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DCCCD Students at Seven Colleges Ready for Commencement

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For immediate release - May 5, 2006
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(DALLAS) - Seven campuses, seven graduation ceremonies, thousands of smiling faces ... that’s the picture area parents and family members will see throughout the Dallas County Community College District in May. Each college in the system - Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland - will hold separate graduation ceremonies at several locations throughout the area. Mountain View College already launched the festivities with commencement on Wednesday, May 3, when they welcomed State Rep. Roberto Alonzo as the featured speaker.

A schedule of graduation exercises is listed below:

  • Brookhaven College - Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m.; Loos Field House, Farmers Branch; Ray Attner, 2006 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor, is the featured speaker.
  • Cedar Valley College - Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m.; outdoors (south of gym), Lancaster; Dr. Kevin Fegan, provost and CEO for Northwood University (Texas campus), is the featured speaker.
  • Eastfield College - Thursday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.; Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, Mesquite; Charles Matthews, chancellor of the Texas State University System, is the featured speaker.
  • El Centro College - Sunday, May 7, 3 p.m.; Moody Coliseum, Southern Methodist University; Reginald Gates, president and CEO of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker.
  • North Lake College - Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m.; North Lake College outdoor venue, Irving; President’s Scholar Sherry Boyd is the featured speaker.
  • Richland College - Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. (last names L-Z on Friday and last names A-K on Saturday); outdoors by the lake with fireworks both evenings at or after twilight; Michael Bell, Richland’s 2005-2006 Excellence in Teaching Award winner, is the featured commencement speaker, and DCCCD Trustee Martha Sanchez Metzger will talk to the audience as well.

For more information, call Ann Hatch, DCCCD office of marketing and communications, at (214) 860-2478 or contact the public information office at each college.