Mid Michigan Community College held two commencement ceremonies on May 5th to honor this year’s graduates. This is the second year that MMCC has held two commencements in order to accommodate its high number of graduates.
Due to steady enrollment increases over the last few years, MMCC graduated a record-number of students. In total, 661 students were eligible to receive degrees, and over 230 graduates attended the ceremonies.
Senator Judy Emmons spoke at the first commencement for non-health career graduates, encouraging them to impact their communities positively through outreach and both personal and professional contributions.
Sarah Kiel, set to graduate with her Doctor of Medicine degree from MSU in 2013, spoke to the health career graduates during the second ceremony. Her message of optimism relayed the importance of health providers who stay positive, honest, and devoted to caring service.
“We’re confident that our students leave MMCC prepared to meaningfully contribute to our communities and workforce,” said Matt Miller, MMCC’s VP of Student and Community Relations. “We’re very proud of these graduates and their accomplishments.”