommend guests bring sunblock, a hat or umbrella, or a jacket for sun protection both before the ceremony when the light is great for picture-taking, and for the outdoors reception after the ceremony.
Commencement Programs will be distributed on Friday June 26th at approximately 5:30 p.m. 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 in the Community Playfield parking lot! The field is more easily accessed from that lot. You can access this lot from Al Tahoe Blvd.
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 in the college's main parking lot, 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.
General Parking: All central campus roads, including those surrounding the campus, will be open on Friday, June 26th. Parking is first come, first served. Parking is free of charge on the LTCC campus. Additional free parking is also available in the Community Playfield parking lot, accessed from Al Tahoe Blvd..
Seating: • Guests should plan to be in their seats on the playfield by 5:30 p.m. • Seating is first come, first served. • The playfield is stroller and wheelchair friendly. However, strollers and wheelchairs are not provided by the college. • No animals (other than service animals) are allowed on campus. • The Community Playfield is outdoors. 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. However, due to limited seating please keep your guest list to a minimum so everyone can be accommodated comfortably.
One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 - 530-541-4660